THE HON. EDWARD GOFF PENNY MEMORIAL PRIZES
Rules of Entry
- To be eligible, an entry must have been published in a Newspapers Canada-member daily newspaper in 2016 in English or French.
- Competitors shall represent one of two circulation classes: under 25,000 and 25,000 and over. Circulation figures refer to average daily circulation. Entries are limited to one per person.
- Competitors must be no more than 25 years of age and not less than 20 at the time of publication. If a competitor turns 26 during the calendar year, only those articles published when competitor was 25 will be eligible.
- An entry shall consist of four editorial articles published during the 2016 calendar year. A competitor must be the sole author of an article. An article consists of no more than one main story and one sidebar.
- You must submit a full-page PDF tearsheet or set of tearsheets for each article.
- An entry form must be included with your entry.
- Entries must be sponsored by the employing newspaper and may be accompanied by memoranda outlining circumstances under which the stories were obtained.
- All decisions by the judges are final and no reasons need be given by the judges. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable.
- Before a competitor is declared a winner of an award, the competitor must sign a declaration of compliance with the rules and a release including an indemnity and a license to publish the entry.
- Each entry will be considered in competition with all others duly entered in its circulation classification by a panel of four judges chosen by Newspapers Canada. The judges reserve the right to not name a winner in either class.
- Submissions become the property of Newspapers Canada and may be reproduced in any of its publications.
- The entry deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017. Entries must be received via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by this date.
Judging will be conducted on a point system with Newspapers Canada compiling the aggregate results. On the basis of 100 points, 25 points shall be allotted by the judging committee for each of four features:
- Purity of language used and excellence of style (25 points)
- Interest of subject (25 points)
- Forcefulness or persuasiveness of presentation (25 points)
- Depth or originality of thought having regard to, among other things, whether the work (25 points)
- Total (100 points)
Contact Nicole Bunt, Program Assistant, at 1-877-305-2262 ext. 3321 or email@example.com.