Contest Chair

Brian Thompson, contest chair


Brian Thompson is the award-winning writer of the weekly humor column, “Life in a Nutshell,” in The St. Augustine Record (St. Augustine, Fla.) He has written the column for almost 20 years, and in 2016 won second place in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Column Contest in the humor category (print newspapers under 50,000 circulation.) Thompson has also won 7 awards for commentary from the Florida Press Club, and has been featured on Jacksonville NPR-affiliate WJCT.

You can read “Life in a Nutshell” online at

Thompson is also the News and Information Director at Flagler College, edits Flagler College Magazine, and advises the college’s online-only newspaper, as well as its student-run literature journal. He serves as awards coordinator on the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards and Apple Awards contests.

He is a former journalist and editor, and has written for Scholastic’s Parent and Child Magazine, Folio Weekly, Jacksonville Magazine, The Jacksonville Business Journal, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, Rosebud, and Delicious Magazine.

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