Archive | February, 2013

It’s 2013 GIFT entry time!

27 Feb

The Community College Journalism Association and the Small Programs Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) are proud to announce the 2012 GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHERS (GIFT) competition.

GIFT is a REFEREED PANEL that many college professors seeking tenure and/or additions to the curriculum vita use as a way of demonstrating professional excellence.  MaryJean Land (George College) is again heading up our judging panel in 2013.

Those teaching journalism/mass communication classes at the college level are invited to submit their best classroom teaching examples in this competition.

The TOP 25 GIFT ideas, as selected from a panel of judges from these three groupings within AEJMC, will be selected to present at a poster session at AEJMC’s Conference in Washington, DC,  on August 8, 2013.

The very best GIFT, designated the grand prize winner, will also receive a cash award at the August 9 poster session.

Here is the 2013 GIFT Timeline:

March 1 – Call for GIFTs; begin accepting GIFT submissions

April 18 – Uniform deadline for GIFT submissions (email to

April 20 – May 10 – Judging of GIFT submissions; top papers chosen

May 13 – Notification sent to GIFT finalists only

May 13 – List of GIFTs due to AEJMC for program copy

May 14 to June 1  –  Ranking of top GIFTs; grand prize winner chosen

June/July – Production of GIFTs for publication; collection of door prizes

Aug. 9 – GIFT poster session at the AEJMC conference in Washington; grand prize winner announced

September – Highlights/photos of poster session and winning GIFT featured on the Web site

Here is the GIFT Entry Form: Please download, complete, and return to John Kerezy with your entry anytime between now and April 19, 2013:

2013 entry form

Email your entry to:

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