This contest has made two changes. The move to all online was one change. The second change is candidates organizing examples according to the 11 curriculum areas, and aligning the rubric to match. You can access the rubric here. And the WordPress tutorials (STEP 4, Setting Up your Menu Choices) also will address this change in detail. For an abbreviated version of those details, check this out.
When eligible candidates set up their work examples, they need to categorize them by these curriculum areas. They are: Design, Editing, Entrepreneurship, Law and Ethics, Leadership and Team Building, Multimedia Broadcast, News Gathering, News Literacy, Photojournalism, Web and Writing.
The candidate’s goal to impress the judges should be about quality, not quantity. They are encouraged to NOT try and find an example for every one of these categories IF they don’t have examples for all of them. These are just the labels to attach to the work they are exhibiting to the judges. For example, if a candidate has photography, they may categorize it under Photojournalism. Or if a candidate is an editor and has examples of when they were a leader, it would go under Leadership and Team Building. If one feels they have something meaningful for all these categories, then they should add them. But the goal is still to show the judges your best work.
Should there be questions, state directors, candidates or their advisers are welcome to contact the JOY Committee Chair Rebecca Pollard for clarification or more information.