2017 Competition Categories

2017 COMPETITION CATEGORIES

PLEASE NOTE, FOR THE 2017 COMPETITION SOME CATEGORY DEFINITIONS MAY HAVE CHANGED.

- All Loeb Awards competition categories (listed below) are considered platform neutral.

- The Loeb Awards welcomes and encourages submissions of journalism in all its forms and in any combination of forms (including those produced for mobile distribution): print, digital, audio (broadcast radio, satellite radio and online), video (broadcast television, cable television, streaming and online), still photography, graphics/data visualization, interactives, podcasts, blog and social media.

- Each submission (in any category) is limited to a maximum of five (5) elements.

CLICK TO SUBMIT ENTRIES - DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2017 AT 11:59:59 P.M. PST

AUDIO

Exemplary spoken-word coverage (including podcasts), story-telling or expository journalism on a contemporary business, financial or economic subject. Note: Submissions may consist of one full-length program or one package of up to five discrete segments.

BEAT REPORTING

Exemplary coverage of a business, financial or economic beat.

BREAKING NEWS

Exemplary coverage of a competitive business, financial or economic news story within seven days of an event, with special attention paid to the first 24 hours. Note: Accompanying a submission, in the Breaking News category, should be a cover letter that showcases the dominance of covering/breaking the story or stories.

COMMENTARY

Including business, financial or economic editorials, columns, syndicated columns, blogs, on-air or video commentary or analysis.

EXPLANATORY

Exemplary in-depth analysis and clear presentation of a complex business, financial or economic subject.

FEATURE

Pieces in any medium that explain or enlighten business topics with exemplary craft and style.

IMAGES/GRAPHICS/INTERACTIVES

This category recognizes the exemplary use of images, graphics, and interactives (still photography, video, charts, data visualizations, graphics, illustrations, news apps) to tell stories. These visual elements should be essential to the reporting in order to explain, enlighten or educate the reader/viewer/user about contemporary business, financial or economic topics. The images, graphics, or interactives, and any accompanying text, voice track or sound, can appear in any media.

INTERNATIONAL

Covering international business, financial or economic stories. Must be English language and published in the US.

INVESTIGATIVE

For a business, financial or economic story or group of up to five (5) stories in any medium or in a combination of media. Factors the judges will consider include originality, creativity and persistence in gleaning information, storytelling power and impact.

LOCAL

This category recognizes excellence in the coverage of a business, financial or economic story centered in a particular geographic area and offered primarily to consumers in that area. Pieces would be from a local newspaper, magazine, television, radio station or website.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Excellence in business, financial or economic journalism that informs and protects the individual investor and consumer. Eligible entrants include journalists and also experts who are determined not to have conflicts of interest or personal agendas related to the submitted material.

VIDEO

Exemplary coverage, story-telling and presentation in video (delivered in any form - including mobile and social) of a business, financial or economic story. Note: Submissions may consist of one full-length program or film, or one package of up to five discrete segments.

CLICK TO SUBMIT ENTRIES - DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2017 AT 11:59:59 P.M. PST

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