Donations needed for scholarship auction

The MPA is seeking items for the annual auction to benefit its scholarship fund for journalism students at the University of Maine. Each year, the auction gives bidders a chance to buy items including restaurant gift certificates, clothing, Maine souvenirs and accessories with newspaper logos while supporting a good cause.
The success of the auction depends on the generosity of members and friends of the MPA. This year, with donations from the 2012 auction, the MPA awarded $500 scholarships to Cameron Paquette of Greene and Liam Nee of Orono, two members of The Maine Campus student newspaper.
The auction will begin at 5:30 on Oct. 26 at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center in Bar Harbor, during the annual Fall Conference. If you have something to donate, contact the MPA at
Last-minute registrations are now being taken for the conference, which will feature the most extensive advertising seminar offered by the MPA in years.
“Ad Rep University” will be a three-part program led by experts in ad sales, ad design and customer service. It will help advertising representatives from both daily and weekly newspapers better assist their customers.
Download the conference program and 2013 Fall Conference registration here.