Rules Online (Web) Division

Best Blog: Award will focus on overall content and quality of blog, which may be attached to a traditional news outlet, or an independent effort focused on Idaho-related topics. Entrant should submit home page link, and may also highlight individual entries from 2012 by including permalinks to those items.

Best Online news or feature story: Article published online only. Judge will focus on quality of production, interest and value of topic or subject matter.

Best Online-Only Video Program – Public Affairs: A single video Public Affairs program of varying length that aired only online. May focus on issue, subject, situation or problem. Judging will focus on quality of production, interest and value of topic or subject matter.

Best Online-Only Video Program – General : A single video program of varying length that aired only online. Judging will focus on quality of production, interest and value of topic or subject matter.

Best Web Graphics: Includes static or animated graphic presentation to illustrate an idea, concept, promotion or other function. Focus will be on clarity of message, presentation and design.

Best Multimedia Reporting: This includes audio slideshows or flash presentations that are informational.

Best Use of Interactivity: This award focuses on the best use of audience involvement in a program or other activity.

Best Use of Social Media: This award focuses on the best use of a Facebook page and/or Twitter account. You need to provide URL for your accounts and a short letter describing your efforts.

Web Site General Excellence: Judged in the following divisions: Daily Newspaper, Weekly Newspaper, TV, Radio, Student, Online-Only Publications, Magazine, and Public Relations. This award will focus on the quality of a site as a whole. Emphasis will be on news content, overall presentation and service to users. You must include the URL (Web address) of the site on the entry form.

Web Site Special Purpose: Special-purpose sites may focus on a single topic or cover a broad spectrum of topics, but may not be the entrant’s primary Web site (those are entered in General Excellence, above). Judged in the following divisions: Daily Newspaper, Weekly Newspaper, TV, Student, Online-Only Publications, and Public Relations. Emphasis will be on content, overall presentation, and service to users. You must include the URL (Web address) of the site on the entry form.