The Victorian Press, which is part of Writers’ Circle, will be holding our annual Press Awards during a Writers’ Circle showcase next month called Glossolalia. As such, we would like to invite the teachers and the student population to vote for the articles you think were the most well-written and of high quality. This will serve to recognise the efforts of our reporters and writers who have gone behind the scenes interviewing and researching, to publish articles for your reading pleasure.

We would greatly appreciate your votes and nominations in helping us make a decision in choosing the best articles for the awards. Voting will be open until Friday 12 May, 2359. A few things to take note of when voting for the articles:

  1. Only articles published from 1st June 2016 onwards qualify for nominations.
  2. To vote, simply click here to submit the Google form.
  3. There is no limit to the number of nominations you want to make, so if you want to vote for more than one article, simply submit another form.
  4. Please type the name of the article in the exact way it is spelled on the site, including capital letters.
  5. Nominations of articles will be done based on the categories listed below, so make sure you vote for articles belonging in their categories.
Categories: Description:
Best Feature An article that can report on almost anything, from events to people’s general observations around school. Generally includes the ‘human element’, where the writing has a personal touch and focuses more on the people being interviewed.
Best Opinion The articles will take a stand on certain issues/topics that are close to people’s hearts and express the deeper thoughts of our writers. It can be long or short but it should be thought-provoking and bring issues to people’s minds.
Best Event Coverage An engaging third-person report on events (sports competitions, concerts, talks, orientation, etc) ongoing in and out of VJC, with the focus on providing facts and insights and a thorough coverage of the event and what went on.
Best News Article As distinct from Best Event Coverage, this article is meant to be useful and informative to Victorians, and bring to them pertinent information that they need to know, within a short timespan. Article should be timely, interesting and relevant, and representative of journalism.
Best Writing Style The Writing Style which appeals to you the most — whatever that may be.
Overall Best Article The Best of the Best. The most interesting, useful, relevant or well-written article on the site, beating all others. It should be a prime example of journalism and reflect the writers’ effort in creating a high quality article.
Victorians’ Choice Award This is the only award that will be based purely on the number of nominations received for the article. It can be judged on the grounds of any personal criteria.

Finally, please take note that filling in your reasons for nominating the article will go a long way towards improving the article’s chances of selection, and the more you justify your nomination, the better it will be.

Please do not simply vote for your friends; this is not a popularity contest. Instead, please nominate articles which you genuinely feel are good articles worthy of recognition. Thank you!

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