Northwest Scholastic Press

2017 Fall Press Day

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Start the school year off right by joining Northwest Scholastic Press and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in Eugene for Fall Press Day.

Award winning journalists Jose Antonio Vargas and Meghan A.T.B. Reese are the morning and afternoon keynote speakers. Additionally, there are over 30 sessions for students and advisers to attend and contests for students to enter their best work.


Registration is open for all middle and high school students.



Students: $20 each/ $35 each without NWSP membership

Advisers: $35 each/ $40 each without NWSP membership

Registration Form:

Registration deadline: October 18, 2017



Northwest Scholastic Press (NWSP) and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication now offer to cover bus and substitute teacher fees for programs in need.

Bus reimbursement: We’re offering to cover bus fees for schools with low income students who would not normally attend Fall Press Day due to the cost — up to $600.
Note: Depending on the amount of students you bring with you, we may ask you to share a bus with a neighboring school to and from Eugene.

Substitute reimbursement: We’re offering to cover substitute teacher fees for advisers who need assistance paying for a one — up to $200.

Note: All applicants must be NWSP members.

Application deadline October 6



The best of show contest is for current publications, broadcast, and online web staffs. Middle and high school publications will have their own categories. Contest materials will be brought to and judged at Fall Press Day, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony.

Judges will look at overall content, technical difficulty and appearance. Awards will be given for first through third place.

Yearbook – Bring a copy of your yearbook. Yearbooks will be judged on coverage, writing, visuals and layout.
Newspaper/newsmagazine – Bring a copy of your best publication from the last 12 months. Newspapers and magazines will be judged on coverage, writing, visuals and layout.
Website – List the website URL on this form. Make sure it’s up to date and consistently updated.
Newscast – Bring a copy of your best newscast from the last 12 months on a DVD or flash drive in .MOV format. Entries will be judged by broadcast journalism standards.

Contest registration deadline: October 18



Fall Press Day is Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7:30 AM-3:00 PM on the University of Oregon’s campus.

Interested in sharing your expertise in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, photography, layout and design, communication law, First Amendment, new media or any subject you think might be imperative for young journalists? There are three available sessions that begin at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM. Each session runs for 50 minutes. Lunch is provided for all speakers and presenters!

You can sign up here: 

Deadline October 6



The exhibitor/advertising contract for Fall Press Day is now available here.

We’re offering bundled prices for an exhibit space and ad again:

  • An exhibit space with full-page ad: $305.
  • An exhibit space with half-page ad: $235.

Each exhibitor will receive one six-foot draped table and two chairs (an additional table may be requested). Space will be assigned on a rotation basis based on location at previous events and number of years exhibiting with NWSP.

*Exhibit space and program advertisements are also available separately, see form for prices*

Deadline: October 6

Exhibit area hours:

7:00 AM – Exhibitor setup

7:30 AM – Exhibits/Registration

12 PM – Adviser lunch

1:00 PM – Exhibit tear down



Contact: Anthony Whitten, Executive Director, at


Simone Myers, program assistant, at

2017 Fall Press Day