C.A.L.P.A. Members Heading to McClellan Park, CA, June 21st to 24th, for the Department of California’s
Annual Convention for the Awards Banquet and the C.A.L.P.A. Officer’s Elections

Are You Eligible?

The internet and new technology have changed the dynamics of how Posts, for example, promote Legion activities.  As a result, C.A.L.P.A. membership has grown to include Legion, Auxiliary, Sons and Rider members who take an active interest and role in promoting their programs, along with newsletter editors, copywriters, graphic artists, web designers, broadcasters and others.


Dues are just $10 per year.  You receive an Official Press Card recognizing you as an American Legion media representative.

As an official member of the press and carrying an authentic American Legion Press Card, you will have the advantage in gaining access to various political rallies, debates, lectures, council meetings, and any news worthy event that especially affects the lives of veterans, the military and their families. You as a journalist, reporter, photographer, and/or videographer need to represent the State of California and the American Legion as the voice of those who have served. We encourage you to get involved and join today. Also consider picking up a lanyard ($10.00) to display your press card and a C.A.L.P.A. pin ($10.00) to display on your cover or lapel. For a deal of a life time, buy both the lanyard and C.A.L.P.A. pin together for only $15.00)

Members Getting Ready for Both C.A.L.P.A &  N.A.L.P.A. Media Press Competitions

We had several new entries this year as California dives into the 21st Century integrating media with technology.  The competition is becoming much more rigorous as more and more individuals are getting up to par with the latest in technology and entries are coming in from all over the state covering all the various categories.  Entries include Newsletters (both print and digital, Editorials, Press Releases, Websites, Social Media, Photos, Videos, and Graphic Art for promotional pieces. The categories are then broken down by Department/Detachment, Districts, Posts, Units and Squadrons; thus allowing Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons and Riders all to participate.

So the question is, “Did You Enter This Year? – If Not, Why Not?” The date has been extended to the 15th of May for those who may be late or were unable to utilize the website for submitting your projects.  So hurry, pull it together and get your submission in (read the rules then submit)  You know who you are and you know what your talents are, so if you are not a member of C.A.L.P.A., join today. If you are a member of C.A.L.P.A., get you submission in before the cutoff date of May 15th.  Unfortunately, N.A.L.P.A. has cut off their submissions for this year, so start preparing for next year.

View the 2017 C.A.L.P.A. winners – coming soon.

If you are not a current member of C.A.L.P.A. – Join Today (click here)  If you are not a current member of N.A.L.P.A. – Join Today (click here)

The winners of the C.A.L.P.A. competition will be announced and honored at a special luncheon at the Department Convention in June.
The winners of the N.A.L.P.A. competition will be announced and honored at a special luncheon at the National Convention in August.


The California American Legion Press Association (C.A.L.P.A.) is the key communication resource for every Legion Post, District and Area statewide.  When we successfully get the word out through the effective use of media, a trickle-down effect results: membership increases, retention increases, fundraising goals are elevated and greater community recognition occurs.

C.A.L.P.A. is dedicated to bringing members who are media professionals together with individual Posts to provide them with gratis as well as affordable communication solutions.

In this way, C.A.L.P.A. continues to serve as a driving force in helping propel Legion programs forward on all levels.

The California American Legion Press Association is definitely ON THE MOVE!  

Simply Click Here & JOIN TODAY!