Long Island Press High School Journalism and Awards Program: Overview and Submissions Deadline
The objectives of the Long Island Press High School Journalism and Awards Program are simple: Help students develop and hone their journalistic skills and realize unknown journalistic capabilities. Provide invaluable resources and insights to young minds eager to pursue a career in journalism. Instill pride, confidence and a sense of mission among participants. Mold potential journalists and artists into future community leaders.
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN
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We believe the knowledge and skills acquired from the program will inspire and support students in their efforts to secure internships, scholarships, apprenticeships and, eventually, jobs in journalism or publishing.
A representative from the Long Island Press has been visiting high school classrooms throughout the academic year and explaining the process behind the production of a newspaper and its online content. Our representative has also been conducting a thorough review of stories written by students prior to the visitation and distributing the Long Island Press High School Journalism Program Resource Guide. The guide features valuable tips and techniques from the Long Island Press’ editorial and production staff and includes other useful information to help students hone their craft and skills.
The very best journalism produced by students throughout Long Island is honored at the annual awards gala at Hofstra University each May, where individual students, teachers and schools will be recognized for their work. Students should be sure to take note of stories they’ve worked on throughout the year to enter in the awards program. Planning ahead will make the crunch time easier as the deadline to submit approaches.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE & GUIDELINES
This year’s awards submissions are due no later than May 1, 2014 at the Long Island Press offices and must have been published—either online or in the school’s newspaper—between May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.
Submissions should include a tear sheet or print out (in the case of online submissions) of each entry attached to a completed copy of the official “2014 Awards Application”
Drop off or mail to:
LONG ISLAND PRESS
RE: 2014 HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM PROGRAM
990 STEWART AVE., SUITE 450
GARDEN CITY, NY 11530
Special categories and their additional requirements include the following:
Video Awards entries may be submitted either on a disc or by including the URL address to those uploaded to YouTube.
Print entrants for the Newspaper of the Year category should send one full edition for review and consideration.
Online entrants should include the URL of their homepage. Judges will factor overall design, art and editorial excellence. How the outlet and staff fared collectively throughout the competition will also be weighed and included
in the judges’ final decision.
Student Journalist of the Year submissions should include three examples of the entrant’s best work. The student’s performance throughout the competition may be factored in the judges’ final decision.
Story of the Year will be judged on mastery of writing, comprehension of subject matter or issue and the story’s overall impact. A letter of explanation is welcome, but not required.
Advisor of the Year nominations should include a brief biography of the instructor and summary regarding her/his involvement with the school’s newspaper/website/staff. Any letter or letters of recommendation from the student staff will also be considered, but not required. How the advisor’s newspaper and staff fared throughout the competition will also be weighed by judges in rendering their final decision.
READ THE 2013 LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM AWARDS SPECIAL EDITION
Take a look at the 2012 winners below.