College students can win $300 in live, on-site writing and photography competitions at the Nebraska Press Association convention in Kearney April 22.
Nebraska colleges and universities can select up to 10 students to qualify for each competition. Participants are given identical assignments. On deadline, students must gather information and write an award-winning story or shoot and edit photographs to win.
Winners will receive $300 and plaques to be awarded at a luncheon on April 23.
Participating students should check in with the NPA convention registration desk to receive the room assignments for the contests. Students should report to the assigned room no later than 1:30 p.m. April 22. Students need to bring a laptop computer with a USB port and reporting notebooks, etc. for the writing competition; a laptop computer, camera, photo card and photo card reader for the photography competition.
Participating students will receive free registration, free access to sessions and the Saturday lunch for the discounted price of $5.