Yearbook Excellence Contest closed for entries
Quill and Scroll’s 2020 Yearbook Excellence Contest closed for entries on October 17. We are in the process of distributing over 1,000 entries to our judges.
Winners will be announced in early December. Until then, keep writing!
Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest is next!
Get ready to start submitting entries for the Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest starting in December. The final entry deadline will be Feb. 10, but it’s never too early to start looking at your best work and deciding which and how many to enter.
For the first time, the WPM Contest will be split into Class A (large schools) and Class B (not-as-large schools) based on enrollment. That means more chances to earn a first, second or third place. As always, at least 10 percent of all entries will be recognized as winners.
We’ve added three new categories:
- Sports Game Coverage
- Pandemic Coverage (Single Story)
- Pandemic Coverage (Series of Stories)
Here’s where you can find all the categories, as well as last year’s winners.
Eleven schools named George H. Gallup Award winners
Named for the founder of Quill and Scroll and the Gallup Poll, the award is given only to those publications that achieved and sustained excellence during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Gallup Award recognition is based on extraordinary improvement, exceptional service to the school and community, editorial campaigns, and in-depth reporting on special issues.
International First Place Award recognition went to 18 schools. The International Second Place Award was awarded to nine schools. Click here for a full list of winners.
The Gallup Award winners include:
- Felix Varela Senior High School, “The Viper Vibe”
- Clarke Central high School, “Odyssey News Magazine”
- Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, “The NW Passage”
- Francis Howell North High School, “North Star”
- Nixa High School, “Wingspan”
- Green Valley High School, “The InvestiGator”
- Southwest CTA, “Southwest Shadow”
- Lakota East High School, “Spark”
- Harrisonburg High School, “Newstreak”
- McLean High School, “The Highlander News”
- Shalhevet High School, “The Boiling Point”
It’s never too late (or early!) to honor seniors and induct members
If you put off your spring celebrations, you can still induct new Quill and Scroll members and honor seniors this fall. We’re able to take and fulfill orders, even as Quill and Scroll staff work from both our home offices and our offices at the Adler Journalism Building on the University of Iowa campus.
We published this update earlier in August. It includes a simplified order form for schools and advisers willing to pay via credit card, and an offer to host an online induction ceremony for your students. The sooner you induct new members, the sooner they’ll be able start planning chapter activities in the spirit of Quill and Scroll. Here’s a link to a PDF file of the Q&S Chapter Handbook if you don’t already have it.
A reminder about cords:
Students MUST HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE INDUCTED into the Society to earn the honor to wear an Honor Cord (GHC) or Honor Cord with Insignia (GCI). If you order cords for non-members, please choose the Non-Member Cord Option (NCD). Quill and Scroll exists because of the special unifying bond brought about by membership and the lasting legacy of the induction ceremony.
And, as always, feel free to email [email protected] if you have any questions.