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NFPW High School Contest sponsored by NFPW Education Fund

The NFPW high school contest is a three-tiered contest offering 23 different categories for entry. The first level is the state-level contest where states determine the best entries in each category for their state (click here to find your competition). Students who live in a state without a contest should enter the At-large contest.

The second tier is the national competition. First-place winners at the state level move on to compete in the national-level contest.

The third tier is the “Best of the Best” where all first-place winners at the national level are judged against each other to determine the Best of the Best winner.

Entrants into the high school contest must be a current high school student or a recently graduated senior who completed the work during the eligible time frame. 

Entries in the high school contest must have been published or produced from February 1, 2021 – January  31, 2022. 

For a complete list of rules and prizes please visit our website


Deadline Dates:




Entry Deadline 

February 9, 2022 (noon in entrant's time zone)

Affiliate Judging Complete

March 11, 2022


National Judging Complete

April 8, 2022