California Journalist of the Year 2016 Application
The deadline to apply for the state Journalist of the Year (JOY) is Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

The adviser of the applicant must be a current member of the Journalism Education Association (JEA). The state winner will be notified by Monday, March 7, 2015. The winner, who must be a high school senior, can then submit the winning portfolio to the national JEA Journalist of the Year contest by the March 15, 2015 deadline.

Here's how to apply:

1. Fill out the form below.

2. Then, create a Google folder that includes your official high school grade transcripts; current resume; self-analytical essay and three letters of recommendation and action photo.

3. Name this folder as follows: FirstName_LastName_California_JOY_2016_MATERIALS.

4. Share this folder with California state director Beatrice Motamedi at bymotamedi@gmail.com.

5. Confirm that you have completed this task by sending an email to Beatrice to let her know that you have shared your Google folder with her.

If you have questions, contact Beatrice directly at bymotamedi@gmail.com

Please note: It is the responsibility of each student and adviser to make sure that the student's JOY portfolio is received by the Feb. 19 deadline. Please do not assume or rely on third parties to submit your JOY portfolio. Emails from third-party sources will not be accepted. Email submissions from individual students ONLY will be accepted.

Your email address
Your answer
First Name
Your answer
Last Name
Your answer
Your email address (again to verify accuracy)
Your answer
Home Address
Your answer
City & Zip Code
Your answer
Phone Number
Your answer
Parent(s) or Guardian(s) First Name(s)
Your answer
Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Last Name
Your answer
School Name
Your answer
School Street Address
Your answer
City, State and Zip Code of School
Your answer
School Phone Number
Your answer
Adviser's Email Address
Your answer
Adviser's First Name
Your answer
Adviser's Last Name
Your answer
Adviser's Phone Number
Your answer
Adviser's Email Address (again to verify accuracy)
Your answer
Hometown Newspaper Name
Your answer
Email Address of Hometown Newspaper or Editor
Your answer
Hometown Newspaper URL
Your answer
Link to Your Online JOY Portfolio
Your answer
If you have questions, contact state director Beatrice Motamedi at bymotamedi@gmail.com. Good luck!
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