2018 Newsies! Submission Guidelines

We are now accepting submissions for the 8th Annual New York City high school newspaper awards – The Newsies! The competition – which is free of charge – is open to all NYC public high schools.

The Guidelines

  1. Entries must be submitted by Fri. Sept. 21, 2018.
    BONUS: Entries that are received by June 30, 2018, will receive feedback from a media professional.
  2. We use an online-based submissions system this year. Entries will only be accepted electronically through this website. Entries must be submitted as PDFs of the published page or as links to the online articles. Submitting web links to the articles or photos is strongly encouraged. We do not accept ISSUU links or InDesign (.indt) files. You may submit either an individual PDF of the published page or the PDF of the entire newspaper.
  3. There is no entry fee. Free!
  4. Only one entry is permitted per category for each school. If the article is a collaboration, more than one student’s name can be submitted. There is no limit on the number of times an individual student may be nominated in different categories. All entries must have been published in a school newspaper or website between Sept. 2017-Sept. 2018.
  5. Please note that by submitting entries to this contest, your school is agreeing to send representatives to the 2018 High School Journalism Conference on Fri. Nov. 9. AND students are giving permission for their work to be published online and/or in print through Baruch College and with Baruch partners in relationship to The Newsies!
  6. Awards – Awards will be announced at the 15th Annual High School Journalism Conference at Baruch College on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
  7. Questions? Contact: Geanne Belton (geanne.belton@baruch.cuny.edu, cell: 914-522-7882),  Glenda Hydler  (Glenda.Hyder@baruch.cuny.edu, (646-312-3974) or Katina Paron (katina.paron@baruch.cuny.edu, 718-755-6225).
  8. Acknowledgments – This contest is being hosted by the NYC High School Journalism Collaborative at Baruch College. We have received generous support from Baruch College and others. Our partners include CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and New York City Scholastic Press Association.

Below are the categories for which we are accepting submissions. Note: submissions that use social media-assisted reporting or rely on data are to be submitted within the subject categories below.

  • School News: Coverage of a school-specific issue with original reporting, including interviews with local sources
  • Community News: Coverage of a local issue with original reporting, including interviews with local sources
  • National/World News with a Local lens: Best of your localized coverage, bringing outside stories home to your school through original reporting, including interviews with local sources
  • Features: Soft news and more in-depth articles that fall outside of standard school/community/world news and contain multiple sources obtained through students’ reporting
  • Entertainment/Arts: Reviews, preview stories, personality profiles and stories on trends
  • Illustration/Comics/Political Cartoon: Showcase your best student artist here
  • Opinion/Editorial Writing: Persuasive commentary
  • Sports: Original reporting of school or local sports teams and events
  • Photojournalism: A photo that, with its caption, tells its own story or significantly enhances an accompanying news or feature story
  • Multimedia Storytelling/Broadcast: Includes any video, audio slide shows, interactive graphics, podcasts, etc.
  • Best Overall (print, online and new): To streamline categories, we combined Best Print, Best Online and Best New Newspaper into one category. Submit your best edition since September 2017. Category will be judged based on content and design. For print, submit one issue. New newspapers (<2 years old), even if they are out-competed by more established student newspapers, will be considered for a Special Recognition award.

Keep in mind that judging will be based on originality in writing and quality/clarity of sourcing. Any fabrication or plagiarism will disqualify an entry. Photo/art submitted with an entry must comply with copyright laws.

Click these links to see winners from 201720162015,  2014201320122011 and 2010.

One Response to 2018 Newsies! Submission Guidelines

  1. Sounds interesting. I’ll work on my submission.

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