AMERICAN MENSA MEMORANDUM
Date: March 10, 1979
To: Charles M. Fallon, Chairman
From: Richard A. Amyx
Subject: Editors' AwardsVoting Categories
is a list of the categories that will be used to determine the Editors'
Awards until such time as there might be a need for change. This list was compiled from suggestions received from
editors, tempered by Meredy's and my experience and judgment.
Covermost attractive or appealing cover.
Artincludes all art: fine
art, decorative art, and comic art.
Graphics/layoutincludes all graphic elements that go into
making a newsletter: neatness,
headlines, type style, amount of reduction, special effects, etc.
Continuing column/regular contributoroutstanding monthly column
or work of regular contributor.
Creative writingall elements of writing not specifically
identified otherwise: short
fiction, poetry, humor, satire.
Articles and essaysvariety and interest of content of articles
submitted by members.
Personality/atmospherefriendliness, welcoming manner, positive
Service to local grouplocal news, items of benefit to local
group members, responsiveness to members, calendar.
Editorial styleindividuality, character, direction, judgment,
variety, general appeal.
we will continue with the Special Mention and Owl Awards as before.
This, finally, concludes the work of the Subcommittee on Editors'
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