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 6, 2017. 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, 2017 deadline.
Here's how to apply:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Next, 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. Note: For this, you will need to have a gmail account (free).
3. Name your Google folder as follows: FirstName_LastName_California_JOY_2017_MATERIALS.
4. Share your Google folder with California state director Beatrice Motamedi at email@example.com.
5. Confirm that you have completed this form and shared your materials 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Submissions that do not meet the deadline, are incomplete, do not follow contest guidelines, or are from students whose advisers do not belong to JEA, will be disqualified.
Good luck, student journalists and future JOYs!