ENTRY FORM: Beat Small Market

QUALIFYING ENTRIES: Enter up to five stories on a broad range of environmental subjects, published in a newspaper, magazine, wire service, newsletter or online, or aired on TV (including cable) or radio, between March 1, 2013, and Feb. 28, 2014. You may enter stories from one or various publications, sites or programs. Entry must be the work of an individual, either alone or with a small supporting team.

LINKS AND FILES: Upload low-resolution PDF or radio MP3 files (20 MB max per file), or paste links to your stories. If you are uploading files, ignore the fields for links; if you are using links, ignore the fields for uploading files. Do not include a link AND a file of the same story.  Use only links that will not expire in 2014. If you are unable to upload files or paste links, you may prepare four copies of your stories according to SEJ Awards preparation rules

BROADCAST TRANSCRIPTS: Each radio, television and audio/video component of a website must include a complete transcript. Upload a separate transcript for each broadcast story you enter. PDF only.

CAUTION! As you complete the awards entry form, be sure to fill in all required fields. If you miss one, attached files will disconnect. Your other information will remain intact, but you'll have to attach your files again. 

PAYMENT: When the form is complete, you will be redirected to a secure payment site where you can pay instantly by credit card or opt to send SEJ a check. Your entry will not be considered until payment is received. Please pay your fee as soon as you complete the entry form.

Online materials and payments must be received by April 1, 2014, midnight, your local time. Shipped materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2014. If you have questions, email crigel@sej.org or call (502) 641-1844.

Good luck!

Staff use only.
Must be the name of a reporter who worked on the story. If the entry was reported by a team, select one reporter as main contact for the contest.
Must be the name of a reporter who worked on the story. If the entry was reported by a team, select one reporter as main contact for the contest.
This title will appear on the trophy and certificates if this entry wins. Please create a title that will adequately describe your entry. It may include the name of one of the stories with "and other stories," the name of a series, or something like "Beat Reporting in [name of geographical area].
Indicate where the stories in your entry were published, posted or aired. For more than one media outlet, separate with commas.
Enter the complete link to your first story. For more than one link, separate with a comma. (You must include http:// to create a live link.)
You may upload a 20MB MAXIMUM PDF or radio MP3 file. Print entries must include the same headlines, stories, photos and graphics that appeared originally in print, without any additions or deletions. News services only may submit computer printouts without graphics.
Broadcast entries require a transcript. Please attach your transcript file here. PDF only, 8MB maximum.
Enter the complete link to your second story. For more than one link, separate with a comma. (You must include http:// to create a live link.)
Print entries must include the same headlines, stories, photos and graphics that appeared originally in print, without any additions or deletions. News services only may submit computer printouts without graphics. PDF or radio MP3 only, 20MB MAXIMUM.
Broadcast entries require a transcript. Please attach your transcript file here. PDF only, 8MB maximum.
Enter the complete link to your third story. For more than one link, separate with a comma. (You must include http:// to create a live link.)
Print entries must include the same headlines, stories, photos and graphics that appeared originally in print, without any additions or deletions. News services only may submit computer printouts without graphics. PDF or radio MP3 only, 20MB MAXIMUM.
Broadcast entries require a transcript. Please attach your transcript file here. PDF only, 8MB maximum.
Enter the complete link to your fourth story. For more than one link, separate with a comma. (You must include http:// to create a live link.)
Print entries must include the same headlines, stories, photos and graphics that appeared originally in print, without any additions or deletions. News services only may submit computer printouts without graphics. PDF or radio MP3 only, 20MB MAXIMUM.
Broadcast entries require a transcript. Please attach your transcript file here. PDF only, 8MB maximum.
Enter the complete link to your fifth story. For more than one link, separate with a comma. (You must include http:// to create a live link.)
Print entries must include the same headlines, stories, photos and graphics that appeared originally in print, without any additions or deletions. News services only may submit computer printouts without graphics. PDF or radio MP3 only, 20MB MAXIMUM.
Broadcast entries require a transcript. Please attach your transcript file here. PDF only, 8MB maximum.
Optional: PDF or radio MP3 files, 8MB maximum. Supplemental materials may include information such as awards given for the story or stories, or community changes arising because of your coverage.
Where you report, or list Freelance.
Enter your street address here.
If your address is in a country without postal codes, type N/A.
Indicate whether your mailing address is a home or work address.
Where we can best reach you with questions. Please notify SEJ if your phone number changes: sej@sej.org
Where we can best reach you. Please notify SEJ if your email address changes: sej@sej.org
Name of SEJ member entering, for member or prospective member rate. If it is the reporter listed in Reporter's Name, type SAME. If you are not entering at the member or prospective member rate, type N/A.
Type 1 for individual reporter. Otherwise, type the number of reporters on the team including anyone with a byline in the entry. You may also include photographers, graphic artists and editors who were directly involved with the entry. SEJ will contact you for the names of team reporters if your entry is selected.
If someone other than the entering reporter organized this entry, please enter the coordinator's name here.