List of State Convention Contests

Here is a list of JACC state convention contests. Regional conferences also include many of these contests. Typically, the NorCal Conference does not include magazine contests.

It also includes a smaller list of approved on-the-spot contests that convention and conference coordinators may choose from in planning events from year to year.

The Pacesetter contest applies only at the state convention.

See individual guidelines pages for rules for each contest.


Publication (3)
General Excellence, Magazine General Excellence*, Online Journalism General Excellence.

Writing/Editing (12)
News Story, Enterprise News Story/Series, Feature Story, Profile Feature Story, Editorial, Critical Review, Opinion Story, Column Writing, Sports Game Story, Magazine Feature (non-profile)*, Magazine Opinion*, and Magazine Profile Feature*

Photography (8)
News Photo, Sports Action Photo, Feature Photo, Sports Feature Photo, Photo Story/Essay, Environmental Portrait, Magazine Photo*, Magazine Photo Essay*

Art/Design (10)
Editorial Cartoon, Inside Page Layout, Newspaper Front Page Layout (Broadsheet or Tabloid), Informational Graphic, Line Illustration, Photo Illustration, Student Designed Advertisement, Magazine Design/Layout*, Magazine Cover Design*, and Magazine Illustration*

Multimedia (3)
Broadcast News Journalism, Video Journalism, and Online Photo Story-Essay.


Writing/Editing (7)
Copy Editing, News Story, Critical Review, Opinion Writing, Feature Story, Sports Story, Team Feature (writing)

Art/Design (2)
Editorial Cartoon, News Judgment/Layout (Broadsheet or Tabloid)

Photo (5)
Feature Photo, News Photo, Sports Photo, Team Feature (photo), Beta Creative Portrait

Multimedia (3)
Broadcast News Writing, Video Story, Social Media


Publication (1)

* Awards won in these categories do not apply to the Pacesetter award given at the state convention.

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