|Call for Entries!|
|Written by Josh Cradduck|
|Wednesday, 21 December 2016 16:47|
The Syracuse Press Club is once again preparing for its annual awards competition. Starting Jan. 1, members of the news media in central New York may submit their entries.Deadline for entries is Jan. 31 at 11:59PM. Eligible entries must have been published, broadcast or posted on-line during the 2016 calendar year. Click "read more" below for rules and instructions on how to enter. Click here for the 2016 awards categories.
Awards will be handed out at our annual banquet on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse.
Make sure to also keep in mind individuals in your organization you may want to nominate for one of our club awards, covering professional standards, newcomer, and news source. You can nominate someone for one of these awards by following this link.
CLICK "READ MORE" FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ON ENTERING!
Please Read Carefully!
On this page you will find the various types of media and the categories for each media for this year's awards competition, After each category name there is a brief description of that categories criteria. Remember, all entries must have been published or broadcast in 2015.
A. All entries MUST have been published or aired in 2016 except for in specified online categories.
B. An award will be presented in each of the following: "Best in Category (1st place)" will receive a certificate with seal and blue ribbon; "Second Place" will receive a certificate with seal.
D. There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit in each category.
E. The same story may not be entered twice. It is up to each contestant to decide which category any given story best belongs based upon these rules.
F. Early Bird Entry Fee is $15 for each entry BEFORE JANUARY 20th. After the 20th, fee per entry is $20. Students participating in the college categories also pay an entry fee of $15 for each entry.
G. BROADCAST ENTRIES:
H. PRINT ENTRIES
I.DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:
To ensure fairness, the SPC will try wherever possible to use panels of judges for each category selected from outside the SPC contest area.
Note: This is an awards competition. If only one entry is submitted in a category, we will return the entry and entry fee. Judges also reserve the right to not bestow a first or second place award in a category. Awards will not be judged unless we have received your entry payment. Entries with incomplete entry forms, missing stories, or broken links may be disqualified.
Instructions for Entering
Entries to the Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards Contest will be submitted using a web-based program at www.betternewspapercontest.com. Below are directions for preparing and submitting entries. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Hall at 315-434-8889 ext. 310 or on her cell at 315 263-8631. You can also reach her by email at
The deadline for all entries is Friday January 29, 2016.
ii.To add web/audio/video content, copy and paste the content’s web address into the provided Web URL field. To host your content online, either upload it to a free streaming content website (e.g. YouTube) or talk to your IT person about adding it to your station’s website. Make sure the content will be accessible online throughout the contest and awards process. Here are some examples of free streaming content websites where you can upload audio and video content:
IMPORTANT: Please ensure that items are not behind a pay wall or a password-protected area. If they are, you must provide username/password info in the Comments section of your entry. Judges may disqualify your entry if work samples are inaccessible.
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Entries will not be judged unless full payment has been received by the Syracuse Press Club.
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