Writing Pinnacles  (All publications and online products are eligible for the Writing Pinnacles. All individual entries must be submitted as links to online content. Best Special Section entries must be uploaded as PDFs.)

See information about all Individual Pinnacles here.   

1. Best Breaking News Story: This category recognizes excellence in a single story, based on the quality of writing and thoroughness  and reporting, written on deadline about a breaking news event.            

2. Best General News Story: This category recognizes excellence in a single story, based on the quality of writing and thoroughness of reporting, about a general news event.            

3. Best News Package: This category recognizes excellence in a package of stories, based on the quality of writing  and thoroughness of reporting, about a news event. Entries must include at least three stories published in a single issue.            

4. Best Investigative Story: This category recognizes excellence in a single story based on the quality of writing and thoroughness of reporting with investigative journalism techniques.            

5. Best Feature Story: This category recognizes excellence in a single feature story, based on the quality of writing  and thoroughness of reporting, about a topic that is not breaking or general news.            

6. Best Profile: This category recognizes excellence in a profile of a single personality, based on the quality of writing   and thoroughness of reporting.            

7. Best Arts and Entertainment Story: This category recognizes excellence in an arts and entertainment story, based on the quality of writing  and thoroughness of reporting.            

8. Best Editorial: This category recognizes excellence in a single editorial, based on the quality of writing  and thoroughness of reporting.            

9. Best Column: This category recognizes excellence in a single column, based on the quality of writing  and thoroughness of reporting.            

10. Best Special Section: This category recognizes excellence, based on the quality of writing  and thoroughness of reporting, in a free-standing section designed to focus on a single theme or audience. Entries must include the entire section. PLEASE NOTE: This category has been split in two: 4 pages or less and more than 4 pages.