VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest
National deadline is April 1, 2016
January 04, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The VFW
Publications Department announced today that it is accepting submissions for
VFW’s 2016 National Publications Contest. Like last year, the VFW
National Publications Contest will be judged within sub-categories based on
publication frequency (one to four times per year and five or
more times per year).
The four categories are:
- Overall Design and Content of Newspaper
(defined as being printed on newsprint)
- Best Feature Story
(all frequencies judged together in this category and submitted
(defined by physical size and paper stock)
- Overall Design and Content
Each category will be awarded three places: a grand award
(first overall), silver (second overall) and bronze (third overall). The silver
and bronze awards will take the form of a certificate suitable for
Our awards system conforms to that of professional societies
within the association publishing industry: National Mature Media Awards,
Association Trends, Society of National Association Publications, Society of
Professional Journalists and Communications Concepts. In other words, the same
types of awards for which VFW magazine competes.
Please note that our Best Feature Story category is
no longer retroactive. (That was a one-time introductory offer.) All stories
submitted to this category must have been published sometime between Jan. 1,
2015, and Dec. 31, 2015. The story must be a published article of at least 300
words. It can be originally written by your newspaper staff or by a freelance
writer or be reprinted from a newspaper within your state.
Examples of eligible subjects include operations of state VA
departments, National Guard/Reserve unit deployments overseas, troop-support
activities, Department VFW programs, dedication of state memorials, state or
local commemorative events for the 50th anniversary of Vietnam and
editorials advocating positions on veteran issues within your state.
All national entries must place first in Department-level
contests. One copy of each winning Post and District publication — as well
as one issue of the Department newspaper and one copy of the Department’s
selected “Best Feature Article” — must be mailed by Department adjutants,
Department quartermasters or Department editors by APRIL 1, 2016,
406 W. 34th St., Suite 523
Kansas City, MO 64111
All issues and articles published between Jan. 1, 2015, and
Dec. 31, 2015, qualify.
here to download the contest entry form.
Download the updated judging sheets using the
individual category links below:
For questions or additional information, contact Kelly Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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