Illinois JEA

Best COVID-19 Coverage

BEST COVID-19 COVERAGE


OVERVIEW: Use this form to enter the Best COVID-19 Coverage category, IJEA Newspaper & Digital News Media Contest. Asterisks indicate fields in which a response is required.

SPECIAL CATEGORY: Best COVID-19 Coverage is a special one-time category, open to both print and digital media. Any type of article, photo/photo gallery, video, podcast, infographic, illustration or other coverage related to COVID-19 and its impact will be accepted. Anything published in this category by 11:59 p.m. March 30, 2020, will be eligible for judging. Each publication may submit two entries in this category. If you want to submit a second entry, use this form to send both entries.

IF YOU ADVISE A HYBRID PUBLICATION: Please note that if your publication has both a print and digital version, you are limited to two entries overall in this category. You may enter two print items or two online items or one of each, but your total entries in this category may not exceed two.

DESCRIPTION: For a description of this special category, click here.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: All entries in this contest must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 30 of the current school year.

REMINDER: Please make sure you have completed our Adviser Information Form before submitting your students' contest entries. Only one submission of the Adviser Information Form is required, regardless of how many categories your students compete in.


  • NOTE: You do not have to write the entire headline in this space. Simply write enough of the headline so our judges can easily identify the entry.

  • NOTE: A second entry for Best COVID-19 Coverage is optional. If you want to submit a second entry for this category, use this form to submit both entries.

  • NOTE: You are responsible for making sure this URL is correct. If it does not work, the entry will not be judged.

  • NOTE: You are responsible for making sure this URL is correct. If it does not work, the entry will not be judged.

  • NOTE: Upload a PDF containing the entire page on which your entry appears. If the entry jumps to a second page, include the entire jump page in the same PDF document as the first page. (Total upload size for the PDF of your first entry is limited to 10 MB.)

  • NOTE: Upload a PDF containing the entire page on which your entry appears. If the entry jumps to a second page, include the entire jump page in the same PDF document as the first page. (Total upload size for the PDF of your second entry is limited to 10 MB.)

    REMINDER TO ADVISERS OF HYBRID PUBLICATIONS: You are limited to two entries overall in this category. You may enter two digital items or two print items or one of each, but your total entries in this category may not exceed two.

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Best COVID-19 Coverage