2018 Canned Contest


Below are contest categories and rules for this year’s TCCJA contests. Please review carefully, and mail (first class or priority) your contest entries to Beth Francesco at the address below. Entries must be received by JUNE 8. 

A few notes about this year’s contest:

  • Contest descriptions have been revised, as discussed during the spring 2018 business meeting. Please review the descriptions carefully when selecting your entries. 
  • Sweepstakes awards have been replaced by Best Overall Student Media Organization.
  • Eligible material must have been published June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018. 
  • All entries must be received by — not postmarked — June 8. No late entries will be accepted.  
  • Entry instructions are linked below. Please follow the instructions. 

Submit entries in pdf format. Mark each entry with a red arrow and be sure to include jumps. Identify each entry by category on the pdf file. Online entries will require the Online Content Entry Form linked below. You may submit up to TWO entries in each newspaper and magazine category, unless otherwise specified. There is no need to send more than 1 set of entries.

NAMES: Be sure names are spelled correctly and are TYPED.

Send entries to:

Beth Francesco
4632 Calmont Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

CATEGORIES (Entries will be divided evenly into two divisions, based on Fall 2017 enrollment)

  1. News writing
  2. In-Depth or Investigative Reporting (may be a series)
  3. Feature Writing
  4. Sports News Writing
  5. Sports Feature Writing
  6. Column Writing (any subject)
  7. Editorial Writing
  8. Critical Review
  9. News Photo
  10. Feature Photo
  11. Sports Photo
  12. Sports Action Photo
  13. Environmental Portrait (new category)
  14. Picture Page or Photo Slideshow
  15. Newspaper Page Design
  16. Headline writing
  17. Editorial Cartoon
  18. Best Comic Strip or Panel
  19. Advertising (Single Ad)
  20. Magazine Cover Design
  21. Magazine Story Package
  22. Non-photographic Illustration
  23. Non-journalism Story
  24. Video News (up to 2 minutes)
  25. Video Sports (up to 2 minutes)
  26. Open Video Production (up to 15 minutes)
  27. Audio News (up to 2 minutes)
  28. Open Audio Production (up to 15 minutes)
  29. Multimedia Package
  30. Overall Excellence, Newspaper
  31. Overall Excellence, Magazine
  32. Overall Excellence, Website

Download 2018 contest information HERE.
Click HERE to download an Entry Log.
Click HERE to download an Online Content Entry Form.