At past Excellence in Journalism conferences, many journalists have found mentors and confirmed their passion for media. This year, 12 EGMN students from Houston are trying to raise money to attend the conference in San Antonio so they are selling calendars to have a chance at making their mark on the media world.
As a part of their multifaceted fundraising strategy, they wanted to do something that showed their passion and utilized their media talents. They decided to sell the calendars with pictures they took themselves. Each picture represents the aspirations of the students with a touch of their personality.
Some of the students are DREAMers, most are first generation college students and all have a talent for media. This team came together last year and won a remarkable six SPJ Mark of Excellence awards. Two have been selected for the competitive student projects fellowship at the EIJ conference. Each month will include a short biography of the featured student so you can find out what inspired their photo. Please buy a calendar for your home and office to help these students take the next step in their career.
Calendars will be distributed and mailed before Thanksgiving break so that they are received in time for the new year and are only available for sale by pre-order.