The Berkeley Aquatic Club is sponsoring a journalism contest, open to all New Jersey high school students.
The winners of the contest will work with journalism professionals from Swimming World Magazine at the Jan. 10-12, CeraVe invitational held at Rutgers University Sonny Werblin recreation center in Piscataway.
The students will have the opportunity to write articles about each event at the meet, take pictures and videos, do on the spot interviews and make feature articles or videos and then post them to Swimming World’s website, all under the guidance of Swimming World Magazine professionals.
Celeste Cirillo-Penn, a 2012 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, currently attending Cornell University, said, “Interning for Swimming World Magazine was an exciting and enlightening experience. I got to experience what it is like to work a real event, and the hands on training and assistance I received has really improved my journalism. The feedback we were given on our articles was instrumental in improving not only the technical aspects of my writing but also the content. I would definitely recommend this internship.”
Each year, 12 students from across the state are chosen to participate. Swimming knowledge is helpful but not necessary.
For more information about the journalism contest, visit www.BerkeleyAquaticClub.com.