2013 Page One Awards: Contest Categories

1. NEWSPAPER

a. Spot News (One or more stories covering a single spot news event)

b. Short Feature (A single feature story of less than 30 inches)

c. Long Feature (A single feature story of more than 30 inches)

d. Enterprise Story (A story that reflects reporter’s ingenuity, use of sources or special research

e. In-Depth (One or more stories on a single topic or news event that help the reader understand a situation beyond information provided in a typical news story)

f. Investigative (One or more stories a single topic or news event containing information not readily available to the news media or public and obtained through reporter initiative)

g. Business Spot News (One or more stories on a single business-related news event)

h. Business Feature (A single feature-length business-related story)

i. Sports News (One or more stories on a single sports-related news event)

j. Sports Feature (A single feature-length sports-related story)

k. General Column (A single column written for any section)

l. Business Column (A single business-themed column)

m. Sports Column (A single sports-themed column)

n. Editorial (A single editorial)

o. Graphics (Charted information, graphs, diagrams or maps that illustrate a story)

p. Art and illustration (Original artwork used to illustrate a story)

q. Page Design (A single page design: taking into account layout and page composition, use of headlines, art, graphics etc.)

r. Front Page Design (A single front page design: taking into account layout and page composition, use of headlines, art, graphics etc.)

s. Headline (A single headline, submitted with the story)

t. Best issue (Based on reporting, writing, photography, graphics/illustration, layout, copyhandling, etc.)

u. Arts & Entertainment. (Single arts & entertainment-themed feature)

2. MAGAZINE

a. Best Profile Story (A single profile story)

b. Best Feature Story (A single feature story)

c. Best Department (a magazine component appearing under the same heading and possibly, but not always, written by different writers); send 3 unique examples

d. Best Column (a magazine component appearing under the same heading and always written by the same author); send 3 unique examples

e. Best Service Package (non-narrative feature meant to be primarily useful)

f. Best Cover (A single magazine cover)

g. Best Page Design (A single page, two-page or double-truck)

h. Best Feature Design (entire story, published in feature well)

i. Best Illustration (A single illustration or illustrations accompanying a story)

j. Best issue (Based on writing, photography, graphics/illustration, layout)

k. Arts & Entertainment. (Single arts and entertainment-themed feature)

3. TELEVISION

a. Spot/Breaking news (coverage of an unscheduled event broadcast within 24 hours; may be a single story or compilation of coverage on a single event)

b. Hard News report (best coverage of a news-related topic; may include in-depth, planned coverage of a single event, or enterprise reporting)

c. Feature (single story done for some other factor than timeliness–may include profile, human interest, or trend stories)

d. Mini-documentary/in-depth series (a single report or series of reports going in-depth on a particular subject, helping the viewer understand a situation beyond information in a typical news story)

e. Feature-length documentary (Single feature-length program on a particular news subject, aired outside a regularly scheduled newscast)

f. Investigative (One or more stories containing information not readily available to the news media or public and obtained through reporter initiative)

g. Newscast (One regularly-scheduled newscast airing on any day in the contest year. The entry should represent the station’s best work in news content, execution, and overall presentation)

4. RADIO

a. Spot/Breaking news (coverage of an unscheduled event broadcast within 24 hours; may be a single story or compilation of coverage on a single event)

b. Hard News report (best coverage of a news-related topic; may include in-depth, planned coverage of a single event, or enterprise reporting)

c. Feature (single story done for some other factor than timeliness–may include profile, human interest, or trend stories)

d. Mini-documentary/in-depth series (a single report or series of reports going in-depth on a particular subject, helping the viewer understand a situation beyond information in a typical news story)

e. Feature-length documentary (Single feature-length program on a particular news subject, aired outside a regularly scheduled newscast)

f. Investigative (One or more stories containing information not readily available to the news media or public and obtained through reporter initiative)

g. Newscast (One regularly-scheduled newscast airing on any day in the contest year. The entry should represent the station’s best work in news content, execution, and overall presentation)

5. ONLINE

a. Best Website (Best use of a Website for providing news to an online audience. Judges will look at areas such as ease of navigation, creative design concepts, good organization and degree to which online resources enhance reporting)

b. Best single news story (Best online coverage of a single news story or event)

c. Best continuing coverage (two or more online reports demonstrating ongoing coverage of a news event; including original or web-only content)

d. Best use of multimedia (demonstrates outstanding use of photos, galleries, video, and/or audio to enhance original story)

e. Best single online news video (single video, produced to appear online-only)

f. Best use of video (demonstrates outstanding use of video throughout an entire website)

g. Best newsroom blog (submit URL for blog, judged on overall excellence in news coverage, affiliated with a newspaper, magazine, TV or radio station)

h. Best independent news blog (submit URL for blog, judged on overall excellence in news coverage, not affiliated with a newspaper, magazine, TV or radio station)

i. Arts & Entertainment. (Single arts and entertainment-themed feature)

6. PHOTOGRAPHY

a. Best Spot News Photo (Best use of photography in a spot news story)

b. Best Hard News Photo (Best use of photography in a hard news story)

c. Best Feature Photo (Best use of photography in a features story)

d. Best News Portrait (Best portrait)

e. Best Sports Photo (Best use of photography in a sports story)

f. Best Commissioned Magazine Photo (A single photo or photographs accompanying a story)

7. SPECIAL AWARDS

a. Young Journalist of the Year (Award given to outstanding journalist in any medium with less than 10 years experience; submit three examples of work and letter of nomination)

b. Journalist of the Year (Award given to outstanding journalist in any medium with 10 or more years of experience; submit three examples of work and letter of nomination)

c. Story of the Year (Award for general excellence in any medium, covering a single story or news event submit up to three examples of work and letter of nomination)

d. Best Use of Public Records (Award for excellence in any medium covering a single story or news event where use of public records played a role in getting and telling the story; submit three examples of work and narrative letter explaining work and use of public records)

Entry Tiers

  • Newspaper [50,000+ circulation]
  • Newspaper [LESS than 50,000 circulation]
  • Magazine
  • Television [50+ newsroom employees]
  • Television [LESS than 50 newsroom employees]
  • Radio
  • Online
  • Photography [All photo entries will be judged against each other regardless of publication size]

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