Rhode Island Press Association







2016 Editorial Contest

 
 

The Rhode Island Press Association's 2019 Editorial Contest

have created two separate categories for investigative/analytical news story and single-Welcome to the 2015 Editorial Contest.

Welcome to this year's contest, which includes 43 categories, covering everything from a short news story or single photograph to in-depth, comprehensive news coverage that takes took months of time and effort to produce.

CATEGORIES are listed in the FAQ section of the site.

You have until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2020 to enter your material, but we encourage submitting entries early – in case you have questions about the online system.

We encourage all members to nominate individual journalists from their news organizations for special awards in these categories:

 

The PDFs you upload for entries will be used to create the slide show for the banquet.

Payment may be made only by check or money order, payable to the Rhode Island Press Association. The worksheet outlining the news organization and the number of entries in each category MUST accompany payment.

Payment must be received no later than March 3, 2020.

Lastly, we encourage our smaller news organizations
to highlight their work in two Community Newspaper of the Year categories.

General Rules

  1. Competition is open only to member organizations of the Rhode Island Press Association in good standing. Employees and regular contributors of member publications are considered staff for the purposes of this contest. Individual entries will not be accepted. Associate members who have created material for a member organization, however, may appeal to that member organization to submit that material on their behalf as part of its overall entries in the contest.
  2. Material submitted must have been published between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2019, either in print or online, EXCEPT in portfolio entries as specified.
  3. Publications may enter up to three items per category, unless otherwise indicated in the category descriptions. Each writer, photographer or designer is limited to one entry per category, EXCEPT in photo categories (see rules below).
  4. Each entry may be entered in one category only.
  5. In each category, each publication may enter only one multiple-bylined story, which will be awarded to the organization and not the individual members of that organization who contributed to the entry.
  6. All writing entries will be submitted in PDF format, no larger than 50 MB. Photo entries m,ay be submitted in jpeg  or PDF format. Enter online at: https://awards.ripressassociation.org
  7. In a few specified categories, print publications will be mailed.  NOTE: You must use the online entry platform even for mailed entries -- just do not upload any files. , Any mailed  entries should be sent to: RIPA 2018 Editorial Awards, c/o Michael McDermott, The Providence Journal, 75 Fountain St., Providence RI 02902.
  8. All publications are judged by an out-of-state press association. Judges will be directed to award first, second and third place in each category, although they will have discretion to limit the number of finalists if they judge the quality of the category to be weak.
  9. In categories that receive a total of either three (3) or four (4) entries, judges will be directed to award only a first-place winner. Categories that do not draw at least three (3) entries will not be judged.
  10. In categories with more than (15) entries, judges will be allowed, at their discretion, to award one honorable mention if the quality of the entries merit it. In categories that receive less than fifteen (15) entries, judges will be directed not to award an honorable mention.

PHOTO ENTRY RULES

    1. Each photographer is limited to no more than one (1) entries per category.
    2. Publications may only submit up to three entries in each photo category.
    3. Eligible entrants must be full- or part-time employees, or regular contributors of member publications.
    4. Entries must be work created specifically for the member news organization.

 

CONTEST FEES

The fee is $20 for the first entry from each publication (i.e., individual newspaper flag) and $10 for each subsequent entry.

 

Payment may be made online, using a credit card, upon completion of your entries. Payment may also be made
 
by mailing a check to: RIPA 2016 Editorial Awards, c/o Mike McDermott, The Providence Journal news depart-
ment; 75 Fountain St., Providence, RI, 02902. If you are paying by check, write the entry confirmation number in
 
the memo space.
Payment may be made online, using a credit card, upon completion of your entries. Payment may also be made
 
by mailing a check to: RIPA 2016 Editorial Awards, c/o Mike McDermott, The Providence Journal news depart-
ment; 75 Fountain St., Providence, RI, 02902. If you are paying by check, write the entry confirmation number in
 
the memo space.
      Entry fees may be made online, using a credit card, upon completion of your entries. Payment may also be made by mailing a check to: RIPA 2018 Editorial Awards, c/o Michael McDermott, The Providence Journal news department, 75 Fountain St., Providence, RI 02902. If paying by check, write the entry confirmation number in the memo space. If paying for multiple entries with one check, please include a note listing all award confirmation numbers that the check covers.