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


The Spring Digital Contests are now open. They allow Florida student journalists to showcase their work in a variety of categories such as writing, design, photography, art, broadcast and multimedia journalism. We recognize All-Florida winners and name a Best of the Best for each category.

Check out the attachment below for much more information about our digital contests, deadlines, entry fees and upload instructions.

Spring 2018 Cat Descriptions - with Quick Turns.pdf

Find 2017 All-Florida and Best of the Best winners here.

Find 2016 All-Florida and Best of the Best winners on this page.

Find 2015 All-Florida and Best of the Best winners on this page.

In the Fall Digital Contests, students are evaluated against other entries from their FSPA district. View the fall 2016 winners


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.

Broadcast, Newspaper and Online Media critiques are conducted 
mid-year (in late January/early February).


Deadline June 8 -- You will be prompted
to log into your FSPA website account


Deadline June 8 -- You will be promoted
to log into your FSPA website account

After completing the online application, mail your publication to 

FSPA Evaluations
c/o Joe Humphrey
13014 N. Dale Mabry Highway
# 227
Tampa FL 33618

You may submit payment online but if you do not, please include it with your publication. You also should include a letter to the evaluator from the adviser and/or editor(s) that:

-- Outlines any special circumstances about your book
-- Highlights/explains the theme as needed
-- Identifies any areas where you'd like the reviewer to pay special additional when providing feedback

All-Florida publications: April 2018 | April 2017


These are specific categories within the Digital Contests. The 2018 prompts are in the attachment linked under "Digital Contests" above.

Find 2016 winners here.

Find 2015 winners here.

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