Folio News Categories

News organizations and freelancers are eligible to enter FMC’s Folio Awards. Each story must focus, all or in part, on Long Island, N.Y. Categories change yearly, so please review carefully. Entry rules and fees apply. Entries must be submitted with entry forms, which are downloadable. News media may also enter work in social media categories. (Click here for social media details.)

Click Here to Read Folio Awards Entry Rules 

Category A: Television & Radio Entry Categories (includes podcasts & online-only TV/Radio formats)

A1. Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

A2. Continuing News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

A3. Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

A4. Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

A5. Spot News Story

A6. Feature Story – Long Form

A7. Health News

A8. Science News

A9. Environment News

A10. Cultural News

A11. Historical News

A12. Dr. Sean A. Fanelli Award in Educational Reporting

A13. Political News Coverage

A14. Economic or Business News

A15. Weather, Boating & Coastal News

A16. Enterprise Reporting

A17. Consumer Issues News

A18. Best Newscast

A19. Best Talk Show

Specific Issues

Specific Issues are special categories devoted to the most pertinent issues facing Long Island today.

SIA1. Superstorm Sandy: One-Year Anniversary News or Feature

SIA2: Superstorm Sandy: Recovery Update News or Feature

SIA3: Local Election News or Feature

SIA4.  Affordable Housing News or Feature

SIA5. Energy News or Feature

SIA6. Smart Growth News or Feature

SIA7. School-to-Workforce News or Feature

SIA8. Transportation News or Feature

SIA9. Immigration News or Feature

SIA10. Taxes: Accountability News or Feature

SIA11. Affordable Housing Talk Show and/or Commentary

SIA12. Energy Talk Show and/or Commentary

SIA13. Smart Growth Talk Show and/or Commentary

SIA14. School-to-Workforce Talk Show and/or Commentary

SIA15. Transportation Improvements Talk Show and/or Commentary

SIA16. Impact of Immigration Talk Show and/or Commentary

SIA17. Taxes: Accountability Talk Show and/or Commentary

Category B: Newspaper/Magazine Entry Categories (includes online-only newspaper/magazine formats)

B1. An article, column or series about the news media and its impact on Long Island.

B2. Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Journalism (May not be a series. Enter a series of investigative news stories in Category B14.)

B3. Feature Story – Under 2,000 words

B4. Feature Story – More than 2,000 words

B5. Science, Health or Environment News

B6. Cultural, Artistic, Historical, or Religious News

B7. Dr. Sean A. Fanelli Award in Educational Reporting

B8. Economic or Business News

B9. Consumer Issues News

B10. Political News

B11. Editorial

B12. News Analysis

B13. Trend of the Year

B14. Enterprise Reporting

B15. Column

B16. Commentary

B17. Political Commentary

B18. Best Newspaper (print or online)

B19. Weather, Boating & Coastal  News

B20. Local Election News

Specific Issues

Specific Issues are special categories devoted to the most pertinent issues facing Long Island today.  Up to 2 entries permitted in each category.

SIB1. Superstorm Sandy: One-Year Anniversary News or Feature

SIB2: Superstorm Sandy: Recovery Update News or Feature

SIB3. Affordable Housing News or Feature

SIB4. Energy Trends & Innovation News or Feature

SIB5. Smart Growth News or Feature

SIB6. School-to-Workforce News or Feature

SIB7. Transportation Improvements News or Feature

SIB8. Impact of Immigration News or Feature

SIB9. Taxes: Accountability News or Feature

SIB10. Affordable Housing Column or Editorial

SIB11. Energy Trends & Innovations Column or Editorial

SIB12. Smart Growth Column or Editorial

SIB13. School-to-Workforce Column or Editorial

SIB14. Transportation Improvements Column or Editorial

SIB15. Impact of Immigration Column or Editorial

SIB16. Taxes: Accountability Column or Editorial

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