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Deadline is 1/11/13

2013 GRIOT AWARDS


Welcome to the 2013 Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists Griot Awards recognizing Journalistic Excellence. Eligibility The Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists (DFW-ABJ) Griot Awards recognize exemplary coverage of people or issues in the African/African American Diaspora. The competition is open to all professional journalists in print, broadcast, new media or photojournalism. Only work originally published or broadcast during the judging period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 is eligible for consideration. Entries will be disqualified if they fail to follow the rules and eligibility requirements of their designated category. ___________________________________________________ Contest Rules Materials may be submitted by the journalist, publication or a representative of the media outlet. Only work originally published or broadcast during the judging period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 is eligible for consideration. A failure to adhere to the contest rules, category descriptions or time limits will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees. Entries become the property of DFW-ABJ, and will not be returned. Entry forms submitted without correct fees will not be processed. Members may not submit entries on behalf of nonmembers at the reduced entry fee. Entrants must mail 3 hard copies of each entry(s) to DFW-ABJ by the deadline. Entries can be submitted in only one category. Entrants may not enter more than three separate entries in a single category. Newspaper For print entries, submit one copy of the published work on a 11 x 17 mount or smaller, plus two copies of the same work in its entirety. Photo Photo entries must be submitted on CDs as high resolution jpegs along with two copies of the published work. Tear sheets are acceptable. Television Television entries must be submitted on DVD. Submit three copies recorded on DVD- R format, as DVD+R does not play in all playback machines. DFW-ABJ is not responsible for entries that will not play. Those entries will be disqualified. All television entries must be labeled on both the case and DVD with the entry category code, market size, entry title, airdate, total running time, entrant's name and entrant's station. Radio Radio entries must be submitted on audio CD. Submit three copies of each entry on separate CDs. All radio entries must be labeled on both the case and CD with the entry category code, market size, entry title, airdate, total running time, entrant's name and entrant's station. Entry Rules The early bird contest fee is $20 for members and $40 for non-members per entry. Regular deadline fee is $40 for members and $75 for non-members after December 31, 2012. The entry fee is non-refundable. Three copies MUST accompany each entry.

Return forms with entry to: D-FW Association of Black Journalists, 8508 Arroyo Verda Drive, Dallas, TX 75249 by January 11, 2013. ___________________________________________________ Judging A judging committee comprised of accomplished journalist and media professionals will select nominees based on content, creativity, execution and relevance to the black community. Procedures One award, more than one award or no award may be given in each category. Each entry is judged on its content, creativity, execution and relevance to the black community on a scale of 1 (not worthy of an award) to 10 (highly worthy of an award). Newspaper and magazine entries in each category are grouped and judged according to circulation. Radio and television entries are grouped and judged according to market size. ___________________________________________________ Newspaper (Publications under 50,000 in circulation should add the letter A to the entry form number) 01-001 News: Single Story For excellence in a single news story of interest to the black community. 01-002 News: Series For excellence in a multipart news series of interest to the black community. Limit entries to no more than three (3) articles. 01-003 Feature: Single Story For excellence in a single human interest story covering issues or people affecting the black community. 01-004 Feature: Series For excellence in a multipart human interest story covering issues or people affecting the black community. Limit entries to no more than three (3) articles. 01-005 Investigative For excellence in a single or multipart in-depth story investigating a problem that impacts the black community. Limit entries to no more than three (3) articles. 01-006 International For excellence in a single story about events within the African Diaspora, but outside the continental United States and its territories. 01-007 Specialty For excellence in a single story devoted to environmental, health or medical issues affecting the black community. 01-008 Sports For excellence in a single story devoted to a sports topic or issue related to the black community. 01-009 Business For excellence in a single story devoted to a business related topic or issue affecting the black community. 01-010 Commentary For excellence in a single or multipart editorial, opinion column, or commentary article on a single topic or issue affecting the black community. Limit entries to no more than three (3) articles or columns. 01-011 Special Project For excellence in a project that requires a major investment of journalistic resources on a single topic related to the black community. Limit entries to no more than three (3) articles in a series.

01-012 Copy Editing For excellence in headline writing. Submit three (3) to five (5) headlines along with stories. 01-013 Art & Design: Page Design For excellence in a single page design or series of page designs as they relate to the black community. Submit with accompanying story, series or package of related stories, as well as an explanation of the design concept. 01-014 Art & Design: Graphics For excellence in an informational or illustrative graphic or graphics pertaining to the black community. Graphics may be used as stand-alone art. Submit an explanation of the graphic concept. 01-015 Photography: Single Image For excellence in a single news or feature photograph portraying the black community or experience. Submit the accompanying story with the photograph. 01-016 Photography: Multiple Images For excellence in a photo essay or package of photographs portraying the black community or experience. Submit a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) photographs along with the accompanying story, series or package of related stories. Magazines!(Publications under 50,000 in circulation should add the letter A to the entry form number) 02-017 General Reporting For excellence in the reporting of a single story regarding the black community. 02-018 Single Topic Series For excellence in a multipart story covering the black community. Limit entries to no more than three (3) articles. 02-019 Investigative For excellence in a single in-depth story investigating a problem that impacts the Black community. 02-020 International For excellence in a single story about events within the African Diaspora, but outside the continental United States and its territories. 02-021 Specialty For excellence in a single story devoted to environmental, health or medical issues affecting the black community. 02-022 Sports For excellence in a single story devoted to a sports topic or issue related to the black community. 02-023 Business For excellence in a single story devoted to a business related topic or issue affecting the black community. 02-024 Commentary/Essay For excellence in a single or multipart editorial, essay, opinion column or commentary article on a single topic or issue. Limit entries to no more than three (3) articles or columns. 02-025 Copy Editing For excellence in headline writing by a single person. 02-026 Art & Design: Page Design For excellence in a single page design or series of page designs as they relate to the black community. Submit with accompanying article, series or package of related articles, as well as an explanation of the design concept. 02-027 Art & Design: Graphics

For excellence in an informational or illustrative graphic or graphics pertaining to the black community. Graphics may be used as stand-alone art. Submit an explanation of the graphic concept.

Radio 03-028 News: Short Form For excellence in a single story related to the black community aired during a regular newscast. Entries should not exceed five (5) minutes regardless of total broadcast length. 03-029 News: Long Form For excellence in a single or multipart news story on a single event or issue related to the black community aired during regular newscasts. Entries should be longer than five (5) minutes, but not longer than fifteen (15) minutes regardless of total broadcast length. 03-030 Investigative For excellence in a single or multipart in-depth story investigating a problem that impacts the black community. Entries should not exceed fifteen (15) minutes. 03-031 Feature For excellence in a single human-interest story covering issues or people affecting the black community. Entries should not exceed ten (10) minutes. 03-032 Documentary For excellence in an in-depth story exploring an important and/or timely issue of concern to the black community. Entries should not exceed thirty (30) minutes. 03-034 Commentary For excellence in one or more essays, editorials or opinion pieces on a single topic or issue affecting the black community. Entries should not exceed ten (10) minutes. Public Affairs: Program For excellence in a public affairs program focusing on subjects of interest to the black community. Entries should not exceed thirty (30) minutes in length regardless of total broadcast length. Television! 04-038 General Assignment News: Short Form For excellence in a single story covering issues or subjects related to the black community or experience that aired during a regular newscast. Entries should not exceed five (5) minutes regardless of total broadcast length. 04-039 General Assignment News: Long Form For excellence in a single or multipart story covering issues or subjects related to the black community or experience that aired during regular newscasts. Entries should be longer than five (5) minutes, but no longer than fifteen (15) minutes regardless of total broadcast length. 04-040 Spot News For excellence in coverage of a single unanticipated news event related to the black community or experience. Entries may include multiple live and/or taped elements, but should not exceed fifteen (15) minutes in regardless of total broadcast time. 04-041 Investigative

For excellence in a single or multipart in-depth story investigating a problem that affects the black community. Entries should not exceed fifteen (15) minutes. 04-042 Feature: Short Form For excellence in a single human-interest story covering issues or people affecting the black community. Entries should not exceed five (5) minutes. 04-045 International For excellence in a single or multipart story about events within the African Diaspora, but outside the continental United States and its territories. Entries should not exceed ten (10) minutes regardless of broadcast length. 04-046 Specialty For excellence in a single or multipart story devoted to the environment, health or medicine as it relates to the black community. Entries should not exceed ten (10) minutes in length. 04-047 Sports For excellence in a single or multipart story devoted to a sports topic or issue relating to the black community. Entries should not exceed ten (10) minutes. 04-048 Documentary For excellence in a single in-depth story exploring an important and/or timely issue of concern to the black community. Entries should not exceed thirty (30) minutes. 04-049 Public Affairs: Program For excellence in a public affairs program focusing on subjects of interest to the black community. Entries should not exceed thirty (30) minutes in length regardless of total broadcast length. 04-050 Photojournalism For excellence in photography in a single news story, series, photo essay, or documentary focusing on the black community.At least 75 percent of the video must be shot by the photographer or station submitting the piece. Entries should not exceed ten (10) minutes. Digital!Media! 05-051 Single Story: News For excellence in a single online news story on the black community or experience. Entries must be a Web- only story or a news story posted as a companion piece to a print or broadcast story. Entrants should demonstrate in detail how the online project differed from what was broadcast or published. 05-052 Single Story: Feature For excellence in a single online feature story on the black community or experience. Entries must be a Web-only story or a feature story posted as a companion piece to a print or broadcast story. Entrants should demonstrate in detail how the online project differed from what was broadcast or published. 05-053 Commentary/Weblog For excellence in essays, editorials, opinion pieces or Weblogs focusing on the black community. Submit a minimum of three (3) and maximum of five (5) examples. 05-054 Sports For excellence in an online story devoted to a sports topic or issue related to the black community.

PR/Marketing/Advertising PUBLIC/COMMUNITY SERVICE PR CAMPAIGNS These awards recognize public relations campaigns that have significantly contributed to advancing a community or public affairs initiative, demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to public service, and advances the African American community Candidates for these award categories should be able to demonstrate how their participation as a volunteer or use of pro bono public relations services has increased the common good. 06-055(PR Campaigns) - PR/Marketing/Advertising Business Services Candidates are encouraged to submit clips, press releases, media advisories, pitch letters, requests for coverage, etc., along with the one-page summary that includes measurable objectives and results, such as evidence of the resulting media coverage. TV coverage should be submitted on a DVD and radio coverage on a CD.MEDIA ADVERTISING & MARKETING CAMPAIGNS DFW-ABJ is honored to recognize outstanding advertising and marketing efforts of individual items or components that contribute to the success of an overall program or campaign. These tactics whether a newspaper, radio, or TV advertisement, collateral materials, or social media strategies are the hard-working parts of any advertising or marketing program. This award recognizes news outlets for their marketing or advertising efforts that have significantly contributed to advancing a community or public affairs initiative, demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to public service, and advances the African American community. This award recognizes print, radio, TV, and online media outlets that have made outstanding contributions to marketing/advertising news products and segments and topics of community interest. 06-056 (Marketing/Advertising Campaigns) -PR/Marketing/Advertising - Print Candidates are encouraged to submit print, radio or video creative, website, packaging, photographs of events or displays, premiums, research, clippings and other documentation of program impact. 06-057 (Marketing/Advertising Campaigns) - PR/Marketing/Advertising - Radio Candidates are encouraged to submit print, radio or video creative, website, packaging, photographs of events or displays, premiums, research, clippings and other documentation of program impact. Radio coverage should be submitted on a CD. 06-058 (Marketing/Advertising Campaigns) - PR/Marketing/Advertising - TV Candidates are encouraged to submit print, radio or video creative, website, packaging, photographs of events or displays, premiums, research, clippings and other documentation of program impact. TV coverage should be submitted on a DVD. 06-059 (Marketing/Advertising Campaigns) - PR/Marketing/Advertising - Online Media Candidates are encouraged to submit print, radio or video creative, website, packaging, photographs of events or displays, premiums, research, clippings and other documentation of program impact. CAUSE RELATED MARKETING CAMPAIGNS This award category recognizes what good can be done when companies embrace causes. This award category recognizes one business and one nonprofit organization for their leadership in joining forces to advance a community or public affairs initiative, demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to public service, and advances the African American community. 06-060 (Cause Related) - PR/Marketing/Advertising- Business Deadlines

For the early-bird rates ($20 members, $35 nonmembers), entries must be received by Dec. 31, 2012. Regular-rate entries ($40 members, $75 nonmembers) must be received no later than Jan. 11, 2013. The online submission system will stop taking entries at 5 p.m. EST. Your entry fees must be received by the deadline for your entries to be considered. Return forms with entries to: D-FW Association of Black Journalists, 8508 Arroyo Verda Drive, Dallas, TX 75249.

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