2013-2014 ILPC entry information – Sidekick

For The Sidekick newspaper

All Sidekick staff members are required (for a grade) to enter the Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC) contest.

For your entries, you can enter each category as many times as you like and Mr. Wofford will select the top 2 entries per category from the staff to submit.

There is an Online contest and Newspaper (print) contest so be sure you are using the correct  form. Mr. Wofford will have hard copies of the forms in D115 but they are also attached to this post.

You will print your entry, complete the entry form and attach it (face up) to the back of your entry.

DEADLINE: End of class, Monday Feb. 10



  • Ratings:
    Student publications are judged and assigned ratings by publications specialists. Our judges are master teachers who have advised award-winning publications and who know the nuances of student publications. Certificates are presently given to those publications which earn the following ratings:

    • Award of Distinguished Merit – The association’s highest rating.
    • Award of Achievement – The association’s second-highest rating.
    • Award of Honor – Awards superior efforts in student publications.
    • Award of Merit – Recognizes service and devotion to scholastic journalism.
  • Top publications:
    The top publications are also entered into competition for ILPC’s prestigious Gold, Silver and Bronze Star awards. Recipients of the Star Awards represent the top 10 percent of student newspapers and yearbooks in Texas.
  • Individual Achievement Awards:
    Students may submit entries ranging from news writing to sports photography to yearbook theme development. The competition is keen, and the champions represent the nation’s finest scholastic journalism.

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