Journalism competition

 Use your journalism skills to help spread a message of acceptance, respect and inclusion for a campaign the Meek School will host in April.

Submit a feature story, essay, photo or video package about a person or topic related to the importance of diversity, inclusion and acceptance. It should NOT be about the campaign itself. It might be about a person who has fought stereotypes, a person or organization who champions diversity, a personal experience or a lesson learned about stereotyping.

The campaign’s theme asks students to wait before assuming they understand a person based solely on that person’s race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness or other factor. One factor, especially one you are likely born with, does not define who a person is.

Too often, we fall into that easy trap of stereotyping people based on their outward presentation without bothering to get to know him or her.

Send submissions to: rbstreet@olemiss.edu by April 7 at 8 a.m.  Send print submissions as an attached Word doc. Send photos as an attachment. Upload videos to YouTube and send only the link. Be sure to NOT mark your video as private.

Categories:

  1. Best print feature article
  2. Best broadcast package story
  3. Best editorial/column/personal essay
  4. Best photo (include an AP style caption)

Rules:

  1. Print submissions should not exceed 1,000 words.
  2. Broadcast packages should not exceed two minutes.
  3. Entries will NOT be accepted after April 8 at 8 a.m.
  4. The submission may be something you have already created, but a new story created specifically for this event is preferred.

The winning submissions will be:

  1. Announced at the opening ceremony on April 19 at 10 a.m.
  2. Submitted to The Daily Mississippian/Newswatch for possible use
  3. Posted on the campaign’s website
  4. Eligible for a possible prize to be determined.

Due date: April 7, 8 a.m. Late submissions are not accepted.


imc competition

Use your IMC skills to create items for a campaign for It Starts with (Me)ek.

Categories:

  1. Best Snapchat geofilter  
  2. Best print ad

Rules and Guidelines:

  1. The ad can announce the campaign for April 19-25 OR convey the key points of the campaign found below.
  2. Ad should be full color and sent as a 8/10 PDF.
  3. Using the campaign logo is encouraged. Download the logo here
  4. By submitting your work, you agree for the campaign to use and own all rights to your design. 
  5. Download Snapchat template from Snapchat website.
  6. Send submissions for both categories to Bess Nichols as an attachment at lenicho1@go.olemiss.edu by April 7 at 8 a.m.

The winning submissions will be:

  1. Announced at the opening ceremony on April 19 at 10 a.m.
  2. Ad will be displayed in Farley Hall and submitted to The Daily Mississippian for possible publication.
  3. Posted on the campaign’s website and social media.
  4. Snapchat filter will be submitted to Snapchat for use during the campaign
  5. Eligible for a possible prize to be determined.

The ad should convey one of these messages:

  1. Just pause before judging someone only on their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness or other factor.
  2. Just pause before assuming you have nothing in common with someone.  We all have more in common than you think
  3. Just pause before you react, speak or post.