Wednesday, February 6, 2019
8:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


University Center, 2nd Floor
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Press Day

 Discover and Explore your Passion – Annual High School Special Event Series

Press Day

Please note that registration for Press day is now closed as the event has reached capacity. To add your school to the waiting list, please email We will do our best to accommodate your school.

Long gone are the days when paperboys hit the streets to call attention to breaking news. The media world has since evolved through social media, blogs, radio and TV. At Press Day on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, we uncover some tricks of the trade from the craftsmen and women of the media industry, including newspaper and magazine editors, online and newspaper reporters and freelance writers.

The highlight of the event is the presentation of the Quill Awards, featuring 15 categories: Best Photograph, Best Illustration or Cartoon, Best Layout, Best One-Page Layout, Best Sports Story or Column, Best Arts Review, Best Opinion Piece, Best Editorial, Best Feature Article, Best News Article, Best Online Newspaper, Best Online Writing, Best Freelance Work, Most Outstanding Reporter and Most Outstanding Newspaper. Find out more about each category! 


Wednesday, February 6

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration/Light Breakfast

9:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion/Q&A  

10:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Quill Awards Presentation

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All faculty and students must have a signed Camera Release Form by a parent or legal guardian. The forms will be collected at check-in on the day of the event.

Once your school is registered, an email will be sent out to all participating students confirming their registration and explaining next steps. 

Quill Awards Competition Submissions

To submit work to the Quill Awards competition, please be sure to follow the instructions listed below. All submissions must be submitted no later than Friday, January 11, 2019. Download the Quill Awards Competition Submissions Form. Any materials received that are not in accordance to with these guidelines may be disqualified. 

  • Each school may enter up to six categories with a maximum of one entry per category.
  • A copy of the Quill Awards Competition Form must be attached to each submission.
  • To be considered for an award, all submissions must have been produced between March 2018 and February 2019. 
  • Be sure that all print matter, including editorials, layout design and cartoons, have a byline and title as submissions will not be eligible for a Quill Award without this information.
  • Students must participate in Press Day to be eligible to receive a Quill Award. All students must attend Press Day with a faculty advisor.
  • All submission materials must be mailed to the address below : 
    Office of University Admissions
    Nexus Building
    Melinda Neus
    1 South Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530


Learn more about Adelphi’s Department of Communications.

This event is part of the Annual High School Special Event Series.