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Submission Deadline for 2021 Competition:
11:59 p.m. March 15, 2021


 


CONTEST DIRECTIONS


Advisers, please consult these links if you have questions on these topics.

How This Contest Is Organized
How to Submit Entries
How to Join IJEA If You Are Not a Member
Whom to Contact If You Have Questions

 


CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS


Advisers, please consult these links for descriptions of individual categories.

Core Categories (twenty categories)
Print Categories (five categories)
Digital Categories (five categories)
Special Category: Best COVID-19 Coverage (one category)

 


CONTEST SUBMISSION PROCESS


STEP ONE — Complete the Adviser Information Form. You only need to submit this form once, regardless of how many categories your students compete in:
Adviser Information Form
STEP TWO — Submit your students’ work using the online entry forms located below. Enter any of the categories listed below for which your students are eligible. Click the links for entry forms.

 


ENTRY FORMS | CORE CATEGORIES


These categories are open to entries from all media, both print and digital.

NEWS
Best News Story
Best In-Depth News Story

FEATURES
Best Feature Story
• Best Personality Profile

SPORTS
• Best Sports News Story
• Best Sports Feature Story
• Best Sports Commentary

OPINION
• Best Staff Editorial
• Best Serious Commentary
• Best Humorous Commentary
• Best Review

PHOTOS
• Best News or Feature Photo
• Best Sports Photo

ART & GRAPHICS
• Best Editorial Cartoon
• Best Illustration
• Best Infographic

MISCELLANEOUS
• Best Alternative Storytelling
• Best Use of Social Media
• Best Headline
• Best Advertisement

 


ENTRY FORMS | PRINT CATEGORIES


These categories are open to entries from print-only publications and print versions of hybrid publications.

• Best Single-Page Story Package
• Best Centerspread Story Package
• Best Photo Story
• Best Front-Page Design
• Best Overall Design

 


ENTRY FORMS | DIGITAL CATEGORIES


These categories are open to entries from digital-only publications and online versions of hybrid publications.

• Best Multimedia Story Package
• Best Video Story
• Best Audio Podcast
• Best Photo Gallery or Photo Slideshow
• Best Website

 


ENTRY FORM | SPECIAL CATEGORY


This category is open to entries from all media, both print and digital.

Best COVID-19 Coverage (any coverage related to the coronavirus and its impact on your school)

 


 

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