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Season Information 2016-17 2017-18
Entry Deadline (received by)
June 15
June 15

VHSL State Championships

Lisa Giles, VHSL Assistant Director, 434-977-8475

VHSL Media Championships
Monday, Oct. 3 - Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond
Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center, Roanoke
Thursday, Oct. 6 - Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, Fredericksburge

Evaluation Results - 2015-16

Multimedia Contest Results - 2015-16

Info for Participating Schools

Online rules clinics will be offered during the months of September and October and are available 24 hours a day.  Clinics must be completed by midnight on October 31 to receive attendance credit.

Media Rules Clinic


2015-16 Newspaper Multimedia Contest Finalists
Newsmagazine Evaluation Entry Form

Multimedia Contest Entry Form
News Publication Criteria Booklet (informational purposes only)

DRAFT of Updated News Publication Criteria Booklet

Event Safety Protocol

Non-member school event safety protocol guide

Past Results




DID YOU KNOW -- Publications (newsmagazine, literary/art magazine, yearbook and newspaper) are the only activities in which multiple schools in a Group may emerge as state champions, since publications are evaluated and ranked against a set of criteria, and not other publications. 

Since 1995, the VHSL has also recognized schools that have received five Trophy Class rankings within a seven-year period by awarding them with the Charles E. Savedge Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholastic Journalism. 

The VHSL has offered evaluation services for newsmagazines since 1975.  That year, three schools received Trophy Class rankings:  Martinsville, Woodbridge and James Monroe.

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