Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. How can I find out if my high school has a charter?
- 2. Do I need to purchase a Membership Registry for each of my students?
- 3. Does the membership pin come with the membership?
- 4. Is there an annual membership fee for students or for my school?
- 5. What is the deadline to induct students?
- 6. Can I just order the graduation honor cords for my seniors?
- 7. I inducted students last year that I would like to order an editor pin for this year. Can I order just pins or do I have to pay the $25 induction fee again?
- 8. How many contests does Quill and Scroll offer?
- 9. I advise the yearbook and there are different advisers for the newspaper, broadcast, Web, etc. Does each adviser have to apply for a Quill and Scroll Charter?
- 10. Are there annual dues to continue the Quill and Scroll charter?
- 11. I am a new journalism adviser and our school has a Quill and Scroll Charter. Are there required activities or meetings?
You do not need to purchase a Membership Registry for each of your students for them to be registered members. The ‘Membership Registry’ is a form we send to you to help you keep track of all of your students and their awards.
Included in the induction fee ($25 per student) is a membership pin of choice, membership certificate and a one-year subscription to Quill & Scroll magazine.
No. Once students or schools become members of Quill and Scroll, they are members for life. There is no annual membership fee.
There is no deadline. Students who meet the membership requirements can be inducted at any time.
The Quill and Scroll graduation honor cords can be ordered for any senior who is a member. Honor cords and other student awards may be purchased when nominating students for induction.
You can just order pins from the member-pin options. Once students are members, they do not need to “renew” memberships. Only new members must pay the membership fee upon joining.
Quill and Scroll offers two contests – the Yearbook Excellence Contest and the International Writing, Photography and Multimedia Contest, which includes a Blogging Competition and a contest for middle and junior high school students. We also provide the News Media Evaluation over the summer, which evaluates and rates newspapers and news magazines.
In addition, Quill and Scroll helps other organizations and companies to conduct their journalism-related contests. In the past, these have included the Association of American Publishers, Allstate Foundation and the Olive Garden contests. You can find more information on those other contests here.
No, the charter is granted to the school and covers all school-sponsored journalism and media programs.
No, there are no annual dues.
Quill and Scroll has no requirements for school chapters to have specific activities or meetings. Each school chapter is unique and can be as active as the journalism adviser and students choose. We encourage chapters to include Quill and Scroll members from all media programs at the school. Recommended activities include electing student officers and engaging in service activities, such as producing the school’s website, broadcast announcements or the PTO newsletter, conducting programs to teach elementary or middle school students journalistic skills, raising funds for media staffs to participate in workshops, or planning Constitution Day observances for the high school.