Here are the categories for the 2020 Golden Press Card Award of the East Tennessee Society of Professional Jouranlists (ETSPJ).

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ALL MEDIA

BEST DIGITAL CONTENT:

Up to 3 articles created specifically for online platforms. Please do not submit repurposed content. All media compete together

BEST NEWS VIDEO:

One video (under 3 minutes) of breaking news, continuing coverage of a specific news event. All media compete together

BEST PODCAST:

Enter up to 3 episodes. All Media compete together

BEST USE OF VIDEO ONLINE:

A single online video produced independently or to enhance coverage of news or feature story. All Media compete together

CONTINUING COVERAGE:

Include cover letter with URLs of a major developing story over an extended time. Entry may include on air coverage, screenshots/URLs of web, social media and news alerts, Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

DEADLINE/BREAKING NEWS REPORTING

A single story within 24 hours of a news event. Include cover letter of deadlines/obstacles overcome. Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

FEATURE REPORTING:

A single story covering a human-interest or profile subject. Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

GENERAL REPORTING:

An individual story that demonstrates excellence in beat reporting, continuing coverage or enterprise reporting. Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS REPORTING:

Submit up to four pieces. You may include a supporting letter for provide additional context. Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING:

Entry may include up to 5 stories by an individual or team and a cover letter. Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

PANDEMIC REPORTING:

A story, series or package of stories on the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

SERIES/PACKAGE/PROJECT WRITING:

Up to 3 stories from an individual or team on a related topic. Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

SPORTS REPORTING:

A single story covering a particular event, team or individual. Winners in each of Digital Only, Radio, Newspaper (Metro), Newspaper (Non-Metro) and Television

FREELANCE ONLY

FREELANCE WRITING:

Up to 3 articles in newspaper, magazine, booklet, book, trade publication, academic journal or company newsletter. All media compete against each other

Newspaper Only

EDITORIAL WRITING:

Up to 3 pieces of writing representing the opinion of an editorial board. Winners in each of Newspaper (Metro) and Newspaper (Non-Metro)

PERSONAL COLUMNS/REVIEW/CRITICISM:

Up to 3 columns, reviews or criticism pieces by a single writer. Winners in each of Newspaper (Metro) and Newspaper (Non-Metro)

TELEVISION ONLY

BEST ANCHOR:

A single piece (under 5 minutes) showcasing newscasting, interviewing, field reporting, hosting and/or associated on-air duties. Television only

BEST NEWSCAST:

One regularly scheduled newscast with commercial breaks removed. Must be under 30 minutes. Television only

DOCUMENTARY/PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAMMING:

A special effort on a particular topic/theme or one broadcasting of a regularly scheduled program. Does not include regularly scheduled newscasts. Entries can be up to 30 minutes (May be edited for time). Television Only

SPECIAL AWARDS

HORACE V. WELLS JR. COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:

A single story or video that demonstrates impact. State the problem or issue, the organizations’ efforts and results achieved. All media compete against each other

THE GOLDEN PRESS CARD AWARD:

The Golden Press Award is a Best of Show Award selected from First Place (Award of Excellence) finishers in all categories.