2023 State Convention

The FSPA Student board is excited to welcome everyone back to an in-person convention on April 13-15 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in Orlando.


The state chairs and district representatives plan on keeping the students up to date on events, activities, and competitions through our social media accounts. Please share with your students and staff and encourage them to follow these accounts.

Instagram: @fspastudentreps  @floridascholasticpress

 Twitter: @fspa_stud_reps  @fspa

2023 Convention Program

What to Expect


  • Morning Activities (Check in begins at 10 a.m.) - Film festival, publication critiques, vendor booths, FSPA Crash Course, student rep contests
  • Opening Session - 2 p.m. - Pep rally, keynote speaker, CONTEST PROMPT DROP
  • On the Spot Contests
    • $5-$10 entry fee, 2 entries per contest per registered staff
    • Open registration - pick the contests you want to enter (online BNC platform)
    • Contests released after opening, with varying deadlines

  • Intensive Training Sessions
    • 90-minute hands-on training sessions for photography, Adobe products, more
    • $10 registration per student, limited seating, register when you register for convention


  • Classes covering all areas of journalism offered by professionals in each field
  • Banquet
  • High school dance and middle school games/activities


  • Award ceremony


Convention Flyer


Thursday, April 13 -

Saturday, April 15


Early Bird (Feb 6-Feb. 28):

$110 per student and adviser*

Late Registration (Mar 1 -13):

$125 per student and adviser


$145 per night 

Hotel Registration is Now Closed


Apply for the Maassen Scholarship


  • Student contests (with prizes) before and during the event 
  • Resources for advisers & students to make this a fun & useful field trip
  • SWAG - order stickers and merchandise with your registration

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