Coming to the convention? Get involved

If you plan to attend the JEA/NSPA convention, consider getting involved by speaking, judging Write-off or Best of Show competitions, or critiquing yearbooks, newspapers, video or magazines. Pick an area that interests you and contact us.

Most Write-off contests take place on Friday afternoon, and the judging occurs on Friday evening. To sign up to judge Write-offs, contact Nancy Smith at

Those interested in judging Best of Show should contact Grace Christiansen, NSPA, at 612-625-4337 or Best of Show judges cannot have students in attendance at the convention.

If you are an experienced adviser, you can help with On-site critiques. You’ll receive copies of a newspaper, yearbook, magazine or video in advance of the convention. At the convention you will meet with the staff of the publication and provide constructive criticism of its work. To help with critiques, contact
Nancy Olson ( or Brian Baron (

There may be times still available for session speakers. If you are interested in presenting a session, email Connie Fulkerson at