Newswriting: Aspiring Young Journalist Awards 2021

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01: NEWSWRITING
NATURE OF THE CONTEST
You will receive a prompt that includes story facts and quotes. From that information only, you are to type a news story of no more than 350 words, using any word processing program you would like. The entry must then be uploaded to the NSMC contest system as a PDF.
WHAT THE JUDGES WILL LOOK FOR
News writing style; informative lead hooks readers; use of facts instead of generalizations; use of direct quotes; pinpointing the news in the presentation and highlighting it with an effective angle; concise writing with good use of detail and description, well-organized story flow; accuracy; completeness; elimination of extraneous material; elimination of libelous statements; knowledge of AP style rules; few convention errors.
HELPFUL LINKS
Contest prompts and download materials

GOLDEN – The New York Times 2021 – School: MILLBROOK SCHOOL – USA

Ronda Cullen, Alex Schley, Paul Ender, Melissa Murphy and Judi Coolidge

SILVER – AL JAZEERA – School: INSTITUTO ALPHA LUMEN – BRAZIL

João Felipe Magalhães Diniz, João Vitor Garcia Nogueira, Vinicius Augusto Landim and Davi de Oliveira Paulino

BRONZE – BBC News – School: The Bryn Mawr School – USA

HONORABLE MENTION – EL PAÍS – School: Centro Polivalente de Arte de Mar del Plata – ARGENTINA

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