Best of Photojournalism: Multimedia - Rules & Categories

The Best of Photojournalism: Multimedia Rules 2017

The goal of this contest is to recognize the best visual journalism being produced online or for mobile delivery.

To enter everyone must register for the contest.

To do so, simply click the Register Now link.

If you have previously registered to enter either the Still or Editing divisions you do not need to register again and can proceed to your my account page.

Once you've registered,

  1. Click the My Account link at the top of the page.
  2. Look for BOP in the list of contests you have registered for on the My Account page, and click the Submit Work button.
  3. You'll be logged in to the contest server and shown a list of enterable contests.
  4. If you registered for BOP, it should be first on the list. Click View My Entries to see your files, and Enter Now to upload a new one

The first time you upload a file, you will be asked to enter the name and email address you want to use for the contest, and agree to the rules. Once you do so, you will be issued with an 8-digit Contest Identification Code, which will serve as your ‘name’ for the contest.

Note that if you are entering more than one division of the Best of Photojournalism competition (for example, Still Photography and Photo Editing), you can use the same Contest Identification Code for all divisions.

 Deadline: 3 PM EST on February 3, 2017

Rules & Limits

  • The Best of Photojournalism: Multimedia contest will judge entries from their live URL submitted at the time of entry. If the URL is not given, or the link is not functioning properly at the time of judging, the entry will be disqualified.

  • Each category allows a limited number of entries per entrant.

  • Entry classifications by organization size have been eliminated. All entries will be judged in categories based only on content type.

  • All video (only) entries should be entered in the Best of Photojournalism: Video contest. There is no longer a video (only) category in the multimedia contest.

  • All entrants will be asked to acknowledge that ANY included music has been used legally.

All entries will be judged on the quality of the following:

  • Content (photography, audio, video)

  • Story-telling and narrative

  • Usability, interactive design, user interface and technical execution

  • Visual presentation and design

Audio slide shows and video stories are now combined under single-story entries. Individual entrants may enter four single multimedia stories in any combination of categories and one multimedia project.

A story is being defined as a singular presentation on one topic. A project is being defined as multiple stories presented as a unit.

A visual column, recurring series or blog that appears on a regular basis that presents visual journalism to their on-line or mobile audience. No more than four examples of this material should be submitted. This should represent consistent visual quality, editing and exceptional visual journalism and communication.

An entry is defined as a single story or single topic multimedia project. Any combination of media (photos, video, animation, and audio) may be used. Stories in all categories must have been posted on a public web site or be available in a mobile delivery format. Individual entrants may enter four single multimedia stories in any combination in the following categories.

This category is open to a multimedia story that covers a news event or a series of related new events. The project can be spot news, follow-up or side bar to spot news.The entry should contain no music, except where it is part of the natural sound of the story.

This category is open to a multimedia story that presents a feature/human interest project.

This category is open to a multimedia story or stories about sports, including the analysis of, preparation for, or audience reaction to sports.

This category is open to expanded stories about a subject of general interest and importance, where the photojournalist has put considerable time and effort into the production of the entry. This is anticipated to be a candid, in-depth project on a single topic.

The portfolio should contain a minimum of four multimedia packages. Portfolios will be judged on how well the projects use visual journalism, storytelling, navigation and design to communicate. Please define your principle, individual role in the folio (i.e. editor, videographer, art director, producer).

 

The portfolio should contain a four multimedia packages. Portfolios will be judged on how well the projects use visual journalism, storytelling, navigation and design to communicate.

Please coordinate entries from large organizations and teams, so that duplicate entries are not received.

The portfolio should contain a minimum of three multimedia packages and a maximum of five multimedia packages. Portfolios will be judged on how well the projects use visual journalism, storytelling, navigation and design to communicate.

Please coordinate entries from large organizations and teams, so that duplicate entries are not received.

A magazine, book, story or app project developed for mobile delivery (phone, tablet, etc) that is driven by photojournalistic storytelling.

Entries will be judged on how well the project or app uses visual journalism, along with ease of use, navigation and design.

Entrants must be able to supply the judges with copies at no cost if it is a paid app.

An individual entrant may enter only one tablet/mobile app package. Please coordinate entries from large organizations and teams, so that duplicate entries are not received.

The winning project will demonstrate a mastery of visual storytelling in an online or mobile environment. Content, interface design, navigation and interactivity all will be evaluated to find the site or multimedia team that best furthers the evolution of visual journalism.

*This special award will be selected by the judges from the winning entries of each of the categories in the Best of Photojournalism: Multimedia Contest.

Everyone must register to enter Best of Photojournalism 2017.

To do so, simply click the Register Now button on the contest home page.

Once you've registered,

  1. Click the My Account link at the top of the page.
  2. Look for BOP in the list of contests you have registered for on the My Account page, and click the Submit Work button.
  3. You'll be logged in to the contest server and shown a list of enterable contests.
  4. If you registered for BOP, it should be first on the list. Click View My Entries to see your files, and Enter Now to upload a new one

 The first time you upload a file, you will be asked to enter the name and email address you want to use for the contest, and agree to the contest rules. When you do so, you will be issued with an 8-digit Contest Identification Code, which will serve as your ‘name’ for the contest.

Note that if you are entering more than one division of the Best of Photojournalism competition (for example, Video and Multimedia), you can use the same Contest Identification Code for all divisions.

Multimedia entrants must submit a working URL for each entry. Entries must be submitted via the online entry form, which you can access once you have logged in to the contest server. URLs that are not active during the judging will be disqualified.

Your entry will be viewable as soon as you submit the form. The appearance of the entry in your entry list is your confirmation. If you do not see your entry appear in the list, please email NPPA.