Categories

Categories in the annual Best of The South:

Individual

  1. Best News Writer. Judged on the submission of up to three news stories, of a spot or in-depth nature.
  2. Best Feature Writer. Judged on the submission of up to three feature stories, which can be profiles or analyses.
  3. Best Arts and Entertainment Writer. Judged on the submission of up to three stories covering arts and entertainment topics, including reviews and arts columns.
  4. Best Opinion-Editorial Writer. Judged on the submission of up to three op-ed items that have appeared in a newspaper’s op-ed section.
  5. Best Sports Writer. Judged on the submission of up to three sports articles in any combination of game stories, sports news stories, sports features and columns that have appeared on a sports page.
  6. Best Special Event Reporter/Editor. Judged on the submission of up to three news or features stories covering a single issue or event unique to a specific campus.
  7. Best Press Photographer. Judged on the submission of up to three published photographs of a news, sports or feature nature.
  8. Best News Graphic Designer. Judged on the submission of up to three pieces of computer-generated artwork of a news or feature nature.
  9. Best News-Editorial Artist/Illustrator. Judged on the submission of up to three pieces of non-computer-generated artwork of a news or editorial nature.
  10. Best Newspaper Page Layout Designer. Judged on the submission of up to three newspaper pages of a news, feature, sports or editorial nature.
  11. Best Magazine Page Layout Designer. Judged on the submission of up to three magazine article layouts.
  12. Best Magazine Writer. Judged on the submission of up to three articles of a news, feature, sports or editorial nature that have appeared in a magazine.
  13. Best Television Hard News Reporter. Judged on the submission of up to three television news packages that showcase a student’s abilities to report on “Top of the Newscast” stories.
  14. Best Radio Hard News Reporter. Judged on the submission of up to three radio news reports that showcase a student’s abilities to report on “Top of the Newscast” stories on radio.
  15. Best Television News Feature Reporter. Judged on the submission of up to three television news packages that showcase a student’s abilities to report on lighter, rather than hard news, stories.
  16. Best Radio News Feature Reporter. Judged on the submission of up to three radio news reports that showcase a student’s abilities to report on lighter, rather than hard news, stories.
  17. Best Radio Journalist. Judged on the submission of up to three individual radio news or sports stories.
  18. Best Television Journalist. Judged on the submission of up to three individual TV news or sports stories (not whole newscasts).
  19. Best Print Advertising Staff Member. Judged on the submission of up to three print advertisements that have been designed by a student staff member.
  20. Best Journalism Research Paper. Judged on the submission of a term paper of no more than 25 pages, including notes and bibliography.
  21. Best Broadcast Advertising Staff Member. Judged on the submission of up to three advertisements for radio or television.
  22. College Journalist of the Year. Judged on the submission of a resume, two letters of recommendation (only one of which is from a teacher or adviser), three work samples, and a personal essay of at least 500 words addressing commitment and responsibility in journalism.
  23. Best Multimedia Journalist. Judged on the submission of no more than three formats used by a student journalist to cover a single story.

School Awards

  1. Best Public Service Journalism. Judged on one project intended to help solve or recognize a community or campus problem with a statement describing the project and its results and up to three supporting items that could include articles, editorials, photos or letters of recommendation.
  2. Best College Audio News Program. Judged on an audio newscast of a regularly produced student program (including radio programs, Internet programs and regular podcasts) that aired anytime between Nov. 15, 2016 and Nov. 14, 2017, and a newscast that was aired on or around October 1, 2017.
  3. Best College Video News Program. Judged on one video newscast that was broadcast or streamed over the Internet any day between Nov. 15, 2016 and Nov. 14, 2017, and one newscast that was aired on or around October 1, 2017
  4. Best College Magazine. Judged on the submission of one or two student magazines published between Nov. 15, 2016 and Nov. 14, 2017.
  5. Best College Newspaper. Judged on the submission of a complete edition of a campus-based student newspaper published any day between Nov. 15, 2016 and Nov. 14, 2017, and a complete edition published on or nearest October 1, 2017.
  6. Best College Website. Judged on the submission of a URL of a student-produced news-based website.
  7. Best College Radio Station. Judged on the submission of one student-produced radio newscast aired between Nov. 15, 2016 and Nov. 14, 2017, and one newscast that was aired on or around October 1, 2017.
  8. Best College TVStation. Judged on the submission of one newscast that aired any day between Nov. 15, 2016 and Nov. 14, 2017, and one newscast that was aired on October 1, 2017.

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