Here's a chance for Nebraska journalism students to win big bucks by doing what they do best - reporting and writing.
The Nebraska Press Association once again will sponsor the Tom Allan Memorial Writing Competition at its spring convention April 20-21 at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St. in Lincoln.
The live, on-site reporting and writing contest is open to all students of Nebraska collegiate journalism or mass communication programs. The contest begins at 1:30 p.m. April 20. Reporting must be completed by 4 p.m. and your story deadline is 5:45 p.m.
Two students from each college or university can participate. All reporters will be given the same assignment. Monetary prizes - NPA calls them "significant" but declines to reveal exactly how much - and plaques will be awarded.
Names of participating students must be submitted by April 1 to the NPA office, 945 S St., Lincoln, NE 68508-1226. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The NPA phone number is 800-369-2850.
Participating students should check in with the NPA registration desk to learn where to report at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
All writing will be done in a designated room. No Internet access will be allowed. All interviews for the story must be done in person.
Students should bring a laptop computer to write with as well as reporting notebooks, pens, etc. The laptops must have a USB port to download stories to a jump drive. Reporters should wear good walking shoes.
For more information, contact Convention Chairman Kent Warneke at email@example.com or call 877-371-1020.