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2016 Award Categories
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Friday, 02 January 2015 19:37

2016 Categories

 

ALL MEDIA (new award)

BILL CAREY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD: Each entry must consist of three samples of work (multi-part series count as one sample) from over the course of the last year, as well as a letter from a nominator, who should be a working member of the Central New York media. You cannot nominate yourself. The nomination should include a description of obstacles the nominee had to overcome and the impact of his or her work. This highlights the nominee’s work over the course of the last year; it is not a lifetime achievement award.

 

RADIO


SPOT NEWS: Story or stories produced in a single day about an unscheduled news event for which there is no advance notice. Entrant may submit attachment including explanation of any problems reporter(s) had to overcome in obtaining the story and meeting deadline.


INVESTIGATIVE STORY: Must show unusual enterprise and initiative in uncovering story. May be a single report or series of reports on an investigation conducted by the entrant(s). In an attachment, reporter(s) should indicate time spent on story, problems associated in gathering information and what resulted from bringing the investigation subject to light.


NEWS FEATURE: A feature of a harder nature not falling under spot news or investigative story categories. (This category could include such things as medicine, law enforcement, politics, economics, etc.) May be a single story or series of stories on one subject.


"HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE: A "slice of life" or whimsical feature with no significant hard news value.


SPORTS STORY: Story which concentrates on particular sport and/or its participants.


SPORTS SHOW: A single program or series of programs on same subject.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED LOCAL NEWSCAST: Entry may be a single complete newscast or a number of complete newscasts to illustrate scope of coverage on a single story or series of stories.


SPECIAL PROGRAM: A program not regularly scheduled on a specific event. May be a single program or series of programs on same subject. Category includes public affairs programs and documentaries.


PRINT MEDIA CATEGORIES


D=DAILY (Daily general circulation newspaper)


ND=NON-DAILY (General circulation periodical not published daily)


S=SPECIAL INTEREST (Periodical for specific audience, i.e., institutional, religious, or trade; includes magazines and newsletters)


For these categories, entries from dailies will only be judged against other dailies; all non-daily entries, including those from special interest print, will be judged together.


D/ND/S INVESTIGATIVE STORY/SERIES: May be a single report or series of reports on an investigation conducted by the entrant(s). Reporter(s) should indicate time spent on story and problems associated in gathering information. Also indicate what resulted from bringing the investigation subject to light.


D/ND/S NEWS FEATURE/SERIES: A feature of harder nature not falling under "spot news" or "investigative story" categories. (This category could include such topics as medicine, law enforcement, politics, economics, etc.) Reporter can enter one story or series of stories on one subject.


D/ND/S "HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE/SERIES: A "slice of life" or whimsical feature with no significant hard news value.


D/ND/S SPORTS STORY: Story or series of stories on one subject concentrating on particular sport and/or its participants.


ALL PRINT


For these categories, all entries will be judged together.


D/ND/S SPOT NEWS: Coverage of an unscheduled news event for which there is no advance notice. This can be a single story or group of stories appearing on the same day which clearly demonstrates reporter's, or team of reporters', ability to deal with breaking story under deadline pressure. Weight will be given to superior coverage provided against nearest deadline. Reporter(s) should indicate difficulties in covering story.


D/ND/S COLUMN: Single column, which best exemplifies columnist's work. Any columnist (news, sports, humor, lifestyle, etc.) may enter. Robert R. Haggart Award presented to winner in memory of the Syracuse Post-Standard columnist.)


D/ND/S FRONT PAGE DESIGN: At least three examples of newspaper front pages should be submitted. Entry will be judged on layout and design, graphics, typography, readability and ease of use.


D/ND/S EDITORIAL: A print editorial showing quality of writing, clearness of intent, and call to action. Entry may indicate what effect editorial had on subject.


D/ND/S CRITIQUE: A critique of entertainment topic (including TV, radio, movies, stage shows, books, etc.)


D/ND/S HEADLINE WRITING: Entry should include three samples of headlines and accompanying articles. Entry will be judged on creativity, relevance to article, and concise writing.


MAGAZINE


BEST MAGAZINE: Entries judged on overall writing quality, layout, and graphics. Entries must be in "magazine format" including a cover and contents page with entire publication saddle-stitched or perfect bound.


STILL PHOTOGRAPHY / GRAPHICS


Carl Single Award for SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY: Single photo of unscheduled news event with no advance notice. (Awarded in memory of Syracuse Post-Standard photographer Carl Single.)


FEATURE PHOTO: Single photo of human interest or “slice of life.”


SPORTS PHOTO: Single photo of a sporting event.


SCENIC PHOTO: Single photo that illustrates a “scenic” view (natural or man-made, including structures).


PORTRAIT: Single photo of person or group of people.


PHOTO ESSAY: Series of photos telling/showing a story.


GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION: Any drawing, painting, sketch or photo illustration including text or political or entertainment cartoon.


TELEVISION CATEGORIES


SPOT NEWS: Coverage of an unscheduled news event for which there is no advance notice. Entry should include explanation of any problems reporter and/or photographer had to overcome in obtaining the story and meeting deadline, etc.


INVESTIGATIVE STORY/SERIES: Must show unusual enterprise and initiative in uncovering story. May be a single report or series of reports on an investigation conducted by the entrant(s).


NEWS FEATURE/SERIES: A feature of a harder nature not falling under "spot news" or "investigative story" categories. (This category could include such things as medicine, law enforcement, politics, economics, etc.)


"HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE/SERIES: A "slice of life" or whimsical feature with no significant hard news value. (Strong picture/word coordination is important).


SPORTS STORY: Story which concentrates on particular sport and/or its participants. (Strong picture/word coordination is important).


SPORTS SHOW: A single program or series of programs on same subject.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED SPORTSCAST: Entry may be a single complete sportscast or a number of complete sportscasts that regularly air as segment on scheduled newscast. This is different from a "sports show," in that a sportscast includes multiple sports news stories.


SPECIAL PROGRAM: A program not regularly scheduled on a specific event. May be a single program or series of programs on same subject. Category includes public affairs programs and documentaries.


PHOTO ESSAY: Highly visual story without narration utilizing natural sound and/or music. (Entry may include anchor introduction, if necessary).


VIDEO JOURNALISM: Each entry must be three stories showing work in news, sports, or weather-related video as one entry.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED LOCAL NEWSCAST: Entry may be a single complete newscast or a number of complete newscasts to illustrate scope of coverage on a single story or series of stories.


BEST WEATHERCAST: A report from a regularly-scheduled newscast that provides the viewer a clear, understandable view of the current weather and what can be expected in the future.


ONLINE JOURNALISM CATEGORY


BREAKING NEWS: Best coverage of breaking news event, featuring video, text and/or sound.


MULTIMEDIA STORY: Best single news, feature or sports story utilizing multiple platforms – video, print, web – in a single entry.


NEWS WEBSITE: Websites operated by a news organization for the purpose of disseminating news and information. This category is judged based on the appearance of the website on the day of the judging. Each website is considered one entry. Entries will be judged on ease of use, graphic design, information offered, and functionality of content. This category is judged based on the appearance of the website on the day of the judging.


BLOG: An online blog adding depth, context and perspective to a news, feature or sports story. Entrants submit up to three blog posts per entry.


PHOTOS & GRAPHICS: Best single photo or graphic that was published in 2015 on a news organization’s website. Entry may not be entered in the Still Photography/Graphics categories.


VIDEO JOURNALISM: Each entry must be three stories showing work in news, sports, or weather-related video as one entry. Entry may not be entered in the Television category.


STUDENT CONTEST


Open to full-time students of accredited colleges or universities for work done for on-campus media.


BEST RADIO NEWS STORY:  General hard news or news of the day story on student radio.


BEST PRINT NEWS STORY:  General hard news or news of the day story in a student newspaper.


BEST TELEVISION NEWS STORY:  General hard news or news of the day story on student television.


BEST RADIO SPORTS STORY:  Coverage of a collegiate, local or regional sports story on student radio.


BEST PRINT SPORTS STORY:  Coverage of a collegiate, local or regional sports story in a student newspaper.


BEST TELEVISION SPORTS STORY:  Coverage of a collegiate, local or regional sports story on student television.


BEST RADIO FEATURE STORY:  Lighter human interest story on student radio.


BEST PRINT FEATURE STORY:  Lighter human interest story in a student newspaper.


BEST TELEVISION FEATURE STORY:  Lighter human interest story on student television.


BEST MULTIMEDIA STORY:  Body of student work encompassing multiple platforms, including web, print, video, etc.



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