The Minnesota High School Press Association serves the state’s high school journalists and advisers with programs and competitions that promote journalistic excellence.  


Minnesota High School Press Association
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 720, 
MinneapolisMN 55414
612.200.9254 •

It’s reunion time!

Join us Oct. 13 for the
MSHPA convention

The Minnesota High School Press Association’s annual convention returns in person this year.

We’re set for Thursday, Oct. 13 —
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
in the Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus.


Keynote speaker

Azhae’la Hanson is a reporter and youth program coordinator for North News, the community print and digital news publication that focuses on North Minneapolis where she grew up and currently resides. A recent graduate of Xavier University (Louisiana), she hopes her work as a journalist inspires youth and community members to create and celebrate their own narratives.


Convention schedule

8 a.m.
Registration opens

9 a.m.
Keynote speaker

Registration opens Sept. 1
$23 early-bird rate, by Sept. 27
$28 regular rate

Convention Best of Show
$10 per entry

Interested in speaking
at the  convention?

Connect with us via this speaker form.
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Gold Medallion Awards

MHSPA announces the winners of its 2020-21 Gold Medallion Awards. Congratulations!

2021 winners

Enter the 2021-22 competition

Now is the time to submit Gold Medallion Award entries for the 2021-22 academic year.

Deadline: 5 p.m. CT June 24, 2022.

JEM All-State Awards

Journalism Educators of Minnesota announces the 2021 winners of its All-State Awards. Congratulations!

2021 winners


Minnesota Journalism
Educator of the Year

Recognizing the contributions and excellence of a journalism educator.


All State Awards

Journalism Educators of Minnesota honors excellence in an academic year.

WINNERS • 202020192018

Gold Medallion Awards

Honoring an academic year’s top individual work in six categories.

WINNERS • 20212020 • 2019
 • 2017 • 2016

Best of Show Awards

MSHPA honors current work at its fall convention.

WINNERS • 2020 • 2019 • 20172016 2015