Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter
2015 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is looking for the most outstanding work that appeared
in print, online and on-air during 2014 in Southwestern Ohio,
Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.
DEADLINE: March 20, 2015
The contest categories fall into three areas: WRITTEN, VISUAL AND AUDIO/VERBAL COMMUNCATION.
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION describes articles appearing in a newspaper, in a magazine or posted online during 2014.
VISUAL COMMUNICATION includes stories that were broadcast on a television station or appeared online during 2014.
AUDIO COMMUNICATION covers material broadcast over the radio airwaves or produced as a podcast for online listening during 2014.
Entries may be submitted in more than one category. Here's how to enter:
1) Submit two copies of the entry form for each submission
2) Entries can include printouts, URL information, DVDs or CDs
3) The fee for SPJ members is $15.00 for the first entry, $10.00 for the second entry and $5.00 for each entry after that.
4) SPJ members must submit their own work. One SPJ member cannot
use his or her membership to submit entries for multiple people.
5) The fee for non-SPJ members is $25.00 per entry
To become an SPJ member, sign up at spj.org and be sure to designate CINCINNATI PRO CHAPTER on the form. The annual national membership dues are $75.00 and can be paid at one time or through monthly deductions. There are no local chapter dues.
MAIL OR BRING ENTRIES, ENTRY FORMS AND CHECKS TO:
Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter
1720 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
THE JOURNALISM EXCELLENCE AWARDS BANQUET AND
GREATER CINCINNATI JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME
INDUCTION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN JUNE
ALL MEDIA AWARDS
AM-1 -- GERALD WHITE MEMORIAL AWARD
Named in memory of longtime Cincinnati Enquirer investigative reporter Gerald White, this is the Greater Cincinnati SPJ Chapter's highest honor. It is presented for excellence in investigative reporting by an individual or team. Entries will be judged on enterprise and depth of research. Please include a description of the events and circumstances prompting the story and the results of the reporting.
AM-2 -- CAMILLA WARRICK AWARD
This award honors journalists in any medium who use their professional role to make a difference in the community. It's named for the late Cincinnati Enquirer and Post reporter and columnist Camilla Warrick. Entries can be the work of an individual or team and must include a written statement that details the public service value of the project and the outcome of the work.
AM-3 -- FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD
Journalists are facing increasingly frequent challenges in their jobs from governments and corporations erecting barriers to prevent the free flow of information the public has a right to know. This award honors an individual or group going to extraordinary lengths to protect the First Amendment. Entries must include the story and letters detailing how the media defended the free press.
W-1 -- NEWS STORY
Outstanding coverage of a news event that stands out from the competition. Entry can be by an individual or team.
W-2 -- BEAT REPORTING
Outstanding work by a single reporter within an assigned beat. Entry may include up to six stories.
W-3 -- INVESTIGATIVE/ENTERPRISE/DATABASE REPORTING
Most thorough reporting of an issue of community interest -- work that combines investigative techniques, enterprise and use of databases.
W-4 -- CONTINUING COVERAGE OR SERIES
This award reflects excellence in multiple reports on a single topic by an individual or team. Entry can include up to six articles.
W-5 -- NEWS FEATURE/NEWSMAKER PROFILE
Reporting that goes beyond traditional journalism basics to capture the human spirit of people impacting the community.
W-6 -- NEWS COLUMN
Outstanding reporting and writing that explores unique angles of an
issue. Entries may include up to six columns by the same writer.
W-7 -- EDITORIAL
Best opinion/editorial articles appearing online or in a newspaper or magazine. Entries may include up to six pieces by the same writer.
W-8 -- BUSINESS NEWS
Excellence in reporting and writing articles on general business topics by an individual or team.
W-9 -- BUSINESS BEAT REPORTING
Excellence by a single reporter within an assigned beat. Entry can include up to six articles.
W-10 -- BUSINESS FEATURE/ANALYSIS/COLUMN
An article going beyond business story basics, taking an in-depth look
at issues and how they impact the community.
W-11 -- SPORTS NEWS
Outstanding reporting and writing about a sporting event. The entry can be a single report or series of reports by an individual or team.
W-12 -- SPORTS FEATURE/ANALYSIS/COLUMN
Outstanding reporting and writing about the human side of athletes, athletics and sporting events.
W-13 -- GOVERNMENT ISSUES
Best reporting and writing about government issues and the impact they have on citizens.
W-14 -- EDUCATION NEWS
Best reporting and writing about education issues at the primary, secondary and collegiate levels.
W-15 -- HEALTH/MEDICAL NEWS
Best reporting and writing on health and medical matters and the impact they have on citizens.
W-16 -- LIFESTYLE FEATURE
Outstanding reporting and writing that captures of the essence of emerging trends impacting the lives of citizens.
W-17 -- COMMUNITY ISSUES
Outstanding reporting and writing focusing on issues that have an impact on urban and/or suburban communities.
W-18 -- ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT
Excellence in reporting and writing about arts and entertainment, including music, dance, theater and art.
W-19 -- ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT CRITIQUE
Excellence in critiquing arts and entertainment performances and exhibitions.
W-20 -- NEWSPAPER SPECIAL SECTION
Excellence by a newspaper in presenting a news, sports or other special section.
W-21 -- BEST NEWSPAPER
Best overall daily, weekly or monthly newspaper.
W-22 -- MAGAZINE STORY
Outstanding in-depth reporting about people, places, issues, trends or other human interest topics appearing in a regularly published magazine.
W-23 -- MAGAZINE INVESTIGATIVE/DATABASE STORY
Outstanding investigative reporting and writing appearing in a regularly published magazine.
W-24 -- BEST MAGAZINE
Best overall regularly published magazine.
W-25 -- BEST WEB SITE
Best web site hosted by a newspaper, magazine, televison station or radio station.
W-26 -- BEST NEWS/SPORTS BLOG
Outstanding news/sports blog -- newspaper, magazine, television or radio.
W-27 -- BEST NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE DESIGN
Best design of daily, weekly or monthly newspaper or magazine.
W-28 -- BEST NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE GRAPHIC
Best graphic appearing in a daily, weekly or monthly newspaper or magazine.
W-29 -- BEST WEB SITE DESIGN
Best web site design.
W-30 -- BEST WEB GRAPHIC
Best graphic appearing on a web site.
V-1 -- GENERAL ASSIGNMENT NEWS
Best general assignment news story on television or online.
V-2 -- BREAKING NEWS
Best television or visual online coverage of a breaking news event
V-3 -- FEATURE NEWS
Best feature story on broadcast television or online.
V-4 -- INVESTIGATIVE/ENTERPRISE/DATABASE REPORTING
Best investigative television or online story based on enterprise and database reporting.
V-5 -- SERIES
Best series of television stories or stories posted online.
V-6 -- BUSINESS REPORTING
Best television or visual online business story.
V-7 -- GOVERNMENT REPORTING
Best coverage of government issues and their impact on citizens.
V-8 -- CONSUMER REPORTING
Best reporting of consumer issues on television or online.
V-9 -- EDUCATION REPORTING
Best reporting of K-12 or collegiate issues on television or online.
V-10 -- HEALTH/MEDICAL REPORTING
Best reporting on television or online of health or medical issues.
V-11 -- BEST WEATHER COVERAGE
Best overall weather coverage on television or online.
V-12 -- SPORTS NEWS/FEATURE
Best sports story appearing on television or online.
V-13 -- BEST SPORTS PROGRAM
Best regularly scheduled or "special" sports program.
V-14 -- BEST NEWSCAST
Best television newscast.
V-15 -- BEST NEWS/FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Best news photography in print or online.
V-16 -- BEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Best sports photography in print or online.
V-17 -- BEST VIDEOGRAPHY
Best videography on televion or online.
V-18 -- BEST PHOTO OR ART ILLUSTRATION
Best illustration using photography and/or artwork in print or online.
A-1 -- GENERAL ASSIGNMENT NEWS STORY
Best general assignment news story appearing on radio.
A-2 -- BREAKING NEWS
Best radio coverage of a breaking news story.
A-3 -- NEWS FEATURE
Best feature reporting and writing of a news event or personality.
A-4 -- SPORTS NEWS
Best radio coverage of a sports team or individual.
A-5 -- BUSINESS REPORTING
Outstanding radio coverage of a business story.
A-6 -- GOVERNMENT REPORTING
Outstanding reporting and writing about government issues.
A-7 -- EDUCATION REPORTING
Outstanding coverage of K-12 or collegiate educational issues.
A-8 -- HEALTH/MEDICAL REPORTING
Outstanding coverage of health and medical issues.
A-9 -- LIFESTYLE REPORTING
Outstanding reporting and writing of life's issues and trends.
A-10 -- ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING
Outstanding coverage of arts and entertainment issues and personalities.
A-11 -- BEST COMMENTARY
Best radio commentary.
A-12 -- BEST NEWSCAST
Best radio newscast.