SFJ18 writing contest seeks: best print section

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best Section category! The sections must have been published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

020 BEST SECTION
The best your publication has to offer in printed A&E, features and lifestyle coverage.

Submit five sections from the 2016 calendar year. One must be an arts-and-entertainment-themed section, and one must be a Sunday section. (If your publication doesn’t print on Sunday, submit one section from Saturday or from your premiere weekly section and add a note of explanation).

The other three are the editor’s choice from regularly appearing features sections. Entries are judged on content, which includes the range of topics, depth, voice and style; service, which includes the inclusion of everyday people, useful information and the level of reader interaction; and design, which includes the use of photos and illustrations, headlines, navigational tools and the “wow” factor. One hard copy of each section is required. One entry consists of one copy of each of the five sections and PDFs of three of the submitted section fronts (PDFs of the section fronts only).

On the back of each section, attached a printed version of the entry label, which automatically appears after each entry is submitted.

Mail entries to SPJ-SFJ Contest 2017, Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2018. Also, attach PDFs of the front or cover page from three of the submitted entries.

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SFJ18 writing contest seeks: best niche product

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best Niche Product category! The product must have been published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

018 BEST NICHE PRODUCT
The best examples of a niche product – such as a magazine or special section – published at least two times a year. Submit two issues of the same niche product from the 2017 calendar year.

Each entry must also include PDFs of the covers from both of the submitted entries. One entry consists of one copy of each of the two issues and the two PDFs. On the back of each hard-copy issue, attach a printed entry label, which automatically appears after each entry is submitted.

Mail entries to SPJ-SFJ Contest 2018, Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2018.

SFJ18 writing contests seeks: Arts & Entertainment stories

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Arts & Entertainment category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE
Feature treatment of an arts and entertainment topic – such as architecture, art, books, dance, movies, music, opera, television or theater. Entries can be a single trend story, interview or feature story. Each entry consists of one story.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: general features

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s general features category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

GENERAL FEATURE
Feature treatment of any A&E, lifestyles or news topic. Entries can be a single trend story, profile, interview, news feature or general feature of 1,000 words or more. Sidebars accepted. Each entry consists of one story. Multiple bylines accepted.

SFJ18 contest seeks: best podcast

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Enter in our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s best podcast category! Podcasts must have aired in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

PODCAST
The coverage of any A&E, features or lifestyle topic told through a podcast. One
entry consists of links to three podcasts by the same person or persons.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: best food feature

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Enter in our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s food feature category! Stories must have been published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

FOOD FEATURE
A single story focusing on food, not including reviews or commentary. Can be a
trend story, personality profile, narrative piece, how-to or other feature treatment
of a food topic. Each entry consists of one story.

SFJ Honors the Best in Features Journalism

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 23, 2015

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES
Terry Scott Bertling, SFJ president, 210.250.3112
Andrew Nynka, SFJ executive director, 301.314.2631

The Society for Features Journalism has honored seven Pulitzer Prize winners and a host of other journalists as part of its 2015 Excellence-in-Features Awards contest.

Also receiving recognition were 10 newspapers for outstanding features sections and journalists in 15 other categories. Winners were announced today.

More than 800 entries were judged in the contest, which honors the craft of feature storytelling and the people who do it for a living at news organizations in the United States and Canada. Winners will be recognized at SFJ’s national conference Aug. 26-29 in College Park, Md.

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