Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting November 1, 2015
Entry Deadline February 10, 2016
Decision Date
Ceremony Date May 21, 2015
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

This category for non-narrative storytelling honors great journalism told in fresh, engaging ways
through the use of digital tools and/or platforms. This is a broad category limited only by the
entrant's imagination and ability. Entries could include data visualizations, maps, info graphics,
games, video, photos and/or interactive multimedia packages.

Notable Winners

2013

NPR

 

2012

The New York Times

Jury

Emphasis will be placed on creative, in-depth presentation of news and/or information. Entries
may include narrative articles as supporting materials, but the entry will be judged on its
effectiveness in telling the story in new ways.

See full list of 2014 judges here: http://www.shawards.org/pdf/Judges.pdf 

Monetary/Material Award Details

$10,000

Eligibility Requirements

Staff member(s) and freelancer(s) whose work was distributed on interactive sites published by online media outlets, newspapers, television and radio stations,
broadcast and cable networks, cable systems, wire services, news syndicates, syndication or
program services and magazines.

Entry Fee Details

$50

Required Material

Work must have originally aired or published during the previous year. Entries are limited
to five items (a day's presentation is counted as one item even if it includes several
pieces). Content must be submitted as it originally appeared. Supplemental material, which does not factor into the five item limit, must be clearly marked.

Nominating or cover letter is required and will ideally outline why the approach was taken, the
challenges faced and the results, if any. Be sure to include the name of the person who should
be notified if the entry is declared a winner or finalist along with their contact information:
daytime phone number, e-mail address and mailing address (not post office box number).

Entry Format

The form will ask for publication or distribution dates; instead of providing each date simply enter the first and last dates the entry appeared. Submitted text should be in PDF form, rich text files (.rtf) or simple text (.txt). No Word documents (.doc or docx) files or Open Document (.odt) files. If you are submitting the entry as one PDF, be sure the nominating or cover letter appear first. If the entry is large and presenting it as one PDF makes understanding its context difficult, enter multiple PDFs. Publication dates must be visible on PDFs.

Entrant should upload video and enter URL(s) on our online entry site. Video file(s) (50 MB
maximum per file - not per entire entry) must be one of the following formats: .wmv, mpeg or
.mp4. All audio files should be in mp3 format. Online material must be available on a live URL
that functions on a standard web browser. Judges see the titles of the digital files. Keep that in mind when naming your documents. It makes your entry easier to find and remember if you
reference its topic or your media outlet’s name in the file’s name. Please do not name it “SHA
entry” or similar variations; this will not distinguish your entry.

MAIL-IN OPTION: This option is intended for an entry that has a file that exceeds the 50 MB
per file limit and is not linked to a third-party site. Entrant MUST complete the entry form on the awards site, print the confirmation form, and include it with the submitted DVD or CD formatted for cross-platform use (PC/Mac). Audio files should be in mp3 format. Label the disc(s) with the category, title of the entry, and the confirmation number.

NOTE: Our competition offers one entry site with fields that ask for information that may not
apply to your entry. When you encounter this fill the field with "does not apply" so that the
system will permit you to move to the next step.

Contact Information

SUE PORTER,
Vice President/Programs, Scripps Howard Foundation
PHONE: 513-977-3030
EMAIL: [email protected]
MAIL: 312 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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