Tuesday, February 21, 2017

United High School Media Competition 2017

It's time again for the United High School Media Competition at Marshall University! This year marks the 90th annual UHSM here at Marshall and we are excited to make it an event and a competition that not only challenges but showcases the best student work our area has to offer. It is our goal to bring together as many schools and students from around the region and that means you! If your students have work from their broadcast news, yearbook, newspaper/newsmagazine or online content, send it in!

How to Register
We've simplified the registration for group and individual entries this year to make it easier for you to submit packages and content to us. Whether you submit 1 broadcast or online package or 10, simply fill out one form for your group. For individual entries, students need only fill out a single form for all their submissions and submit them together, given that they are clearly marked to which category they belong. Work submitted in every category must be from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

Workshops
Media law, intro to photography, copy editing and more will be showcased at this year's student workshops. Taught by SOJMC faculty, students, alums and local professionals, there will be no shortage of exciting classes offered this year. Have an idea for a workshop your students might find useful? Email me and let me know!

Award Categories
Group award categories include: Best Broadcast Package, Best Overall Broadcast, Best Independent Online Student Publication and Best Affiliate Web Site.

Individual award categories for newspaper/newsmagazine include: Best News Writing, Best Sports Writing, Best In-Depth Reporting, Best Feature Writing, Best Column Writing, Best Info Graphic and Best Feature Photo. Individual awards available in the Yearbook category include: Best Graphics, Best Covers (Front and Back), Best Overall Design, Best Copywriting, Best Original Advertisements, Best Theme, Best Photography and Best Division Pages.

Important Dates
The submission deadline for entries is Friday, March 3rd at 5pm. Workshops and the awards banquet will be held here on our Huntington campus Friday, March 17th. As in years past, registration and a brief introduction will begin around noon. Students and advisers will spend the afternoon in workshops, and the day will conclude at approximately 6:30pm following the awards banquet. 

If you have any questions or comments regarding this year's competition, please feel free to contact wattsc@marshall.edu or the faculty adviser, Sandy York at sandy.york@marshall.edu. We look forward to a fantastic year!

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