Front Page Awards Application 2014

The Front Page Awards 2014 | Application

Entries must be received no later than September 5, 2014.
Entries must have been published or broadcast between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.

UPDATE: To better improve the application process, we have made some new submission options available for each category.


Awards will be presented at a black tie gala on November 13, 2014. Buy Gala Tickets Now
Tickets and tables can be reserved by contacting newswomensclub@verizon.net.


Rules
  • Entrants must be newswomen who are staff or freelance and based in the New York metropolitan area.
  • If a contest submission contains multiple bylines that include the entrant and the names of male colleagues, a letter from the supervising editor of the piece must accompany the entry. The letter must state why, specifically, the newswomen on the project played a more significant role in the research, writing and execution of the work being submitted.
  • An entry may NOT be submitted in more than one category except when entered separately by different talents on the creation team. For example, in the online category, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the online Multimedia News Package awards. The same entry may also be entered by the videographer on the team for one of the Digital Video awards.
  • Once an entry has been submitted, the accompanying entry form may not be revised at the request of entrants or entrants’ representatives except to correct any misspelling.
  • Any corrections or legal challenges to an entry must be included as part of the submission. In the case of a correction or legal issue, the assigning editor must include a letter explaining the context.
  • Online entries must have been created for use in electronic form; material written for print publication and reused on the Internet is NOT eligible.
  • All submissions must be entered as published, with no alterations of the original work.
  • An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be reclassified by the judges.
  • Judges will consider planning and general organization of an entry, initiative in obtaining the story, news writing, readability and impact. They will also consider originality, creativity, content organization, clarity of message and appropriateness to audience.
  • Each entry requires a separate entry fee of $100. Fees may be paid using the form below. Fees must be paid at the time of submission. Entries without entry fees will not be considered. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • The Newswomen’s Club reserves the right to decline an award in any category at the judges’ recommendation.
  • Winning entries may be posted on the Newswomen’s Club website and may be included in Club publications regarding the Front Page Awards.
  • Winners will be honored at the annual Front Page Awards Gala at the Down Town Association on November 13, 2014. Individual tickets and tables can be reserved by contacting newswomensclub@verizon.net.

Categories

ONLINE (These entries must have appeared exclusively online)

1. Spot News
Deadline reporting of a single event. Entries must have been published the day of the event. Entries must be a single article, but may include sidebars.
Submit
2. In-Depth Reporting
In-depth coverage of an important topic that had or could have significant impact. Entries may be a single article or a series of no more than FIVE (5) articles on a single subject and may include sidebars.
Submit
3. Feature
Trend, profile, human-interest or other subject area that is not breaking news. Entries may be a single article and may include sidebars.
Submit
4. Digital Video
Visual and audio coverage of a news event or feature created specifically for the Internet.
Submit
5. Multimedia News Package
A cohesive package of words, photographs, graphics, audio and/or video that enhances understanding of a single subject in an Internet-only publication or in the Internet version of a traditional news outlet. A URL may be submitted for this category only.
Entrants must be certain the link is NOT password protected or otherwise inaccessible.
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6. Blogs
Entries must be original, focused on a single subject, and limited to a maximum of FIVE (5) posts.
Submit

WIRES

7. Spot News
Deadline reporting of a single event in a single day. Entries must be a single article, but may include sidebars.
Submit
8. In-Depth Reporting
Entries should demonstrate the entrant’s ability to provide treatment of an issue that has not received prior coverage or would not have been told without the reporter’s diligence in uncovering or reporting the subject.
Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles showing the development of the story. The entries must have been published within the contest year.
Submit
9. Beat Reporting
Coverage by a single reporter or a team of reporters of a particular subject. Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles.
Submit
10. Feature
Trend, profile, human-interest or other subject area that is not breaking news. Entries may be a single article and may include sidebars.
Submit

NEWSPAPERS

11. Spot News
Deadline reporting of a single event. Entries must have been published no later than the day after the event. Entries must be a single article, but may include sidebars.
Submit
12. In-Depth Reporting
Submissions should demonstrate entrant’s ability to provide treatment of an issue that has not received prior coverage or would not have been told without the reporter’s diligence in uncovering or reporting the subject. Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles representing the development of the story. The entries must have been published within the contest year.
Submit
13. Beat Reporting
Coverage by a single reporter or up to a team of three reporters of a particular subject covered during the contest year. Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles.
Submit
14. Feature
Trend, profile, human-interest or a subject area that is not breaking news. Entries may be a single article and may include sidebars.
Submit
15. The Nellie Bly Award – Best Bylined Front Page Story
Entries must have appeared in at least one hard copy issue of the newspaper. This entry must be a single article.
Submit


PHOTOGRAPHY

16. Best Front Page Photo
The photo must capture a single event and be published the day of the event, or the day after. The photo must carry an individual credit or be accompanied by an editor’s letter specifying credit.
Submit
17. Breaking News
Photo of a breaking news story, accurately capturing the event and displaying visual impact. Entries are limited to a single photo.
Submit
18. Feature
Photo exhibiting human interest, profile, or related to a subject that is not a breaking news story.
Submit
19. Photo Essay
A series of published photographs on a single subject.
Submit
20. Sports
Photo capturing the spirit of a single sports moment, either in professional or amateur athletics.
Submit

RADIO (Radio entries must be identical to the broadcast version)

21. Breaking News (news, sports)
On-the-scene coverage of a single event aired the same day.
Submit
22. Feature
Trend stories, profiles, humor, human-interest stories or any other type of feature. Entries should be a single broadcast or no more than a 3-part series on a single topic.
Submit
23. In-Depth Reporting
Submission should demonstrate an entrant’s ability to provide treatment of an issue that has not received prior coverage or would not have been told without the reporter’s diligence in uncovering or reporting the subject. Submit a maximum of FIVE (5) articles representing the development of the story. The entries must have been aired within the contest year.
Submit


TELEVISION

24. Breaking News
On-the-scene spot coverage of a single event broadcast the same day. Narratives or voice-overs are allowed only if they were part of the original broadcast.
Submit
25. Special Programming (public affairs or editorial)
Entry may be a single report or editorial, or may be a series of up to THREE (3) reports on the same subject. Narratives or voice-overs are allowed only if they were part of the original broadcast.
Submit
26. Special Reporting Series (Investigative or Enterprise Reporting)
Submit coverage of a single subject reported in TWO (2) or more parts. Narratives or voice-overs are allowed only if they were part of the original broadcast.
Submit
27. Feature
Trend stories, profiles, humor, human-interest stories or any other subject that is not a breaking news story.
Submit
28. Interview
An interview with a significant personality in politics, entertainment, sports or other area.
Submit
29. Documentary
Including but not limited to an event, era, life story that contains no fictional elements. Entries must be limited to a single piece.
Submit


MAGAZINES

30. News
Coverage of a news event, published in the issue immediately following the event.
Submit
31. Features
Trend, profile, human-interest or any other type of feature that is not a breaking news story. Entries may be a single article or a series of up to FIVE (5) articles, including sidebars.
Submit
32. In-Depth Reporting
Story should demonstrate entrant’s ability to provide treatment of an issue that has an impact on the publication’s readership but that has not received prior coverage or would not have been told without the reporter’s diligence in uncovering or reporting of the subject. Submit a maximum of THREE (3) articles representing the development of the story. The dates for each article must fall within the contest calendar year.
Submit
33. Interview
An interview with a significant personality in politics, entertainment, sports or other area.
Submit
34. Essay
A short literary composition, generally on a single subject, reflecting the author’s opinion. Entries must be limited to a single article.
Submit


SPECIALIZED REPORTING (Open to Newspapers, Online, Wires, Radio, TV and Magazines)

35. Fashion
Coverage of an event, feature, profile or business story related to the fashion industry. Entries may be a single article or up to three related articles, and may include sidebars.
Submit
36. Sports
Coverage of an event, feature, profile or business story related to organized sports. Entries may be a single article or up to three related articles, and may include sidebars.
Submit
37. Opinion/Criticism
Regular column, guest Op-Ed or review on any topic. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) articles.
Submit
38. Editorial Writing
Editorials without bylines must be accompanied by a letter from the editor attesting to the entrant’s work. Entries are limited to THREE (3) articles.
Submit
39. Science
Breaking news, feature, analysis or investigation about scientific discovery, application or situation. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related articles and may include sidebars.
Submit
40. Medicine/Health/Fitness
Breaking news, feature, analysis or investigation about medical advances, health, or fitness. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related articles, and may include sidebars.
Submit
41. Business
Coverage of an event, feature or profile related to the business community. Entries may be a single article or up to THREE (3) related articles, and may include sidebars.
Submit
42. Editorial Cartoons
Entries must reflect a unique take on the news. ONE (1) cartoon per entry.
Submit
43. Martha Coman Award for Best New Journalist (Open to all categories)
Best journalistic effort by a newswoman with three years or less professional experience. This award is for newcomers to the profession, NOT newcomers to the New York metropolitan area.
A letter from a supervisor attesting to the entrant’s tenure must be submitted with each entry. Up to THREE published pieces by the entrant will be judged.
Martha Coman was one of the first women reporters for the New York Herald and a founding member of The New York Newspaper Women’s Club, which became the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She was the Club’s first president.
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44. Marie Colvin Award for Foreign Correspondence (Open to all categories)
Best coverage of an event or ongoing story outside the United States by a New York City-based newswoman. This award memorializes the work of Marie Colvin, who was killed in a rocket attack on February 22, 2012 while covering the siege of Homs in Syria for The Sunday Times.
Submit


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