Writing: Column or Opinion Piece
Entries should be a single article of any length with a focus on opinion or commentary, such as a president or vice chancellor's column, editor's note, or op-ed. The entry may have been published in print or online, and in an institutional publication, or via a media outlet or other publication. Brief sidebars may be included, but do not submit multiple stories or series.
Note: As a writing category, judges will not consider design or presentation in their evaluation of entries, but will consider how information is organized.
Do not enter:
COVID-related articles. Enter those in Writing: COVID-related.
Judges will score nominations from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) in these five areas:
Overall concept and creativity
Research and reporting
Organization, writing, and editing
Understanding of target audience(s)
Use of resources (budget, people, and time) and return on investment
Judges may also consider:
Quality and clarity of nomination and supporting materials
Special circumstances/overcoming adversity