Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Our 100 lists of 100: Student Media Contest Topics


Advisers are always excited to see how their students do in national contests where they can demonstrate their skills. This list features topics students have covered nationally as part of the JEA Student Media Contests.

Our 100 lists of 100

Yearbook Design Contest Themes
1. It Hits Different Here
2. A Little Something For Your Consideration
3. We Understood The Assignment
4. Any Questions?
5. Not A Moment Too Soon
6. Seeing is Believing
7. Let’s Try This Again
8. Just Getting Started
9. We Can
10. You Can See it on Our Faces
11. Take Another Look
12. Seeing Red
13. Exactly What We Never Expected
14. All In
15. Remember This
16. Be Heard
17. Energized
18. Ready or Not
19. Step Up
20. Strength In Numbers

Editorial/Commentary Writing Topics
21. Ideas for Teacher Retention
22. ChatGPT
23. Supreme Court decision Kennedy v. Bremerton School District
24. Banned Books
25. eSports College Scholarships
26. COVID Vaccine Order
27. Paying College Athletes
28. Plastic Straw Bans
29. Teen Eating Habits
30. Service Learning
31. NFL Pledge Policy
32. Should Colleges Look at Social Media Accounts of Applicants
33. Mandatory Playing Time
34. School Uniforms
35. In-School vs. Out of School Suspensions
36. Flipped Classes
37. School Start Time
38. Importance of Student Media
39. Cyberbullying
40. Voting Age

Themed Photo/Videography Topics
41. Hometown Pride
42. Raise Your Voice
43. Meet Me
44. Heart of a Champion
45. A National Treasure
46. Friendly People
47. Fun in the Sun
48. Monumental
49. Home
50. My Kind of Town
51. Go Big
52. Green
53. Circles
54. Magical
55. A Walk in the Park
56. Fresh Starts
57. Game On
58. Firsts
59. My Stompin’ Grounds
60. Bless Your Heart

Review Writing Topics
61. Short Documentary “The Collection”
62. Sebastian Midtvage (magician)
63. Leija Farr (youth poet laureate)
64. Mitch Walker (guitar player/songwriter)
65. tour of NCAA Hall of Champions
66. menu tasting at Wolfgang Puck’s
67. The Knighthorse Theater Co. (non-profit Shakespeare group)
68. Mattio Martinez (comedian)
69. Riverwalk Boat Tour
70. Oh My Gosh Josh (magician)
71. It’s It Ice Cream Sandwiches
72. Ric Rodriguez of Ric ‘Diculous’ Art
73. BOX! (Improv duo)
74. Jordan Sarreal (singer/songwriter)
75. Joshua Oakley, Tango & Stache (food demo and tasting)
76. The Naked I (rock band)
77. Ephinjis (punk rock trio)
78. Bones Jugs (Americana music)
79. Perry Yan (magician)
80. Charly Reynolds (country music artist)
81. Tom Ellefson (stand-up comedian)

Sports Writing Topics
82. Longboard Larry, surfboards/skateboards artist
83. Marc Jerzak, owner of wooden bat summer league
84. 100th Anniversary of Indy Motor Speedway
85. Cara Gillis, Ph.D., vegan athletes
86. Marjorie Lewis, female college football coach
87. Eric “Bird” Huffman’s “Surf Shed, surf museum owner
88. Gin Fluenza, women in roller derby
89. Josh Crary, blind marathon runner
90. Chase Troxel, U-16 mixed martial arts black belt
91. Blake Leeper, paralympian
92. Sounders MLS soccer team band
93. Rise of triathlon as a sport
94. St. Louis Pickleball Foundation
95. McCovey Cove Dave
96. Giselle Carillo, Los Courage Camps, founder and executive director
97. Chandler Powell, wakeboarder
98. Daniel Ward, personal trainer
99. Lucas Kepl, competitive rock climber
100. Boston Renegades, women’s professional football team
101. Concussion protocols

Feature Writing Topics
102. Backstoppers (charity for fallen First Responders)
103. Greyhound rescue group
104. Mavyn Dance Company
105. Scott Swenson, theme park show producer
106. Miguel Dakota, America’s Got Talent contestant
107. Princess Project (prom dresses)
108. Books to Prisoners program
109. Women’s Shelter director
110. Owls for Avery (cancer support program)
111. Food Outreach, Inc. nonprofit
112. Eagle Eyes Project
113. Piper Stone, a one-eyed painting bulldog
114. District Doughnut CEO
115. Cyril Derreumaux, adventurer
116. Kevin Wanzer, motivational comedian
117. Keith Biele,street artist
118. Bags of Hope, chemo patient program
119. Hosting the America’s Cup race
120. Special Olympics
121. Cure Violence initiative

Broadcast Package Topics
122. Denver Center for Performing Arts
123. Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles
124. Canal Walk San Antonio
125. Publications Staff Swag
126. Holocaust Museum Washington D.C.
127. Museum of African Diaspora San Francisco
128. Chicago City Parks Programs/Initiatives
129. State FFA Convention Texas
130. D.C. National Zoo
131. LA Grand Central Market
132. The City Museum St. Louis
133. San Francisco’s Union Square
134. Gaslamp Quarter San Diego
135. Denver Center for the Performing Arts
136. Native American Mascots

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