Student (Print & Broadcast) Division

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General Excellence: Entry consists of one newspaper issued in November 2012.

General News Story:
Will be judged on clarity, enterprise, and significance. One story per entry.

Headlines: Selection of six. Emphasis on sparkle, clarity, creativity and accuracy. Include stories.

Page Design: Selection of three. Emphasis on presentation, attractiveness and effectiveness.

Column Writing: Three columns by one writer. Emphasis on writer’s ability to entertain, move or educate the reader with good writing that has personality. Should be clearly distinct from news writing.

Review: Selection of three. Reviews should express opinion in any of a variety of areas including TV, movies, performing arts, restaurants, etc. Will be judged on use of evidence, style and fairness. Emphasis on lively writing, knowledge of the topic and interest and/or usefulness to the reader.

Watchdog⁄Investigative: A report that uncovers new information that could significantly change the conventional wisdom about anything or anyone of public interest. Emphasis on originality and in-depth research.

Serious Feature: A serious profile or news feature. Emphasis on strong writing, education of the reader about something important and writer’s ability to put a local situation into perspective.

Light Feature: Profile or feature of a non-serious nature. Emphasis on lively writing, reader interest in subject and originality of approach.

Editorial: Selection of three. Emphasis will be on lively writing and strong reasoning that moves the reader.

Sports News Report: Can be a sports or sports feature story.

Photography: Submit three examples.

Graphics: Submit three examples.

Student – TV – General News Report: A story, planned or unplanned. Can be issue or event oriented.

Student – TV – Public Affairs Program – Studio or field: May focus on issue, subject, situation or problem. Emphasis on creativity, energy, focus and balance.

Student – Radio – General News Report: A story, planned or unplanned. Can be issue or event oriented.

Student – Radio – Public Affairs Program – Studio or field: May focus on issue, subject, situation or problem. Emphasis on creativity, energy, focus and balance.