Newsletter Judging and Awards

Region Newsletter Editors are encouraged to submit your Region’s newsletter to the Director of Regions for judging. Newsletters are recognized with an award based on how they score using the 14 points listed here. The judging time frame follows the calendar year—January 1 to December 31.

2024 MARC Newsletter Awards

14 Point Content Criteria

1.  Format and General Appearance
i. Overall look and presentation
2.  List of Officers
i. Names of Officers
ii. Other contact information (News Editor, Webmaster, Tour Director, etc.)
3.  Presidents/Directors column
i. Please identify the President/Director as the author
4.  Editors column
i. Please identify the editor as the author
5.  Minutes of club meetings
i. The club meeting minutes. (Treasurers report is optional)
6.  Youth report
i. Anything aimed toward the youth reader promoting the hobby
ii. Please identify it as the Youth Report
7.  Calendar or Schedule of events/activities
8.  Reports from past events
9.  Technical Tips/Activities/Information
i. Articles, drawings, member ideas, etc.
ii. Note the source if copyrighted
10.  Classified section
i. Items “For Sale” by members (not advertisers)
11.  Club member information
i. New Members
ii. A member’s project or tour article, sunshine report, etc.
12.  Era fashion articles
i. Note the source if copyrighted
13.  National Club News
i. Any MARC Board of Directors communication, future MARC events, reports of past events and application for MARC membership
14.  Photographs

MARC Newsletter Awards
“Newsletter of the year” All 14 criteria points & Best Overall Newsletter (Plaque)
“Best Cover” Consistently submitted best cover (Plaque)
“Award of Highest Achievement” Consistently met 13-14 criteria points (Plaque)
“Award of Continuing Excellence” Consistently met 12-13 criteria points (Certificate)
“Award of Excellence” Consistently met 11-12 criteria points (Certificate)
“Award of Merit” Consistently met 9-11 criteria points (Certificate)
“Participation Award” Submit a newsletter 3-8 criteria points (Certificate)

Send to MARC Director of Regions
Jim Zimmer, [email protected]