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Q: What is the Alabama Scholastic Press Association?

A: The Alabama Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) seeks to empower high school newspaper, yearbook, news and literary magazines, website and broadcast staffs around Alabama.

Q: What does ASPA do?

A: ASPA hosts an annual state convention in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, each spring, presents a series of regional workshops in various Alabama cities each fall, and also works in conjunction with and in support of the Multicultural Journalism Program and its summer workshop.

Q: Why should my middle school or high school become a member of ASPA?

A: Membership allows your staff to receive ASPA publications and services and to participate in ASPA’s critique and judging service. ASPA membership also entitles your staff to receive discounted registration fees for the ASPA state convention and summer camp.

Q: How does my school become a member of ASPA?

A: ASPA membership extends August 1 through July 31, but your publication or broadcast staff may join at any time by filling out an ASPA membership form.

Q: How much is the ASPA membership fee?

A: The membership fee is $25 per year, per staff. To become a member, simply fill out the form above.

Q: How do I start or improve my high school media?

A: For some tips on starting or improving your high school newspaper, visit our Resources page.

Q: How do I contact ASPA?

A: Our preferred form of contact is through e-mail us at
If you need to contact us in some other way (phone, mail, etc.), please see below:

Phone: 205-348-2772
Fax: 205-348-2780
Alabama Scholastic Press Association
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487