2011-2012 contest categories, rules set

Students and advisers should begin clipping those contest entries for the 2011-2012 ICCJA editorial contest.

To be eligible, entrants must be paid up members by Feb. 17 or have submitted a complete dues form and made provisions for the dues to be sent by their college.

If student newspapers have questions about their membership, they can contact ICCJA Executive Director John M. Ryan at 217-581-7939 or at jmryan@eiu.edu.

All entries must have been published between March 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 17 to be judged in this year’s contest.

This year’s contest will again have three divisions.Weekly and biweekly newspapers will compete in Division I, while monthlies and tri-weeklies at schools with an enrollment of 5,001 or more will compete in Division II, monthlies and tri-monthlies at schools with enrollments at 5,000 or less will make up Division III.

Categories for the contest are: Submit two entries in these categories:

— News n Features

— Editorials

–Opinion

–Arts

–Sports News

–Sports Features

–Sports opinion

–Sports photo

–Single Photo

–Photo Spread

–Layout (submit any three complete issues for this category)

–Freehand Cartoons

–Computer Graphics

–Advertising design

–Overall Excellence: Submit one copy of the three best issues.

Awards will be given for first, second, third and honorable mention.

An open category all schools may enter this year is best Web page. Include Web address on the entry form.

You can use the attached contest entry form below. Just photo copy it and attach to the back of your entry. Send your entries to: John M. Ryan Student Publications Eastern Illinois University 600 Lincoln Ave. Charleston, IL 61920

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