Contest information and rules available here
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Press Association’s annual editorial and advertising competition contest is nearing its deadline – Monday, April 18.
WVPA Contest Coordinator Don Smith said the association’s deadline is Monday, April 18.
“You have until midnight, Monday, April 18, to submit. I created confusion by incorrectly listing it as Sunday, April 17, ” Smith said.
Smith also noted a couple other key points:
— Newspapers can mail the payment checks or pay by credit card next week, after submitting the entries. “Don’t worry about getting the payment in on submission day. Do the entries first.”
— If you have a paywall, remember to include a login and password. “We don’t know the judges yet, so if you need an email for the system, use [email protected] and I will get the information to the judges when assigned. In fact, if you don’t have it created yet, now is a good time to create the required WV Press access for your website. It’s part of the membership requirements.”
— You can submit PDFs of articles from online publication. “Many newspapers don’t have e-editions with pages available for submission, so use the article from the website.”
“We are again looking at COVID coverage and looking for more online and video submissions. Our industry is changing and we hope the contest reflects those changes. The submission period of the WVPA newspaper contest started March 1,” Smith said, “The deadline is Monday, April 18.
The WVPA has emailing the Association code to all publishers, editors and ad directors. Once they receive Association Code, publishers, editors, advertising directors and newspaper staffers can visit the “ACES” contest site to submit entries for the 2022 contest. The contest includes news coverage from 2021. Anyone with questions should contact Smith at 304-342-1011.
The 2022 Association Code has been emailed. If you do not have it, contact Smith.
The rules and category descriptions for advertising and editorial contests — along with instructions on how to enter — are attached to this article and have also been emailed.
For 2022, West Virginia Press circulation divisions are based on the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Qualified Newspaper circulation numbers.
Newspapers must compete in the judging against others in their circulation division:
— Division I: Dailies over 9,001 and over
— Division II: Dailies 9,000 and under
— Division III: Weeklies 3,001 and over
— Division IV: Weeklies 3,000 and under
Anyone with questions can contact Smith at [email protected] or 304-342-1011.
Online entries are preferred — include URLs and Paywall information — but any entry that must be mailed, should be sent to 3422 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302
Contest rules packages are below by link and download: