MHSPA members may now submit entries for the MHSPA Gold Medallions, which recognize excellence in print, broadcast and online media. New this year is the category for online media, with sub-categories for Web site general excellence and for multimedia package.

All Minnesota high school and junior high school student journalists are eligible for the awards. MHSPA members enter for free. Non-members pay $5 per entry. Entries must arrive (not be postmarked) at MHSPA by Sept. 11, 2009, to be eligible. MHSPA recommends that advisers review all entries prior to submission. Winners will be announced at MHSPA’s Minnesota State High School Journalism Convention in October 2009. Winners will receive award certificates. MHSPA reserves the right to publish winners and submissions on its Web site and in its publications.

All entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2008-2009 school year. Two entries from each school may be entered in each sub-category. Each entry should be submitted as a complete, full-page tear sheet from a newspaper, or a full page/spread of a yearbook or magazine. Entries that are not the whole spread should be outlined in red. Entries in Yearbook Theme/Concept Package should carefully unbind all relevant pages from the book and include just those pages together. Yearbook staffs that do not receive their 2009 book in time for the Sept. 11 deadline may send proofs or computer printouts of their spreads. Broadcast entries should be submitted on DVDs. Online entries should be submitted on a separate sheet of paper with complete URL. Online category is open to any member.

Use the form below and submit to the MHSPA office by Sept. 11, 2009.

2009 Gold Medallion Entry Form


The Journalism Educators of Minnesota and the Minnesota High School Press Association co-sponsor general excellence in print publications (newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks and literary magazines). Submit your publication by Sept. 11, 2009, to the address on the form below. Entry fee is $10.

2009 All-State Publication Entry Form