Our pro judges will pick the top three entries in time for the Apple Awards ceremony Saturday morning, March 9. If you win, place, or show, you’ll pick up your certificate there.

Winning entries will also be posted on this page, with bios on the winners – suitable for linking when you apply for, oh, an internship or job.

So what makes a winner? Judges will rate each entry on how well it covered its particular focus. It’s not hard to compare a video to a podcast to a story if you stick to how clean and crisp each reporter did their job.

In other words, you don’t need to dig up a scandal or document or a death. The littlest, grittiest slice of life done right is enough to win Iron Reporter.