The Maryland-District of Columbia Scholastic Press Association offers two awards for advisers: one for new advisers who seek training, and another that recognizes professional excellence.

Regis Boyle Award Offers New Advisers Training

The Maryland-District of Columbia Scholastic Press Association invites middle and high school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast, magazine and Web site advisers to apply for the Regis Boyle Award for Scholastic Journalism. This monetary award assists with the training and teaching of new advisers at a national, regional or local press workshop.

Award applicants must have no more than two years experience and must send in a resume and letter describing his or her publication, length of time as a publication adviser, and how the award and training will help improve the publication. Established in 1995 by Maryland’s College of Journalism, the fund honors the late veteran journalism teacher and adviser Dr. Regis Boyle.

Advisers interested in applying for the the 2018 award, or for more information, contact Gary Clites at

The Maryland-District of Columbia Teacher of the Year Award Recognizes Outstanding Scholastic Adviser or Educator

The Maryland-District of Columbia Scholastic Press Association invites nominations for a deserving adviser or educator from Maryland or the District of Columbia who has shown dedication to scholastic journalism. Students, colleagues and/or school representatives many nominate an adviser or educator for the award. Advisers and educators may also nominate themselves.

This is a great opportunity for middle and high school students, faculty and representatives to recognize the outstanding commitment of a newspaper, yearbook, magazine or website adviser. The adviser or educator must have at least three years of experience to be eligible for the award.

Anyone interested in nominating an adviser for the 2018 award, or for more information, contact Gary Clites at

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