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SIPA Membership

SIPA offers Evaluation Services in the areas of broadcasting, literary magazine, newspaper, and yearbook. Publications receive ratings of Merit, Excellent, Superior or All-Southern. Publications that receive All-Southern ratings qualify to compete for the Scroggins Award, which recognizes the best SIPA publication in each division. Results of evaluations are announced at the annual convention at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia, S.C. the first weekend in March each year.

Deadlines for SIPA Evaluations are:

  • October 15 - Yearbook and Magazine (Fall Delivery)
  • December 5 - Newspaper
  • January 30 - Broadcast
  • July 1 - Yearbook and Magazine (Spring Delivery)

Membership and Evaluation Fees:

  • $30 – publication or associate membership
  • $70 – evaluation of your publication (broadcast, magazine, newspaper or yearbook)
  • $400 – lifetime membership* - 20% off the $500 fee to celebrate our Endowment’s 20th anniversary. Advantages of Lifetime Memberships: (1) they stay with advisers who change schools; (2) all publications under a lifetime member have free memberships; (3) all Lifetime Memberships fees go directly to the SIPA Endowment.

SIPA Lifetime Members:

  • Yvonne Allen
  • Robert Atwood
  • Vanessa Bump
  • Brian Cole
  • Sylvia Daughtry
  • Lisa Dean
  • Karen Flowers
  • Heather Hanks
  • Erinn Harris
  • Tara Hays
  • Tressie Hays
  • Ken Henderson
  • Valerie Kibler
  • Steve Lindgren
  • Dr. Grady Locklear
  • Deanna Martin
  • Deborah Mayer
  • Chris McDonald
  • Rik McNeill
  • Amy Medlock-Greene
  • Melonie Menefee
  • Lance Morrison
  • Betty Morton
  • Louisa Ogle
  • Lori Oglesbee
  • Betsy Owen
  • David Ragsdale
  • Shawn Risener
  • Martha Rothwell
  • Al Scroggins
  • Greg Spoon
  • Stephanie Stone
  • Beth Ward
  • David Webb
  • Rae Weinstein
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Quick Links

2014-2015 Membership Application and Evaluation Form

Evaluation Guides

Broadcast (pdf)

Literary Magazine (pdf)

Newspaper (pdf)

Yearbook (pdf)

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