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Arkansas High School Students to Compete at 81st Annual Communication Day


JONESBORO — High school students from Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee will test their media skills and talents in the 81st Communication Day, Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Arkansas State University.

The 81st Communication Day will feature nearly 30 competitions in broadcast and print journalism, narrative filmmaking, photojournalism, sports, social media and more. The Department of Media in the College of Liberal Arts and Communication holds its annual event in the Education and Communication Building, 330 University Loop Circle.

“Communication Day has had a long tradition of partnerships between A-State Department of Media and high schools across the state and region,” said department chair Dr. Osabuohien Amienyi. “We get to showcase our excellent facilities, faculty and students to the talented high school seniors who use the day to showcase their talents in a variety of media specialties. It is a day of fun to be had by all.”

High school students 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 1:30 p.m. the day of the competition in the A-State broadcast facilities on campus.

Students can participate in two types of competitions: (a) Pre-Competition: Students submit the work they completed between the Feb. 24, 2018 – Feb. 22, 2019, dates by 5 p.m., Feb. 22, 2019, and (b) On-Site Competition:Students compete in a dozen or so competitions at A-State’s Education and Communication building on March 2, 2019.

Registration for the on-site competitions begins at 7:45 a.m. that day with competitions starting at 9 a.m. Students can pre-register before that date in order to be ready to compete should travel issues delay their arrival. 

Registration forms, competition description and rules and other important submission details are available at www.astate.edu/CommunicationDay.

The Department of Media at A-State offers a number of programs in multimedia journalism and creative media production to prepare students for professional and academic careers.

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

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