The Associated Collegiate Press is pleased to announce three more categories of the 2013 Individual Awards. Each day this week, ACP is announcing the finalists for one or more of the 2013 Individual Awards and Pacemaker contests.
The Reporter of the Year contest recognizes individuals for outstanding writing and editorial leadership. The contest is sponsored by McClatchy-Tribune Information. Entries consist of three single news or feature stories published in a college newspaper during the competition year. Winners receive cash prizes when announced at the fall convention.
Finalist selections are based on the significance and news worthiness of the stories, the quality and depth of reporting, the quality of quotes and the quality of writing, editing/AP style usage.
The Print Story of the Year contest is sponsored by the Deadline Club, the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Entries in the Story of the Year contest consist of a single story in one of the following categories: News, Feature, Sports, Editorial and Diversity. The entries are judged based on the importance of the story, quality of reporting and quotes, quality of writing and editing and credibility and leadership.
The Multimedia Story of the Year contest is also sponsored by the Deadline Club. Entries are accepted in the following categories: Multimedia News Multimedia Feature, Multimedia Sports and Photo Slideshow. All entries were accepted online. Entries are judged based on innovation in the use of multimedia, including audio, video, slide shows and graphics, technical quality of multimedia elements, respect of copyright laws, quality of reporting and quotes, quality of writing and reader/viewer impact.
Winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
Comments from all judging teams will be published on the ACP website after winners are announced in New Orleans. Please contact Grace Christiansen, ACP Contest and Critique Coordinator, with questions at email@example.com.