Please make sure your files are correctly named. This is the only way we can tie your students' names and school name to the file. The naming scheme is CategoryNumber_School_StudentName(s) (Ex: N1_EverytownHS_JohnDoeJaneDoe). If you are submitting multiple entries from the same student, they may be numbered (Ex: JohnDoeJaneDoe1, JohnDoeJaneDoe2). Please upload PDFs for all categories except for photo. For photo, upload jpgs.
Winning entries will be awarded certificates of superior, excellent or honorable mention as judged by qualified scholastic journalism persons. New for 2018-2019: Entries receiving a superior rating will be eligible for the Best of the Best award. One overall winner will be selected from each contest group (concept, objective writing, opinion writing, design, photography). Entries should be published between Feb. 1, 2018 and the contest deadline.
Entries are $3 each. Mail payments directly to TAJE. Entries may not be judged if payment or proof of payment request is not received by March 1. Mail checks to:TAJEPO Box 9187Austin, TX 78766
All entries may be published in TAJE materials.
Visit the TAJE website for complete rules.
Objective Writing(Include story & headline)N6. News Story: Straight news story or spot news coverageN7. News-Feature Story: News story with a feature angleN8. Feature Story: Personality profile, human interest story, etc.N9. In-Depth News/Feature Story: story that shows research, multiple sources, localization of a state or national topic, etc. Goes into more depth than a standard news storyN10. In-Depth Package: Multiple story treatments on related topic. Include all stories and headlinesN11. Sports Game Story: Preview or action story focusing on a single gameN12. Sports Feature Story: Human-interest story or personality profile focusing on a person or eventN13. Entertainment Feature: Feature story that covers any form of entertainment
Opinion WritingN14. Staff Editorial: Opinion piece reflecting the viewpoint of the staff or editorial boardN15. Sports Column: Opinion/analysis of a sports topicN16. Personal Column: Opinion piece reflecting the writer’s firsthand experiencesN17. Personal Opinion Column: Opinion piece reflecting the writer’s opinion on a local, state or national topicN18. Entertainment Review: Review of movie, book, play, restaurant, concert, CD, etc.
Photography/Artwork(Include related captions with photos) N19. News Photo: Emphasis on action; focused on event.N20. Feature Photo: Strong emphasis on human interest.N21. Sports Action Photo: Action-centered. Should be carefully cropped.N22. Sports Feature Photo: Human-interest centered; what happens behind the scenes or between plays.N23. Portrait : Informal/environmental or studio portrait.N24. Photo Portfolio: Five photos with captions N25. Editorial Cartoon: Include page with cartoonN26. Original Artwork: Include page with art (can include art accompanying content or comic strips)
Design(Each entry should be one page except double trucks)N27. News Magazine Cover DesignN28. Traditional Newspaper Page One DesignN29. News Page DesignN30. Editorial/Opinion Page Design N31. Feature Page DesignN32. Sports Page DesignN33. Entertainment Page Design N34. Photo Essay PageN35. Double Truck Design