Submission Guidelines

The US National Committee (USNC) of IUCN welcomes submissions of news, blogs, and announcements from member organizations that share news of your work and accomplishments, provided they are relevant to the USNC community. The USNC Editorial Committee may not be able to share all the submissions we receive, and the USNC reserves the right to select and post only the blogs that are most useful to our audience. For example, the USNC will not post blogs or news stories about petitions or fundraising campaigns, and will only post major events and announcements open to all members of the USNC community.

 

To increase the likelihood of your submission being posted, please follow these simple guidelines:

Guidelines for Blogs and News Stories

First, decide if you are submitting a blog or news story. Blogs should be personal and told from your perspective and allow readers to post comments, while news stories are told from your organization’s perspective.

  1. Create a title that is interesting and makes the reader want to know more.

  2. Blogs should be between 300 and 750 words.

  3. Write news stories from your organization’s perspective, and blogs from your own perspective.

  4. Links back to your own website are allowed.

  5. Don’t get too technical; rather, write the blog or news story so that all members of our community can readily understand it.

  6. Submit 1-5 photos, at least 1500px wide, with (interesting) captions. Make sure the USNC is legally allowed to use and share any photos you send (submit your own photos, not ones you found on the internet). Extra photos and video links are welcomed.

  7. Provide a short summary of your blog or news story in 150 characters or less.

  8. Submit blogs and news stories through the News & Blog Submission Form.

Guidelines for Events

The USNC Calendar features events important to the community. If you are having an event that you would like to appear on the calendar, please fill out the Events Submission Form. Please include all relevant information on the date, time, and location of your event, a short description, a link for more information, and an image we can use.

Send submissions to:

Deborah Good

Email: Deborah.GOOD@iucn.org