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2017 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM CONTEST


The purpose of this contest is to encourage high-quality publications and content by NSPS affiliates. The contest is judged by a committee established by the Chair of the NSPS Board of Directors, and it is open to newsletters, magazines, and content in either published between January and December of the previous year. The affiliate’s executive director, publication’s editor, or their designee may submit entries for consideration. The  following criteria apply for submissions to the 2017 contest:

  • Entries must have been published between January and December 2016. 

  • One entry per state per category.

  • For each entry, at least six (6) copies must be provided for judging.

  • An entry form and a cover letter must accompany each entry.

  • The cover letter shall specify the category to which the entry is being submitted, and provide a brief statement about the entry’s audience.

  • Submission deadline:March 31, 2017 - Entry Form 

 

Entry Categories

  • Affiliate Newsletter
  • Affiliate Magazine
  • Original Feature Article—published in either a newsletter or a magazine.
  • Editorial—published in either a newsletter or a magazine.

 

Criteria for Judging the Entries

  • Affiliate newsletters and magazines will be judged on the focus and quality of their content, readability, overall publication design and page layout.

  • Original Feature articles will be judged on the substance of the story, relevance of the story, photography/design in telling the story, readability, composition, and clarity.

  • Editorial entries will be judged on how well the position taken is stated, composition, and clarity.

  • Entries will be judged by the Excellence in Journalism Judging Committee comprising four members drawn from the NSPS Board of Directors and a Chair with a publications background.

  • The Committee may decide not to make an award if less than five publications are submitted in any contest year. The decisions of the judges are final.

 

 

 

NSPS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Competition, and expresses its appreciation for all who participated.  NSPS also wishes to thank the judges for their dedicated efforts.

 

Best State Society Magazine

The Cornerpost Volume 46, No. 3, Fall 2015

http://www.vsls.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Cornerpost_Fall2015.pdf

David A. Mann LS, Editor 

Vermont Society of Land Surveyors

 

Best Newsletter

Pennsylvania Surveyor (paper and online), Summer 2015      http://www.psls.org/Resources/Documents/newsletters/PA_Surveyor_Summer.pdf

Donald E. Rife PLS, Editor

Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors

           

Best Editorial

A Good Pair of Boots by Bob Plubs (aka Plumb Bob)

The TBM, July 2015 Volume 17, No. 7, Page 3

New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association

 

Best Original Feature Article

Honoring the Survey of the Michigan Meridian by Joseph Fenicle

Michigan Surveyor, Spring/Summer 2015  

Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors

 

 

 

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