David Dick 'What a Great Story!' Awards To Honor Kentucky Journalists
Two awards, one for a UK student journalist and the other for a professional journalist working in Kentucky, will be presented to recognize outstanding storytelling.
The awards were established to honor the memory of David Dick, the former director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications and champion of great journalistic storytelling, who died in 2010.
The judges are looking for the best in storytelling — that which enlightens and informs while captivating the audience so they get the full story. Great storytelling can break a heart or inspire it. It can be sublime or ridiculous, but it is always memorable.
Entries are not limited to hard news; they may include features, advocacy journalism, personality profiles, columns and obituaries. The essentials are good writing informed by good reporting on whatever platform. No matter what the form, the story should be well developed and free from errors, and should possess sound journalistic mechanics and exhibit high ethical standards.
Entries must have been published in the 2012 calendar year. There will be two winners: one student, one professional.
The student award is open to UK journalism majors for work published or completed through student media, at an internship, or at any recognized media outlet (radio, TV, newspaper, magazine or independently edited website) during 2012. The student may self-nominate or be nominated by any UK faculty or staff member.
The professional award will be for work done for any bona fide Kentucky media outlet (radio, TV, newspaper, magazine or independently edited website) published or broadcast during 2012. The professional may self-nominate or be nominated by anyone.
All entries must be submitted online. To submit an entry, go to http://jat.uky.edu/awards/daviddickstorytellingawards.html.
All entries must be uploaded no later than midnight Thursday, Jan. 31. Winners will be recognized at a ceremony and will receive a certificate and a monetary prize.