2016 Creative Projects Competition: Call For Entries

Visual Communications Division of AEJMC

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016

What is the Creative Projects Competition?

The 2016 Creative Projects Competition is an opportunity to have your creative scholarship vetted in a blind-juried, peer-reviewed forum. In order to achieve a high standard of quality the acceptance rate will be below 30%.
Note: There is a limit of two entries per person.

What work should you enter?

The format is non-restrictive, but an entry must include a strong visual component that would typically appear as "Creative Scholarship" or "Creative Work" on your curriculum vitae. Projects that have been accepted into the Creative Projects competition in the past include: historical studies, visual communication, photojournalism, books, and documentaries. Work created between April 1, 2015 and April 1, 2016 is eligible to enter.

AEJMC provides a separate competition for digital and web work. More information about the Best of Digital/Best of Web competition can be found here.

How will the work be judged?

The work will be judged by a panel of judges using the following criteria:

How do I enter?

OPTION 1: ENTER ONLINE

  1. Fill out an entry form for each entry you are submitting.
  2. Your submission should include a one page explanation of the problem and your solution. You should stress your solution's significance to the study of visual journalism, as well as any connections to pedagogical approaches or theories.
  3. Create a folder with your completed entry form and no more than four high quality digital images of your entry. Compress the folder and label it with the project name. Upload the compressed file to Google Drive and share it with the Creative Projects Competition Chair. A video tutorial of this process can be found here.

OPTION 2: MAIL IN AN ENTRY

Unfortunately we are unable to return entry materials. Please do not send any work that is in low supply. In addition, all entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2016.

  1. Fill out an entry form for each entry you are submitting, and attach the form to the back of the piece.
  2. Your submission should include a one page explanation of the problem and your solution. You should stress your solution's significance to the study of visual journalism, as well as any connections to pedagogical approaches or theories.
  3. Please provide one high-quality digital image for each entry submitted. Note: Digital files are typically submitted on a CD.

Acceptable File Formats

Each entry, whether submitted digitally or mailed in, must be accompanied by a digital image. This image should:

Mail Entries To:

Ben Hannam
Associate Professor
School of Communications
Elon University
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

When will I be notified?

Winners will be contacted in May 2016. Historically, selected winners are asked to present their work during a 15-minute presentation at the AEJMC conference. More information about this presentation will be forwarded as details about the conference are determined.

Questions & Comments

Please email bhannam@elon.edu