Supporting Colorado scholastic journalism since 1970

Contests, Conventions, Workshops

Join these local and national organizations! Your students will thank you.

Competing for journalism awards, attending state and national conventions and workshops, and becoming a member of scholastic journalism organizations will help to  maintain your program’s professional status, celebrate student work, and honor the hard work and dedication of the staffers.

Your students will thank you for opening doors for them that can lead to scholarships, honor roll’s, internships, and careers. The experience of a lifetime may be right around the corner!

National Organizations 



  • National contests held each year including individual awards, The Best of the High School Press, and Pacemaker awards
  • Critiques and Workshops

Quill & Scroll

  • International Honor Society for high school journalists
State Orgnaizations 
CHSPA (That’s us!)
  • Summer Adviser Workshop
  • Summer Redesign/ Rethink Workshop
  • State “J-Day” Conference at CSU in the fall
  • Southern Colorado Conference
  • Capitol Hill Press Conference in the winter
  • Constitution Day Workshop
  • Outreach & Advocacy
  • Best of Colorado Awards (submit in March for end of year recognition)
  • All-Colorado Awards (submit in June to receive critiques for the start of the next school year)
Summer Opportunities
  • ReTHink/ ReDEsign @ Rock Canyon H.S. : HERE
  • iNews Investigative Journalism camp: HERE
  • MediaNOW! St. Louis: HERE
  • Ball State Workshops: HERE
  • JEA Advisers Institute HERE
  • Reynolds HSJ Institute HERE