AEJMC GIFT 2015 Entry Form and details

21 Mar

The Community College Journalism Association and the Communication Technology (CTEC) and Scholastic Journalism divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) are proud to announce the 2015 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.  Susan Kirkman Zake (Kent State University) is heading up our judging panel in 2015.

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 by a panel of judges from within AEJMC, will be presented at a poster session at AEJMC’s Conference in San Francisco,CA,  on August 8, 2015.

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

Here is the 2015 GIFT Timeline:

March 1 – Call for GIFTs; begin accepting GIFT submissions

April 19 – Uniform deadline for GIFT submissions (email to

April 22 – May 10 – Judging of GIFT submissions; top papers chosen

May 13  to 15– 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. 8 – GIFT poster session at the AEJMC conference in San Fransicso grand prize winner announced

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

Below is the GIFT Entry Form: Please download, complete, and return to Nicole Kraft with your entry anytime between now and April 19, 2015:

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