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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, 2024.

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Best News Writing

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

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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 Investigative 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.

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Best Feature Writing

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

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Best Breaking Article

Entries in this category should be produced on an assignment or beat and should be breaking news (stories completed about 24 hours after the news/ event). Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

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Best Collaboration

Entries in this category should be produced by multiple contributors within desks, across desks or across platforms. Submit a pdf clearly indicating what is being submitted or a link to the online article.

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Best Photo

Entries in this category should be a single photo 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 Photo Series

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

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Best Page Design

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

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Best Graphic

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

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Best Multimedia Project

Entries in this category can be a podcast episode or video project. Submit a link clearly indicating what content is being submitted.

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Best Social Media Contribution

Entries in this category can be a tweet or series of tweets with or without an image, an Instagram post or series/campaign of Instagram posts including the caption, a Facebook post including the caption, or a Tik Tok 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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Best Social Media Project

Entries in this category can be a series or individual aspect of a personal project produced on a social media assignment. Submit a pdf to the posts if they are temporary stories or a link to posts online.

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Red Pen Award

In recognition of outstanding journalistic copy editing. To enter, a leader must write a brief description of any above-and-beyond work a copy editor has done to deserve the recognition.

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Best Online Article

Entries in this category can be from any desks and have to be originally published online on The Daily Utah Chronicle’s website. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted or a link to the online article.

Best Print Article

Entries in this category can be from any desks and have to be originally published in a print issue for The Daily Utah Chronicle. Submit a pdf clearly indicating which story is being submitted.

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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, 2024.

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.)