The International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, AEJMC, announces its student contest in multimedia news story writing for the year 2013-2014. The contest is open to all undergraduate students.
Entries must be nonfiction, journalistic stories with multimedia support on a topic related to an international issue. The news story should have an international angle on a local story or it may be an international story with a local angle. It should be a written story submitted as a class assignment and/or published on the university Web site or on a news media Web site (stories published between April 6, 2013 and April 5, 2014 will be considered).
Stories will be judged based on criteria such as originality, news values, relevance of the story idea, journalistic merit and multimedia support. The story as well as the multimedia support should have been authored/executed by the same student.
- Students may enter one news story with multimedia support.
- All elements of the multimedia news story (defined as a journalistic, written, online story supported by multimedia elements such as Flash, photography, audio and/or video) should be authored/executed by the same student.
- The completed entry form (one per entry) must be signed by a faculty member attesting to the originality of the multimedia news story and the accuracy of the information provided. The faculty member will have to attest that the story is posted or had earlier been posted on a Web site and provide the correct URL.
- Submit a printed copy of the story and mention the correct URL or send a disk with the multimedia elements and send this along with the completed entry form via regular mail.
Cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 will be given to the top three entries. In addition, the winners will receive certificates.
Entry Form and Deadline
Please fill out the entry form and submit it by April 6, 2014 to:
CD-Student Multimedia News Story Contest
Dr. Sandy Rao
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 102, Old Main
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666
Tel: 512-245-2656/3790, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org