If demand warrants, weekly and biweekly categories will be separated.
Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, graphics.
Please note: Content from a weekly/biweekly organization, even if published online-only, should be entered in the Weekly/Biweekly Print categories.
Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs.
A one-page, double-spaced cover letter may be submitted as a PDF with entries. (Style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.pdf)
1(c). General Excellence
Submit three issues representing publication’s best work from 2015.
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, 2015, should be named: psbj09-10-2015.pdf OR pugetsoundbusinessjournal09-10-2015.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. Content from an organization’s website will satisfy the requirements of this category.
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 three examples published during the contest year.
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.
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; and b) demonstrates an obvious need for change in law/policy/behavior.
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