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Arkansas High School Students to Compete at 2018 Communication Day


JONESBORO — High school students from across Arkansas will test their communication skills and talents in the 80th Communication Day, Saturday, March 3, at Arkansas State University.

The Department of Media and the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Communication are organizing the event, which will be held in the Education and Communication Building, 330 University Loop Circle.

“Arkansas State University has a long tradition of recognizing excellence in media,” said Media Department Chair Dr. Osabuohien Amienyi. “Now in its 80th year, Communication Day plays a key role in promoting outstanding achievements of students pursuing careers in media.”

The 80th Communication Day will feature nearly 30 competitions in broadcast and print journalism, public relations, advertising, social media, narrative filmmaking, photojournalism, sports, debate, extemporaneous speaking, social media, round-table debates and original oratory.

Students from any high school in Arkansas can compete free of charge for first, second, third and honorable mention prizes. The school accumulating the highest number of points for the day will receive the sweepstakes plaque. All prizes will be presented at 2:30 p.m. the day of the competition.

Students can participate in two types of competitions: (a) Pre-competition: Students submit the work they completed between March 15, 2017–Feb. 23, 2018, dates by 5 p.m. Feb. 23, 2018, and (b) On-site competition: Students compete at the Education and Communication Building on March 3, 2018. The check-in time is 7:45 a.m., and the competition begins at 9 a.m.          

Registration forms, competition description and rules, and other important submission details are available at the Communication Day website

“The Department of Communication is proud to co-host the 80th annual Communication Day,” added Communication Department Chair Dr. Marceline Hayes. “It’s an opportunity to connect with Arkansas high school students and inspiring careers in communication.” 

The Department of Media and Department of Communication at A-State offer a number of programs in strategic communication, multimedia journalism, creative media production and communication studies to prepare students for professional and academic careers. 

For further information, contact Dr. Michael Bowman at (870) 972-3429 or via email at mbowman@AState.edu. Follow A-State Communication Day Facebook page (@AStatejbday) for updates on the competition.

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