Negri Hired As New Contest Director

TAJE hired Andrea Negri as the organization’s newly created Contest Director. 

The role of Contest Director is responsible for the following duties:

  • Manage and administer online and on-site contests for TAJE’s Fall Fiesta.
    • Oversee writing of contest rules
    • Oversee the writing of contests and the collection of online contest materials to ensure consistency and familiarity for members
    • Oversee recruitment, scheduling and training of contest managers and judges
    • Oversee  recruitment and scheduling of live speakers for on-site contests.
    • $250 stipend for Fall Fiesta
  • Manage and administer TAJE’s new “Best in Texas” contest (to replace the Clips Contest for the 2017-2018 school year).
    • Oversee writing of contest rules
    • Oversee determination of contest categories and the collection of online contest materials
    • Oversee judging of contests
    • $250 stipend for BITS
  • Attend all Executive Board meetings and the summer board retreat as a non-voting member

Andrea is in her ninth year of teaching at Alief Hastings High School in Houston. She says she believes what makes a successful high school journalism class is “students having ownership of what they produce in the class, both individually and as a staff. One of the things I love about yearbook and newspaper is the students actually have something tangible to show for the ideas they shared, the decisions they made and all the work they did.”

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