15f. Writing: Periodical Staff Writing

Awards will be given for excellence in staff-written articles for magazines and periodicals. Writing may be externally or internally focused but must appear in a single periodical that is published at least twice a year. Stories may be written by one or more writers. Staff members may be full-time or part-time, but they must be on the payroll and their names appear on the masthead of the magazine or periodical. Periodicals with only one paid staff member are encouraged to enter. Work of contributing editors/writers who are paid per piece is not eligible. Also, articles reprinted from other sources are not eligible. Judges will review three individual articles that are representative of the scope and variety of the staff writing in your periodical.  

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Entry Questions

Entry Instructions

Judging Criteria

Entry Questions
  • Title of entry.
  • Provide a concise summary of your entry. If your entry is selected for an award, your summary will be used in award-related materials. Please limit response to 250 words.
  • Briefly describe your institution/organization (type, enrollment FTE, mission).
  • List the names, titles and roles of primary staff contributors and note their significant contributions.
  • List your target audience(s) and how you addressed their needs, if applicable.
  • If outside vendors/consultants were used, please explain what role they played.
  • Why do you think your entry is distinctive? Entrants can emphasize budget, staff, challenges addressed, goals met, meeting the mission, serving the target audience or anything else that makes your entry worthy of an award. Please limit response to 500 words.
  • Describe your goals/objectives and how they were measured/met. If this is a recently launched program, describe your plans to evaluate it.
  • On the next screen, attach PDFs of three staff-written articles from a single institutional periodical published in the last year. Include here a title, author, and brief description for each.
  • Feel free to provide any additional information that clarifies the purpose and/or outcome of this work (including any comments about attachments).
  • So that we may recognize our winners through social media, please provide your institution's preferred @handle and/or #hashtag. (For example: @CASEAdvance #CASECOE).

Entry Instructions

Three individual articles from the same periodical constitute a single entry. All stories must have been published in print or online between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018.

  1. Submit your entry with attachments through our online entry process.
  2. Your entry form and supporting documents must be submitted online no later than March 1, 2019.

Judging Criteria

Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medal awards may be given for excellence in staff-written articles for magazines and periodicals.

The judges will look for:

  • superior writing style, organization, and careful editing
  • creative story ideas and development
  • an understanding of your institution's mission and the ability to communicate that mission through imaginative writing