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Schedule for the year (tentative)
Awards categories for 2022-23
Given by FOX61
CATEGORY: FEATURE AWARD = $2,500
Given to the best feature news story
Defined as an informative story and may be more detailed “soft news” or human-interest stories new/original/personal perspectives/angles educational or entertaining and allows for different styles of writing arouses emotions does not expire allows personal observations, experiences, stories and anecdotes needs more photos/images
Time: can be chronological, also non-linear structures
Lead: “a narrative look”
Style: personal, descriptive, colorful, literary, emotional, humorous everything which is not hard news or editorials or opinion
CATEGORY: HARD NEWS AWARD = $2,500
Given to the best hard news story
Defined as: current, timely story, news information short and concise sources: interviews, press releases, briefings, documents for background information, emphasis on expert sources (facts, figures, statements by people of influence, etc.) non-chronological “order of importance”
Lead: the most important fact
Journalist: invisible, outsider, reports what other people do
Style: objective “matter-of-fact” reporting
CATEGORY: COMMUNITY NEWS = $2,500
Given to the best community news story
stories that capture citizen priorities, concerns, and perspectives on different issues of importance to many different communities
covers a wide array of topics
BIG Y LOCALLY GROWN AWARD – (SPONSORED BY BIG Y) – $2,000
Given to the best student news story that reports on local businesses. Stories may be about local farmers, craftsmen, antique dealers, restaurants, regional specialties, and other product providers, with items made locally and sold on a smaller scale.
Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors. They care about and are invested in the well-being of our community and its future. Local businesses improve your family’s health and the local economy. Local businesses provide more personalized service, and you know the people behind the product; and it gives our communities its “flavor” or uniqueness.
CHESLA EDUCATION AWARD- (SPONSORED BY CHESLA) – $1,000
Given to the best student news story that reports on education.
Education is defined as the process of acquiring knowledge (receiving and giving systematic instruction), skills, values, beliefs and habits, and educational methods, teaching, training, and research. Education is a gradual process which brings positive changes in human life and behavior.
CT CREATIVE FUTURES AWARD – (SPONSORED BY CT OFFICE OF THE ARTS and CSDE) – $1,000
Given to the best student news story that reports on the arts in Connecticut and careers in the arts industry. Examples of art, but not limited to:
NOT JUST A GAME AWARD – (SPONSORED BY CT COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING) – $2,500
Given to the best student news story that reports on one of the following gambling related topics: the potential risk factors for developing a problem with gambling such as accessibility and social acceptance, educating the public on the warning signs of a problem developing particularly for youth, how conversations with youth about addiction have traditionally been about alcohol, tobacco/vaping, and other drugs and rarely include discussions about gambling and gambling as a co-occurring problem, current regulations, policies, and responsible gambling efforts in our state to protect consumers, or interviews with people who have lived experience from gambling related problems to share stories of recovery.
ACES DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD – (SPONSORED BY ACES) – $1,500
Given to the best student news story that –
SPORTS AWARD – (SPONSORED BY THE HARTFORD WOLFPACK FOUNDATION) – $2,000
Given to the best student news story that reports on sporting topics and games.
Stories about a sporting event, individual athlete, coach, or team
Sports-related issue serves as the dominant subject
Good Sportsmanship (fair and generous behavior or treatment of others, especially in a sports contest; respect, teamwork, character)
Please no highlight reels
WHY 21 AWARD (SPONSORED BY WHEELER CT CLEARING HOUSE AND THE CT DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES) – $2,500
Given to the best student news story that reports on tobacco prevention and these related topics:
Federal and Connecticut laws state that tobacco and electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) retailers cannot sell cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarette/vapor products to individuals under the age of 21 years old.
Why 21? People who use e-cigarettes and vapor products place themselves at risk for acute and chronic physical and mental health conditions, such as nicotine addiction. They also risk the possible migration to cigarette or other tobacco product use, which can have severe health consequences.
Information on the physical and mental health risks associated with tobacco and e-cigarette use must be fact driven.
All segments must mention:
Segment Ideas/Questions to Consider/Thought Starters
Helpful Resources for Interviews
Local Community Resources
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