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The Chronicle EPICS

Not many know this, but the idea of the EPICS theme started with the Chronicle. A letter from the arts editor at the beginning of an edition of the newspaper contained a quote from Robert Redford. You know, the one on the wall where he talks about storytellers engaging, provoking, inspiring, and connecting? We loved that quote. It inspired our mission and values. And when we wanted to reward our students’ hard work, it seemed natural to use that quote to create something EPIC.

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Chronicle EPICS Categories & Rules

Anyone that participates in the Chronicle can submit entries for these EPICS, including the creator of the work. Unless indicated otherwise, all entries must be made by March 31, 2022.

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Best News Feature Writing

Entries in this category should be produced on a news assignment or beat and should be feature writing. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

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Best General News Writing

Entries in this category should be produced on a news assignment or beat and should be feature writing. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

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Best Breaking News Writing

Entries in this category should be produced on a breaking news assignment. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

Best Investigative News Writing

Entries in this category should be produced on a investigative news assignment. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

Best Arts Writing

Entries in this category should be produced on an arts assignment or beat and can be general reporting or feature writing. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

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Best Sports Writing

Entries in this category should be produced on a sports assignment or beat and can be general reporting or feature writing. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

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Best Opinion Writing

Entries in this category should be produced as an opinion piece and may be a stand alone column or part of a series. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

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Best Photo

Entries in this category can be a single photo, photo essay, or series of photos from any assignment published during the year. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which photo is being submitted or a link to the online photo.

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Best Page Design

Entries in this category can be a single page, page spread, or cover of The Utah Chronicle. Submit a pdf of the page, spread, or cover.

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Best Graphic / Cartoon

Entries in this category should be individual graphics or cartoons or a series of cartoons if appropriate. Submit a pdf of the page where the graphic or cartoon was published or submit a link to the online graphic.

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Best Multimedia Project

Entries in this category can be a single page, page spread, or cover of The Daily Utah Chronicle. Submit a link or pdf of the page, spread, or cover.

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Best Social Media Post

Entries in this category can be a tweet with or without an image, an Instagram post including the caption, or a Facebook post including the caption. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which post is being submitted or a link to the online social media post.

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Red Pen Award

No submissions are necessary. Selected by leadership

Grand EPICS Categories & Rules

Don’t forget that anyone in Student Media can submit entries for the Grand EPICS. Click each one below to make your entry! Unless indicated otherwise, all entries must be made by March 31, 2022.

Best Stupid Thing

Submit the best stupid thing that happened with your team. It can be a quote, a bad headline, a random video, biggest editing goof, or anything that made you laugh. If we get enough entries, we’ll select a winner from each team and have them compete for the overall Best Stupid Thing. (Submit a file, a story, a link – whatever.)