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: best college features journalist

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best College Features Journalist category! The stories must have been published in 2017.

Link to our contest site: https://betternewspapercontest.com/

022 BEST COLLEGE FEATURES JOURNALIST
Open to any college student whose work appeared in or on an officially recognized student media source (newspaper, website, podcast, TV station, radio station, etc.). Journalists should submit up to three features that appeared in the calendar year.

Fee to enter is $25. The winner will receive a $500 award.

Deadline to enter is March 2, 2018.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Digital innovation category

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Digital Innovation category! The stories 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.

016 DIGITAL INNOVATION
New or improved digital ventures, which can include new or upgraded websites, apps,  social-media experiments or other ways to share information in the digital world. Entries will be judged on creativity and impact. Must include a description of no more than 250 words on how the innovation came about, its goals and its success. Submit explanation as a Word document attachment or enter explanation in the “Comments, Credits & Other Info” field on the entry form. One entry consists of one innovation, such as an app or a website.

NOTE: All entries, regardless of circulation group, compete in one group.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Diversity in digital features

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Diversity in Digital Features category! The stories 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.

015 DIVERSITY IN DIGITAL FEATURES
The coverage of any A&E, features or lifestyle topic that highlights the diversity within a publication’s audience. Diversity can include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies. One entry consists of a story or a series of stories on the same diversity topic. Multiple bylines accepted. This award is sponsored by the SFJ Foundation.