Martha D. Cooper Journalism Award Requirements

Purpose

To recognize outstanding journalistic effort contributing to greater awareness of women's issues at NIU.

Eligibility

Open to all NIU students and alumni who have written and published about women's issues at NIU from March 1, 2013 to the present.

Entries

Eligible entries include news coverage and/or commentary, individual articles, videos or blogs or a series of articles on a topic(s) related to NIU women. Entries may have been published in campus publications such as Northern Star, or in other newspapers such as Daily Chronicle, Midweek, and Chicago Tribune.

Criteria

Entries will be judged by the quality of writing or video, originality of content, and the significance of coverage.

Entry Submission

  1. Limited to no more than two entries for each applicant. (An entry may be a single article or video or a series of topics on one issue.)
  2. Each entry must be submitted in triplicate with:
    • A completed entry form
    • A clear copy of the published work.
  3. Submission deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014 by 4:30 p.m.
  4. Submit entries to Women's Studies Office in Reavis Hall, Room 103

Awards

The recipient will be presented with a plaque at the PCSW Outstanding Women's Award Reception in April. In addition, the award winner's name will be inscribed on the PCSW Journalism Award plaque which is on permanent display.