— Contest entries must have been published from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.— One category for all newspapers.— Maximum of up to three entries per newspaper. Each entry includes three articles.
This award is in the memory of John D. Donoghue, longtime arts reviewer for The Burlington Free Press. This contest is designed to encourage and reward arts criticism that enhances the understanding and appreciation of the arts in Vermont.
Entries consist of three articles by each reviewer. An entry consists of either three reviews, or two reviews and one analysis. Entries must deal with the performing arts, film or visual arts, whether created and performed by amateurs or professionals, or literary criticism. Entries must be bylined stories by a staff writer or a regular contributor. Syndicated material will not be considered.
Stories will be judged on quality of writing, comprehension of topic, and the degree to which the review increase readers’ understanding of an appreciation for arts.
FULL RULES: https://www.vtpress.org/vpa/about/awards
Each article/column/editorial within the entry should be a single PDF; the PDF can be the page(s) that the story appeared on in the print edition, or a print view of how the story appeared on your website.