Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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

As of January 24, 2018, Press Day is at capacity. To be added to our wait-list please contact the events team at

What actually is “fake news”? Why is “fake news” a problem for our fellow citizens today? How can we combat this media scourge? Join distinguished journalists, editors and teachers – and other high school and college journalists — at Adelphi University’s annual Press Day on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 as they confront the “fake news” issue and other problems facing contemporary journalists. 

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 28

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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If you have already registered, please email your signed Photo Release Form to or you must bring them 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, February 2, 2018. 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 2017 and January 2018. 
  • 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.