Journalism Calendar

IHSA Administrator

Matt Troha

IHSA State Series Programs
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State Final Competition

State Final: Friday, April 28, 2017

Site: Buzzard Building, EIU Charleston |  Directions to Site | Campus Map
Lodging: City of Charleston | City of Mattoon | Lodging List
Apparel & Souvenirs: Minerva


State Final Review Writing Genre: Music Review

As your schools are preparing to travel to EIU for the IHSA State Journalism Finals, don’t forget to bring samples of your student publications (yearbooks & newspapers) & staff T-shirts to share at the swap shop. 

The platform and available programs used for Info Graphics will be InDesign 6 and Photoshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Press Associations
Illinois Journalism Education Association
Kettle Moraine Press Association
Southern Illinois School Press Association



Quick Facts

State Series Information & Results

Terms & Conditions

Rules Book

Manual for Managers

  • Judges Confirmation Letter
  • Proctor Confirmation Letter
  • Tentative Budget
  • Financial Report

Sample Prompts

Ranking Sheets

Regional High School Press Associations

State Final Qualifier Information

State Final Time Schedule