Events - Edinboro University
          Contact Info

          Communication, Journalism and Media Department
          Compton Hall, Room 208
          210 East Normal Street
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2444


          The Communication, Journalism and Media Department holds many events throughout the year that complement in-class learning.

          2020 High School Journalism Day

          In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, the Northwest Pennsylvania High School Journalism Day and Competition scheduled for April 23, 2020, at Edinboro University has been cancelled.

          Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 14th annual Northwestern Pennsylvania (NWPA) High School Journalism Competition, sponsored by the Department of Communication, Journalism and Media and the campus newspaper (The Spectator), radio station (WFSE-88.9) and television station (Edinboro University E-TV). The competition is designed to recognize and reward journalistic talent among high school students. The competition is open to all high school students who have an interest in print journalism, broadcast journalism or photojournalism.

          All entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of faculty members from the Edinboro University Department of Communication, Journalism and Media and staff members from campus media.

          Individual winners will receive the following Visa cards (group entries will split the monetary awards) provided by the Meadville Tribune,, JET-TV, and Fox 66:

          • First place ($100)
          • Second place ($50)
          • Third place ($25)
          • Fourth place (certificate)
          • Fifth place (certificate)
          • One "Best in Show" winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to Edinboro University. Scholarships will be remitted in the recipient's freshman year should they enroll at Edinboro University.

          All award winners and a guest (guidance counselor, teacher, or parent) will be invited to an awards luncheon on April 23, 2020 that will be held as part of Edinboro University’s annual High School Journalism Day.

          Students are invited to compete in four print journalism categories (news, feature, sports, and opinion), one web publication category, three photojournalism categories (news photo, feature photo, sports photo) and three broadcast journalism categories (broadcast news package, newscast anchor, and podcast or vodcast). All entries must have been completed after January 1, 2019. Stories should be published in a high school newspaper or electronic equivalent. Students may enter one (1) entry per category. The number of entries per high school is not limited. The entry forms and guidelines are linked below. All entries must be received by April 13, 2020. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Ronald K. Raymond at or (814) 732-1317.

          Journalism Day Registration

          Photo Competition

          Web Publication

          Broadcast Publication

          Print Publication