Hearst Journalism Awards — Multimedia Competition

The Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Competition has four categories: Multimedia I: Features, Multimedia II: News, Multimedia III: Enterprise Reporting and Multimedia IV: Team Reporting — News. The official calendar can be found on the Hearst Journalism Awards Program website.

For more information about the Multimedia Competition, contact Professor Patrick Davison at (919) 962-4073 or by email.

Check out the MJ-school's Hearst Journalism Awards page for more information about the awards and to see previous winners.

 

Multimedia I: Features

DEADLINE: Tuesday, Nov. 21 

The first competition for the 2017-18 Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Competition will be features. Multimedia entrants must be undergraduate journalism majors (or recent journalism graduates) in an ACEJMC-accredited journalism program.

Entries must consist of a narrative feature story (as opposed to a personality profile) for an online audience using linear multimedia techniques, with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling, the quality of journalism and creative use of the medium. Entries in this category can be largely focused on a single video narrative with other elements. The submitted entry must have been published on the Web between Sept. 1, 2016, and Nov. 27, 2017, inclusively.

Each entry must have been posted on the Web and the entrant must have completed at least three of the following components: writing, photos, audio slideshows, video, animation, interactivity, Flash, graphics or any other data-driven tools. Entrants also could have used social media, including blogging. Entries must be journalism, and may not include dramatization, and are defined as a single piece of journalism executed essentially by one journalist.

Entries should be submitted to Professor Davison by Tuesday, Nov. 21.  One entry per entrant is permitted.

Students who have questions can call Professor Davison at (919) 962-4073 or email him.

 

Multimedia II: News

DEADLINE: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 

The second competition for the 2017-18 Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Competition will be news. Multimedia entrants must be undergraduate journalism majors (or recent journalism graduates) in an ACEJMC-accredited journalism program.

Entries should consist of a hard news or breaking news event produced under deadline pressure. The entry should clearly demonstrate how quickly and accurately the entrant used available multimedia techniques to cover the story, with emphasis on the quality of journalism and creative use of the medium, and demonstrate use of real-time reporting for an online audience. Entrants also could have used social media, including blogging. Entrants must indicate publishing timeline on disclosure form when entering.

The submitted entry must have been published on the Web between Sept. 1, 2016, and Jan. 22, 2018, inclusively. The entrant must have completed at least three substantial components from the following list: writing, photos, audio slideshows, video, animation, interactivity, Flash, graphics or any other data-driven tools. Feature stories and entries that consist primarily of video will be disqualified.

Entries should be submitted to Professor Davison by Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. One project per entrant is permitted.

Students who have questions can call Professor Davison at (919) 962-4073 or email him.

 

Multimedia III: Enterprise Reporting

DEADLINE: Tuesday, Feb, 27, 2018

The third competition for the 2016-17 multimedia competition in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program will be enterprise reporting. Multimedia entrants must be undergraduate journalism majors (or recent journalism graduates) in an ACEJMC-accredited journalism program. Only one project per entrant is permitted.

Entries consist of a multimedia piece for an online audience using visual storytelling techniques, including explanatory and investigative journalism – across any topic. Entries must be journalism, and may not include dramatization, and are defined as a single piece of journalism executed essentially by one journalist. Entries that are primarily video will be disqualified.  

Each entry must have been posted on the Web and the entrant must have completed at least three substantial components from the following list: writing, photos, audio slideshows, video, animation, interactivity, Flash, graphics or any other data-driven tools. Entrants also could have used social media, including blogging.

The entry must have been produced and posted on the Web between September 1, 2016, and March 5, 2018.

Entries should be submitted to Professor Davison by Tuesday, Feb, 27, 2018. One project per entrant is permitted.

Students who have questions can call Professor Davison at (919) 962-4073 or email him.

 

Multimedia IV: Team Reporting

DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The fourth competition for the 2017-18 multimedia competition in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program will be team multimedia storytelling, with a focus on news. Entrants MUST be undergraduate students (with the exception of minor help from graduate students who may have assisted with the project.) A team is defined as 2 people to no more than 15 people. Awards will be divided by the individual undergraduates on the winning teams. Each university may enter a total of two team projects.

Entries consist of team reporting in covering news for an online audience using multimedia techniques, with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling, the quality of journalism and creative use of the medium. Entries must be news; they can be based on but are not limited to public affairs, business, science or sports news. Entries must be journalism, and may not include dramatization. The entry must have been posted on the Web and the entrants must have completed at least three substantial components from the following list: writing, photos, audio slideshows, video, animation, interactivity, Flash, graphics or any other data-driven tools. Entrants also could have used social media, including blogging.

Entrants must indicate publishing timeline on disclosure form when entering.

Entries that consist primarily of a video will be disqualified.

The entry must have been produced and posted on the Web between Sept. 1, 2016, and April 9, 2018.

Entries should be submitted to Professor Davison by Tuesday, April 3, 2018. One project per entrant is permitted.

Students who have questions can call Professor Davison at (919) 962-4073 or email him.