The Kentucky Derby of Journalism

#NSNC16 Column Contest

By Cathy Turney
Contest Chair


  • First Place – $300
  • Second Place – $200
  • Third Place – $100


  • Be one of 36 finalists


Cathy Turney

Cathy Turney

Enter by March 15! All it takes is three newspaper columns or blog posts from 2015 and $25 for NSNC members; $50 for non-NSNC members. Join NSNC for only $50 more and enjoy the reduced contest entry fee and the gratification of supporting our future.

Up to 36 finalists and honorable mentions will be named in six categories including General Interest, Humor and Online-Blog-Multimedia. Winners will be announced at our gala conference June 23-26, 2016, at the Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles. Look at the fabulous program of events.

illustration of win-place-show with a horseshoeIncrease your professional standing with “Nominated for NSNC Columnist Award” on your resume and website! Can it get much better than that?

Enter now. The March 15 deadline will come and go before you know it.


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Cathy Turney is author of Laugh Your Way to Real Estate Sales Success. Email her at, and check out her blog Cathy Turney Writes. Follow her on Twitter at @CathyTurneyLafs and at Facebook.

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This piece first was published in the March 2016 issue of The Columnist, the monthly membership newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

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