Missouri Interscholastic Press Association

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Welcome MIPA members, we’ve got exciting news! 

MIPA is merging with the Missouri Journalism Education Association (MJEA) to create one unified press association for the state: MIPA-MJEA. Our hope is this will make things less confusing for advisers across the state and help connect advisers around the state. 

That being said, the leaders of the new organization – to be called MIPA-MJEA – have created a new membership structure that combines things from both of the merging groups. 

Membership will have a tiered structure moving forward, with different price points getting your different services. This new membership structure will allow us to offer more in terms of contests, overall contests and J-Day at the University of Missouri in the spring. 

The new membership tiers are as follows:

$50 BASIC MEMBERSHIP: includes monthly contests, yearly individual student contests, Student Journalist of the Year, Adviser of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Taft Award, the “Best ofs,” All-State Team and honor roll, but not overalls and J-Day contests which organizations could still enter but at $5 per individual. J-Day contests limit each publication’s number of entries to eight overall.

$80: for one overall publication and all other benefits. J-Day contests are free to members at this level (still limited to eight overall entries), with one overall publication critique, in addition to the other benefits listed in Basic Membership.

$130: for two overall publications and all other benefits. J-Day contests are free to members at this level (still limited to eight overall entries), with two overall publication critiques, in addition to the other benefits listed in Basic Membership.

$245: for three overall publications and all other benefits. J-Day contests are free to members at this level (still limited to eight overall entries), with three overall publication critiques, in addition to the other benefits listed in Basic Membership.

$300: Entire School (4+ publications/programs). J-Day contests are free to members at this level (still limited to eight overall entries), with four overall publication critiques, in addition to the other benefits listed in Basic Membership.

$40: middle school/junior high school membership.

You can join MIPA-MJEA by completing our membership form here.

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