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Apply now for 21st annual FAPFA recognition


It’s again time to apply for the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. You can access the form here. All first round applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15.

In its 21st year, the recognition is designed to identify and recognize high schools that actively support and protect First Amendment rights of their students and teachers. 

Schools will be recognized at the 2020 Spring National JEA/NSPA High School Journalism Convention in Nashville.

To be recognized by JEA, NSPA and Quill and Scroll, schools must successfully complete two rounds of questions about the degree of First Amendment Freedoms student journalists have and how the school recognizes and supports the First Amendment.

Entries will be evaluated by members of these organizations.

Round 1 consists of a student editor and adviser or administrator answering questions. Those who advance to the next level will be asked to provide responses from the principal and advisers and at least two student editors.

In Round 2, semifinalists will also submit samples of the publications and their printed editorial policies in addition to the students, advisers and principals outlined above.

If you have questions, please contact Lori Keekley.

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