**Please contact Joe Humphrey at fspacontests@gmail.com for all contest and evaluations inquiries.


Digital Contests allow Florida student journalists to showcase their work in a variety of categories such as writing, design, photography, art, broadcast and multimedia journalism. Judges assign a numeric score to each and provide written feedback (Criteria are listed on the document with prompts and instructions below. We recognize All-Florida winners online and name a Best of the Best at convention for each category. 

See link at right for a list of All-Florida and Best of the Best winners.


Winners will be announced during 
Oct. 24 Statewide Workshop.


We will announce category details in December. We will open the submission window in January 2021. Quick Turn week is Feb. 1-5. Other categories will be due on Sunday, Feb. 28. 


FSPA provides a yearly evaluation service for newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, broadcast programs and online publications. The focus of the evaluation service is to provide feedback that will enable students to improve their publications and broadcast programs.

The evaluations are done by outstanding publication advisers from other states’ press associations, professional journalists and journalism faculty members. Staffs and advisers receive a written critique, providing specific comments on strengths and weaknesses of their publications and broadcasts. The top publications receive All-Florida awards at our convention banquets.

Click the publication type below to download our evaluation guides. NOTE: We plan to revise the literary magazine and online media guides in the 2020-21 school year. All others were revised this year. 

Newspaper/Newsmagazine evaluations are $70. Publications complete an online application and submit PDF files of up to three issues of their publication. We will accept 2020-21 publications in January.

Online Media evaluations are $60. Publications complete an online application. We will accept 2020-21 publications in January.

Broadcast News Program evaluations are $65. An entry consists of links to three episodes, submitted via an online application. We will accept 2020-21 shows in January. 

Yearbook evaluation entries are $60-$70 depending on book size. The deadline to submit 2020 books has passed. We will accept 2021 books starting in May. 

Literary Magazine evaluation entries $60. The deadline to submit 2020 magazines has passed. We will accept 2021 magazines starting in May.

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