State & Regional Contests: Rubrics & Judging Comments
Below are the rubrics used for both state and regional contests to score entries and identify winners. We hope these are helpful in guiding your students toward award-winning and solid journalism. While the check mark criteria on the rubrics weigh into our judges decisions, they are not the entirety of the possible criteria for a well-written story, effective design and so on.
- W01: Copyediting (entries are scored via multiple choice and scoring of student editing comments)
- W02: Sports Writing
- W03: Yearbook Copy
- W04: Feature Writing
- W05: News Writing
- W06: Cutline Writing
- W07: Editorial Writing
- W08: Yearbook Sports Writing
- W09: Review Writing
All of the frequent judges comments can be found on this Google Drive Document (please be sure to see the tabs at the bottom of the page).