Northwest Scholastic Press

2016 Fall Press Day

Your journalism journey should go through Eugene, Ore. Join Northwest Scholastic Press and the University of Oregon SOJC for a day of workshops, contests, and panels. Registration is open to all middle and high school students.










Check out the Fall Press Day schedule in the latest edition of Impressions


Students: $20 each/ $35 each without NWSP membership

Advisers: $35 each/ $40 each without NWSP membership

Registration Form:

Registration deadline: October 26, 2016

NEED HELP WITH A SUB OR BUS? We are excited to announce a NEW program for NWSP members. 

Northwest Scholastic Press (NWSP) and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication are now offering to cover bus and substitute teacher fees for programs in need.

Bus reimbursement: We’re offering to cover bus fees for schools with low income students who would not normally attend Fall Press Day due to the cost — up to $600.
Note: Depending on the amount of students you bring with you, we may ask you to share a bus with a neighboring school to and from Eugene.

Substitute reimbursement: We’re offering to cover substitute teacher fees for advisers who need assistance paying for a one — up to $200.

Note: All applicants must be NWSP members.

 Application deadline October 14

CONTESTS: (Costs covered with registration but students must be from an NWSP member school to participate.)

Best of Show: The best of show contest is for current publications, broadcast, and online web staffs. Contest materials will be brought to and judged at Fall Press Day, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony.
Judges will look at overall content, technical difficulty and appearance. Awards will be given for first through third place.

Write-Offs: You may register up to three students per category.
Categories: On-site contests (news writing, feature writing, sports writing)
Email-in photo contest (feature, human interest, news and sports)

Contest registration deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Fall Press Day is Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 7:30 AM-3:00 PM on the University of Oregon’s campus.

Interested in sharing your expertise in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, photography, layout and design, communication law, First Amendment, new media or any subject you think might be imperative for young journalists? There are three available sessions that begin at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM. Each session runs for 50 minutes. Lunch is provided for all speakers and presenters!

You can sign up here: Deadline October 14


The exhibitor/advertising contract for Fall Press Day is now available here.

NEW this year: NWSP is now offering two bundles for an exhibit space and ad!

  • An exhibit space with full-page ad: $270.
  • An exhibit space with half-page ad: $200.

Each exhibitor will receive one six-foot draped table and two chairs (an additional table may be requested). Space will be assigned on a rotation basis based on location at previous events and number of years exhibiting with NWSP.

*Exhibit space and program advertisements are also available separately, see form for prices*


Exhibit area hours:

7:00 AM – Exhibitor setup

7:30 AM – Exhibits/Registration

12 PM – Adviser lunch

1:00 PM – Exhibit tear down


Contact: Anthony Whitten, Executive Director, at [email protected]


Simone Myers, program assistant, at [email protected]

2016 Fall Press Day