If demand warrants, weekly and biweekly categories will be separated.
A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF)
Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs.
Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, graphic.
Content from an organization’s website, even if online-only, should be entered in these categories.
1(c). General Excellence
Submit three issues of your choice.
Create three PDFs – one for each issue date. PDF file names should be styled with the publication name (can use acronym or nickname, if it’s intuitive) and the issue date. For example, a General Excellence PDF from the Puget Sound Business Journal of Sept. 10, 2012, should be named:
pugetsoundbusinessjournal09-10-2012.PDF OR psbj09-10-2012.PDF
2.(c) Breaking News
Coverage of a single news event on the day it breaks. Can be reactive reporting, or proactive news broken by a reporter or news organization’s reporting staff.
In-depth, enterprise reporting that: a) presents important and necessary information that was unknown to the general readership/viewership and was unavailable from other sources before publication; b) demonstrates an obvious need for change in law/policy/behavior.
In-depth reporting that presents, defines, unpacks, and simplifies a single important topic and/or news event in a way that allows the reader/listener/viewer to understand it more clearly.
Reporting that: a) does not require a time element to be relevant; and b) demonstrates creative approaches to writing and/or presentation.
Reported coverage that reflects the point of view of a writer, writers and/or news organization. Category includes unsigned editorials, individual columns and blogs.
Entrants should choose their best three examples.
Enter the contest here.
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