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.

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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 features digital presence

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best Features Digital Presence category! The entries 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.

019 BEST FEATURES DIGITAL PRESENCE
The best your publication has to offer in digital A&E, features and lifestyle coverage. Submit links to a website; features channel; app; or social-media page such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. Entries are judged on content, which includes timeliness, depth of coverage, voice and style. One entry consists of links to a website, features channel, social-media pages or app.

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.

SPJ18 writing contest seeks: Best special section

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best Special 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.

017 BEST SPECIAL SECTION
A special section published either in print and/or online once a year. (For sections
published two or more times, enter Best Niche Product.)

Submit one section from the 2017 calendar year or provide the URL. Each entry must also include a PDF of the cover or homepage of the section. 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 contest seeks: Video storytelling

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Video Storytelling category! The videos 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.

012 VIDEO STORYTELLING
The coverage of any A&E, lifestyle or specialty topic using a single video of not more than 8 minutes in length. One entry consists of one video.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Sports features

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Sports Feature 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.

010 SPORTS FEATURE
Feature treatment of any sports topic. Entries can be a trend story, interview or
feature story. Each entry consists of one story.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: A&E commentary portfolio

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Arts & Entertainment Commentary Portfolio 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.

009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMMENTARY PORTFOLIO
A collection of three columns, essays or reviews by the same writer on any arts and entertainment topic, including dining reviews but excluding editorials. Each entry consists of three examples of the writer’s work.