Basic entry requirements

Where to start

Get together a team of students to create a two-page newspaper for the Herald. We recommend teams of around 10-15 students, however there are no set rules. Some schools opt to allocate the project to one class; some form their editorial team from GATS or special-interest students; some allocate individual stories to classes throughout the school. Whatever works for your school and your students is fine.

What you'll need to do

The competition requires teams of students to fill two Herald pages with news stories, photographs, an editorial opinion and accompanying cartoon, masthead and advertisement designed for the competition sponsor the Newcastle Permanent Building Society.

Page 1:

Masthead: supply a catchy name for your newspaper and a separate jpg image of your crest that is at least 400kB.

Story 1: 250-word story accompanied by a photograph.

Story 2: 350-word lead story accompanied by a photograph.

Story 3: 200-word story accompanied by a photograph.

Page 2:

Story 4: 400-word editorial, accompanied by an editorial cartoon.

Story 5: 250-300 word page lead story, accompanied by a photograph.

Story 6: 150-200 word story, accompanied by horizontal photograph.

Advertisement: A student-designed advertisement for the Newcastle Permanent Building Society based on one of the three themes of financial awareness, literacy or the society's Here For Good theme, including an image that identifies the building society in the advertisement.

Each school will be allocated material due and publication dates, and an advertising theme. All material should be emailed to Judith Whitfield at schools@theherald.com.au. 

Find out more here: What You Need To Do