Intensive Writing, Best of Show & Volunteers

A little more Fall Fiesta info

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Special Intensive Writing session

David Knight and Scott Winter will teach an Intensive Writing session 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Preregistration on the registration form is required. Wristbands will be required for attendance. Cost is $25 each for students and advisers

This session is at the same time as on-site contests.

Best of Show

Publications will be categorized based on size/type, and awards will be presented in each category. At least one student from the school must be registered at the convention to enter Best of Show.

Yearbooks must be submitted to the registration desk by 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.

All Best of Show news and broadcast content must be from the 2021-22 school year.

Broadcasts must be uploaded here by Oct. 15.

News publications (online and print) must be uploaded here by Oct. 15.

All 2020 literary magazines will be judged together, and 2020 yearbooks will be grouped by size. All online and print newspapers/newsmagazines will be judged together (possibly divided by size). Broadcasts will be judged together.

Best of Show will be judged Saturday night. If you will not be at the convention Saturday (but will be on Sunday) and want to enter Best of Show, you must mail your yearbook to the TAJE address before Oct. 1.

Convention Volunteers           

Fall Fiesta is a team effort that relies on the help of advisers who bring students to the convention. Registration fees will be waived for advisers who volunteer by Oct. 1 for at least two of these activities: speaking, judging, moderating Saturday contests or doing on-site critiques. Please indicate which activities for which you are volunteering on the online registration form.

Volunteers still must register and pay for any other fees.

Advisers who fail to honor their volunteer commitments will be billed following the convention.