Illinois JEA

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Best COVID-19 Coverage
A piece of journalism that provides timely information about anything related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the school community.
This 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.

Eligibility Cut-Off: Because this is a special category about a situation that is still unfolding, the eligibility cut-off time and date for anything submitted in this category is 11:59 p.m. March 30, 2020. In other words, anything in this category that is published up until 11:59 p.m. March 30 will be accepted for judging. HOWEVER, all other contest categories must adhere to the original March 15 eligibility deadline out of fairness to those publications that submitted entries prior to our deadline extensions.

Number of Entries: Total number of entries in this special category is limited to two per school.

Duplicate Submissions: If you have already submitted or plan to submit a coronavirus-related item in another category (e.g., Best News Story), you may also submit that item in this special category. Winners in the Best COVID-19 Coverage category will not count for points in the Best Overall Publication competition. This is a one-time category that is meant to highlight outstanding student work covering an extraordinary event under extraordinary circumstances.



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