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MJEA Individual Student Contests

MJEA Individual Student Contests 2017

    • All contest submissions are due March 1, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.
    • Contest entries will be divided in two categories based on enrollment in grades 9-12
      • Division 1 – Schools <1,000 students in grades 9-12
      • Division 2 – Schools >1,001 students in grades 9-12
    • All contests will be submitted via PDF, JPG or URL. All materials except photos need to be submitted as PDFs using the file name: [contest code] [school name]: i.e., NDOYI Eureka. Photos must be submitted as JPGs that…
      • have both the author and description and caption metadata
      • are less than 5MB each and
      • are accompanied by PDF of story/page/spread on which photo/art appeared.

      Each entry that meets the category requirements will be recognized as a State Nominee with a  certificate. The top 10% of entries will be named Finalists. Finalists will also receive a certificate. There will be one State Winner in each category. That winner will receive a certificate and a medal. The entry must have been published in an MJEA member publication during the current school year.

      Any student on the staff of an MJEA member publication is eligible to enter these contests. There is no entry fee. One submission per publication for each category. All submissions must be journalistic in nature. Entries will be judged by experienced JEA members. Schools and winners will be notified in the beginning of May.

      THE ENTRY MUST HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN AN MJEA MEMBER PUBLICATION DURING THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.

  •  Student contests will be available in the following categories:(FOR PRINT NEWSPAPER OR NEWSMAGAZINE)
    • NDOYI: News (Print) Design of the Year (PDF): Inside page/doubletruck: Submit a PDF of published inside page or doubletruck design.
    • NDOY1: News (Print) Design of the Year (PDF): Page 1: Submit a PDF of published cover or front page design.

    (FOR ANY ONLINE OR PRINT PUBLICATION)

    • SOYF: Story of the Year (PDF or URL): Feature: Submit one published written story that is an in-depth look at a relevant issue/person.
    • SOYN: Story of the Year (PDF or URL): News: Submit one published written story that covers a timely event.
    • SOYO: Story of the Year (PDF or URL): Opinions: This published written story could include staff editorial, bylined commentary piece, blog or review.
    • SOYS: Story of the Year (PDF or URL): Sports: This published written story could be sports feature or sports news story, including advance or post-game coverage.
    • AOTYI: Art of the Year Illustration: Submit a photo illustration, original artwork or original computer artwork used to establish a theme or mood with the intent to enhance any news/feature/sports article published in a print newspaper, magazine or news website. Submit the illustration as a JPG, plus include a PDF of the newspaper or magazine page on which the illustration was published or the URL to the illustration on an online news site.
    • AOTYC: Art of the Year Editorial Cartoon: Submit a cartoon that appeared on the editorial/opinion page for print or an online publication. It makes a point and delivers commentary or opinion. Submit a PDF of the print page on which the cartoon was published or the URL to the cartoon on an online news site.
    • AOTYIG: Art of the Year Information Graphic: Submit  a chart, graph or diagram created by hand or by computer and used to supplement or in place of written content, but which give the reader information in a visual form. Submit a PDF of the print newspaper or magazine page(s) on which the information graphic was published or the URL to the information graphic on a news website.

    (FOR YEARBOOKS)

    • YDOYT: Yearbook Design of the Year (PDFs): Theme: Submit the theme design that will be published for your school’s 2017 yearbook. Include PDFs of the cover, front endsheet, title page, one opening spread and one divider.
    • YDOY: Yearbook Design of the Year (PDF): Submit a spread that will be published in your school’s 2017 yearbook.
    • YSOTYF: Yearbook Story of the Year Feature (PDF): Submit any feature story that will be published in your school’s 2017 yearbook. These can include student life, academic, activities or event coverage.
    • YSOTYS: Yearbook Story of the Year Sports (PDF): Submit any sports story that will be published in your school’s 2017 yearbook.

    (FOR ANY ONLINE OR PRINT PUBLICATION)

    • POYN: Photo of the Year News (JPEG and PDF or URL of page it appears on): Submit a published photo which is a non-portrait, non-sports photos based on on-the-spot coverage of an event that has news value and timeliness
    • POYF: Photo of the Year Feature (JPEG and PDF or URL of page it appears on): Submit a published photo which captures an exceptional moment within a common, everyday occurrence.
    • POYS: Photo of the Year Sports (JPEG and PDF or URL of page it appears on): Submit a published photo of an athlete or sporting event.
    • POYP: Photo of the Year Portrait (JPEG and PDF or URL of page it appears on): Submit a published photo which captures the subject of a story in a unique way.

    (FOR ANY ONLINE OR BROADCAST PROGRAM)

    • VSOYN: Video Story of the Year News Story/Package: (URL) Entries should report on a single event/occurrence. They focus on the 5 Ws and factual information and give a balanced unbiased overview. These stories may include interviews, voiceovers, dramatizations, graphics, B-roll and stand-ups. Lower thirds are important for identification. Sports-related news stories must be submitted in Sports News Story.
    • VSOYF: Video Story of the Year Feature or Sports Feature Story/Package:  (URL) Entries should inform or instruct. Entries should go beyond the surface facts. They might include detailed background information. They may appeal to the emotions of the viewer with inspiration, motivation, pathos or humor. The angle is less immediate than hard news. The story may be longer-form, and they may be less formally structured than a news package. Lower thirds are important for identification.
    • VSOYS: Video Story of the Year Sports News Story/Package: (URL) Similar to the “News Story/Package” category, but with a strong athletics component. For example, coverage of game(s) or a season summary, or coverage of important news in sports. Good interviews and sound bites are encouraged. The reporter should give the who, what, when, where, why and how. Lower thirds are important for identification.
    • VSOTYP: Video Story of the Year Special Project:  (URL) This category encompasses all the other types of student or team work including documentaries, video blogs, multimedia packages, monthly/weekly show, etc.

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