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Outstanding Literary Arts Journal Award Rubric

Chapter Involvement (30%)
This category focuses on the various ways in which Sigma Tau Delta members may contribute to the overall production of the journal, from submission, collection, selection, and editing of pieces to the construction of the journal itself.

Quality of Content (30%)
This category focuses on the journal’s content. Further, featured written and visual pieces should reflect one or more of these qualities: innovation, creativity, and/or craft/artistry; featured images should also be clearly presented/visually accessible; and the written content should be cleanly edited.

Quality of Design (25%)
This category focuses on the quality of the journal’s cover and layout and the consistency of formatting, including the quality of the graphic design and organization of the journal.

Overall Cohesiveness of the Journal (15%)
This category focuses on the thematic or stylistic cohesiveness of the journal; additionally, the variety of genres and the overall cohesiveness of the journal’s arrangement is also a consideration.

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