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High School Media Day

Area high school students and teachers are invited to our annual High School Media Day sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana, the Communications Department and the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies.

Event date: February 28, 2020 

Registration deadline: Feb. 15
If it falls on a weekend, the deadline is the following Monday.

Contest entry deadline: Jan. 22, 2020
Newspaper Contest  |  Yearbook Contest  |  Video Contest

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Attending the Conference

Registration is $15 per person. To register, complete the online registration form.

Send payments to:

Bursar's Office
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN  47712

Registration questions may be directed to Erin Gibson at or 812-465-1125.

Entering the Contest

Entries must have been produced by high school students and published during the previous calendar year to be eligible for competition.

Schools must attend High School Media Day to participate in the contest.

All forms and entries must be electronically submitted by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 22. If you are entering the Yearbook contest, you must also submit by mail one copy of the yearbook postmarked by Jan. 23. (Yearbooks submitted for contest judging will NOT be returned).

Newspaper Contest Rules Newspaper Contest Entry Form

Yearbook Contest RulesYearbook Contest Entry Form

Video Contest RulesVideo Contest Entry Form

Winners will be announced at the HSMD awards luncheon. Contest questions may be directed to Erin Gibson at or 812-465-1125.

Conference Schedule

8-9 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast (outside Carter Hall - UC West)

9 a.m. Workshops Opening Session

10-11 a.m. Workshops [Click here for titles and descriptions]

Noon Lunch and Awards Ceremony 

(Dismissal by 1:15 p.m.)

Directions and Bus Instructions

Students should be dropped off in front of the Fuquay Welcome Center (see map). Buses should pull as far forward as possible to allow room for METS buses. After students are unloaded, buses can be parked in Lots K or L.

Once you deboard the bus, enter the Performance Center (see map).

Once inside the Performance Center:

  • follow the signs for UC Meeting Rooms and Carter Hall which end at an elevator
  • go to the 2nd floor
  • go down the hallway (passing the conference rooms and Traditions Lounge)
  • Turn left at The Loft dining area and follow the pathway until you find the registration tables just beyond the dining area

Contact Dr. David Black


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