J-Challenges Announced for 2017-18 School Year!


J-Challenges are back for the fourth year! MIPA is excited to offer three different cycles throughout the year, featuring opportunities for all types of student media to compete.

Check out all the details, including dates for all three challenges and submission instructions HERE

2017-18 CHALLENGE #1

Topics will be emailed to the list serv by midnight September 20, 2017. Entries must be submitted by midnight October 4, 2017. 

  • Broadcast (radio, podcast, or video) Public Service Announcement Challenge: Students may enter in teams of two, three, or four people. Staffs may enter two entries from two different teams. Students will create a :30 TRT PSA. Any use of graphics is encouraged, but not required. Students will produce a PSA that fits the theme/topic provided. Use our online form to submit entries.
  • Feature (not broadcast) Story Challenge: Students may enter as an individual or in in teams of two people. Yearbook, Newspaper, and/or Online Staffs may enter one entry from one team per publication (NOT one per school). Students will write a feature story that fits the topic/theme given. Use our online form to submit entries.