The winners of the 2017 Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards competition will be announced during its tenth annual gala May 30 at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse in Hempstead.

Hundreds of student journalists from more than two dozen local high schools submitted more than 2,000 submissions in over 100 categories. Press staffers are reviewing the outstanding journalistic work from students across Nassau and Suffolk counties in print, online and video—with honors to be awarded for writing, design, illustration, art and photography.

“The top-notch stories that Long Island high school students submit impresses us more each year,” said Timothy Bolger, editor in chief of the Press. “It’s a tall task to narrow down winners among so many impressive submissions. These students really do represent the best and brightest of local high school journalism.”

The Press launched the program to inspire and support students in their efforts to secure internships, scholarships and, eventually, jobs in journalism or publishing. A Press representative has been visiting high schools across the Island throughout the academic year to teach students about publishing and help them hone their skills.

Besides awards in individual categories such as best news story or column, the biggest awards of the night are for Newspaper of the Year, Student Journalist of the Year, Story of the Year and Advisor of the Year.

Participating schools, students, their teachers and families are invited to attend the annual awards gala. For more information, visit longislandpress.com/highschool. For inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, email Press co-publisher Joshua Schneps at jschneps@qns.com

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