1st Place, Front Page – Newsmagazine Style
2021-22, Division 1, News Design & Info Graphics
By Camille Berko
The Bucs’ Blade
Grand Haven High School
ND-05. Front Page/Newspaper Style
What does “Newspaper Style” And “Newsmagazine Style” mean for front page design? Learn more and see examples. Any front page of a print periodical can be entered into this category — regardless of page size. It should share more visual similarities with a traditional newspaper front page than a traditional magazine cover.
Page contains nameplate. No advertising used on this page. Page will be evaluated for content and design and for overall use of space. Submit a PDF of the print page.
- Attractive nameplate, harmonizes with design, includes date, issue, volume, school, city, and state
- Page generates reader interest; showcases important content
- Sound, journalistic style of writing
- Maintains visual interest in lower half of page
- Consistent use of headline styles/type faces
- Photos effectively cropped, of varied size, shape, emphasizing action
- Demonstrates effective graphic style, with graphic devices contributing to impact of page
- Clear relationships demonstrated between story and related pictures/art
- Cutlines stand out from body copy; effective lead-ins used for longer cutlines
ND-06. Story Package
Packages will be evaluated for overall design and how well multiple content elements work together to tell a story. Content should be based on one significant topic built around a dominant story packaged with or without a secondary story; dominant art and possibly secondary art; and may include other quick reads. The package may start on the front page, jumping inside, or it may start/finish on inside pages. This does not need to be a true spread or full-page design. Individual elements included as part of a story package can be entered in other categories. Submit a PDF of the print newspaper or magazine page(s).
- Package generates reader interest; showcases strongest content
- Story package elements — including stories, photos, supplementary copy, headlines, caption, graphics, etc. — work together to tell a single story
- Visual elements tie package together to create cohesiveness, even if package extends to another non-consecutive page or does not fill an entire page.
- Graphic devices, if used, contribute to overall impact of package
- Design reflects effective graphic style, personality of publication
- Consistent use of headline styles/typography
- Content covers appropriate, timely issues/topics
- Package elements display sound journalistic principles
- Headlines get smaller in relation to importance of elements in package