By Victoria Rogers
The Citadel
Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy
1st Place Division 4, News Design
Sports Page/Spread


  • Avoids sports jargon, cliches
  • Strong visual center of interest; visually attractive top and bottom
  • Demonstrates knowledge of subject
  • Consistent use of headline styles/type faces; head sizes indicate importance of story
  • Cutlines stand out from body copy; effective lead-ins used for longer cutlines
  • Graphic devices and ads, if used, contribute to impact of page, are attractively packaged, and encourage readership
  • Clear relationship between story and related pictures/art; potential for each story to draw readers
  • Photos effectively cropped, of varied size, shape, and emphasizing action
  • Page design reflects personality, contributes to attractiveness of page