Metro Labor Journalism Contest 2018

Mary Heaton Vorse

The Mary Heaton Vorse Award is given to an individual writer, photographer or graphic artist whose work touches our emotions and brings insight into others’ lives by capturing the human side of an issue. The recipient must exemplify the spirit of labor journalist Mary Heaton Vorse. This award is given in memory of former president of Metro Marty Fishgold, for his lifelong dedication to labor journalism.

This award has no size classes.

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Doherty/Wells

The Matt Doherty & Gwen Wells Award for Excellence in Broadcast Media and Communications is named in memory of two long-time presidents of Metro — former NY Teacher and a founder of Metro, Matt Doherty, and Gwen Wells, who was an editor of OPEIU News. This award is designed to give recognition for TV, radio and internet broadcast. An entry may have been created to advance a specific organizing, contract or political campaign, or it may relate to another union goal, such as member education or disseminating labor history. There is a limit of three entries in this category.

This award has no size classes.

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General Excellence – Print

This award honors excellence in all facets of the publication — writing, layout graphics, content, art and other journalistic elements. Judges will base decisions on three consecutive issues, published between January 1 and December 31, 2016. Please submit three hard copies of each of the issues.

Details on Award Circulation Classes:

Class A: Organizations with 1 to 25,000 members.

Class B: Organizations with 25,001 members and up.

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General Excellence – Website

This award honors excellence in all facets of a website including timely and relevant news, user interface and accessibility and the effective use of graphic, typographic, layout and structural elements.

General Excellence – Associate Member

This award honors excellence in all facets of a website (including timely and relevant news, user interface and accessibility and the effective use of graphic, typographic, layout and structural elements) and the publication (writing, layout graphics, content, art and other journalistic elements)

Judges will base decisions on three consecutive issues, published between January 1 and December 31, 2016.

Special Performances

A publication may submit a maximum of three entries in each of the Special Performance categories. No entry may be submitted in more than one category.