The Northern Illinois Press Association is the home of the Web Contest, a showcase for online scholastic newspapers.
Student journalists compete in five categories: breaking news, multimedia package, video, blog and photo gallery/slideshow. The Web Contest also recognizes schools for overall excellence. Unlike the print contest, all web publications compete in one division.
NISPA awards bronze, silver, gold certificates, as well as a Golden Eagle trophy in the Web Contest. Advisers submit entries by the end of January. Winners are announced in April at the Spring Conference at the College of DuPage.