Illinois JEA

Best Overall Design

BEST OVERALL DESIGN


OVERVIEW: Use this form to enter the Best Overall Design category, IJEA Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest. Asterisks indicate fields in which a response is required.

PRINT CATEGORY: Best Overall Design is a print-only category. Print media (including the print versions of hybrid publications) may each submit two entries in this category. If you want to submit a second entry, use this form to send both entries.

IF YOU ADVISE A HYBRID PUBLICATION: Please note that if your publication has both a print and digital version, the print version may enter two items in this category.

NOTE: An entry in this category consists of one complete issue of a print newspaper, print newsmagazine or print version of a hybrid publication.

DESCRIPTION: For a description of this and other print categories, click here.

DEADLINE: All entries in this contest must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 15 of the current school year.

REMINDER: Please make sure you have completed our Adviser Information Form before submitting your students' contest entries. Only one submission of the Adviser Information Form is required, regardless of how many categories your students compete in.


  • NOTE: One entry consists of a single issue.

  • NOTE: If too many students were involved in the design process to name individually, "Staff" is acceptable.

  • NOTE: A second entry for Best Overall Design is optional. If you want to submit a second entry for this category, use this form to submit both entries. One entry consists of a single issue.

  • NOTE: If too many students were involved in the design process to name individually, "Staff" is acceptable.

  • Drop files here or

    NOTE: Upload a PDF containing the entire issue. If you cannot reduce the PDF to less then 10 MB, then submit your issue in multiple parts. You can break up your issue into as many separate PDFs as you'd like, but no single PDF can exceed 10 MB. You can upload multiple PDFs here. Just keep clicking "Select files."

  • Drop files here or

    NOTE: Upload a PDF containing the entire issue. If you cannot reduce the PDF to less then 10 MB, then submit your issue in multiple parts. You can break up your issue into as many separate PDFs as you'd like, but no single PDF can exceed 10 MB. You can upload multiple PDFs here. Just keep clicking "Select files."

    REMINDER TO ADVISERS OF HYBRID PUBLICATIONS: The print version of your publication may submit two entries (two issues) in this category.

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Best Overall Design