The Associated Press Media Editors Association is offering a new contest for college students: The (New) Innovator of the Year Award.
The award recognizes innovation by university students in print, online, management, structure or other area that demonstrates a bold, creative effort to improve a news or information product and increase audience. Demonstrable success is not essential but could improve the entry’s standing.
Eligibility: The competition is open to any APME affiliate member who is either an enrolled student or faculty member.
Submissions: A total of 20 files can be uploaded with each entry. This can include a combination of documents, published pages and multimedia files, if applicable.
Online innovation: The entrant is responsible for making the site available to judges through a Web link. URL should be submitted with the application.
Print innovation: Submit electronic files of published tear sheets.
Online and print: Combinations are welcome, and should be submitted according to rules for both.
Management, structure or other: Explain thoroughly the innovation and how it improved or increased efficiency, effectiveness, coordination and audience or enhanced the newspaper’s competitiveness or ability to improve content. Provide examples of resulting content as appropriate.
Judging: A panel of APME board members will judge all entries and select three finalists. The finalists will be presented to attendees of the APME annual conference in Nashville, Sept. 19-21, and a vote of attendees will determine the winner. A representative of each finalist will be asked to present his or her newspaper’s entry at the conference. Attendance is not required to win.
To enter, go to https://www.omnicontests4.com/?comp_id=330