Judging

Books

Full-length (at least 50,000 words) books of nonfiction with ISBNs. Only “hard copy” entries may be submitted (5 books).

Commentary

Open to commentary, editorials, columns, criticism, editorial cartoons, blogs, and other opinion journalism, regardless of medium of production or dissemination (i.e., print, online, video, and audio entries are all eligible).

Drama and Literature

Open to drama and literature, regardless of medium of production or dissemination (i.e., film, television, books and other media are eligible), including docudramas, episodes of dramatic television series, original dramatic films produced for general theatrical release or for television, novels, plays, and short stories.

Documentaries

ilm and video documentaries (non-fiction, unscripted), whether or not they were telecast on television, on the web, or independently screened. Companion websites may be submitted as part of entries.

Magazines

Any article or series published by a magazine (periodical or journal). Magazines may submit both (or either) print and digital conent.

Multimedia

Open to digital and other media entries not subsumed under other award categories. Includes entries representing multiple, hybrid, or convergent media, as well as those on mobile platforms. Must include substantial new content produced during 2016. Digital/online entries or entry components must be publicly accessible until May 15, 2017. On the online entry form, include how the entry can be accessed (e.g., web addresses, app platforms).

Newspapers

Any news article or series published by a newspaper. This category includes investigative, explanatory and other deadline and non-deadline reporting, as well as features. Newspapers may submit both (or either) print and digital content. Open to dailies and weeklies.

Radio

Any audio program telecast by network, satellite, or individual radio stations. Included in this category are investigative, explanatory, and other deadline or non-deadline reporting, talk radio, and features. Also eligible are original audio webcasts or podcasts. Companion websites may be submitted as part of entries.

Television

Any program telecast by cable, network, or individual television stations. Also eligible are original video webcasts. Companion websites may be submitted as part of entries.