Category: Column Contest

News about the NSNC annual column-writing contest

Annual Contest Deadline Extended

by Cathy Turney Column Contest Chair The cavemen had it right– their column contests were conducted on clay tablets. Technology is great…when it works. Well, we’ve had some challenges this year, and so we’re extended the deadline for the 2017 NSNC…

2017 Annual Column Contest Opens! Up to 40 Chances to Place!

By Cathy Turney Contest Chair The National Society of Newspaper Columnists announces that its 2017 contest is now open for submissions. Finalists and honorable mentions will be named in eight categories including General Interest, Humor and Online-Blog-Multimedia. Yes, writers who…

2017 Annual Column Contest Opens!

Up to 40 Chances to Place! By Cathy Turney Contest Chair National Society of Newspaper Columnists The National Society of Newspaper Columnists announces that its 2017 contest is now open for submissions. (See complete Rules HERE.) Finalists and honorable mentions…

2016 Column Contest Finalists

#NSNC16 Annual Contest Judges have completed their task and chosen the finalists of the 2016 Annual Column Contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. They’ve also ranked them, but that’s a secret until the June 25 Awards Banquet of…

The Kentucky Derby of Journalism

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#NSNC16 Column Contest By Cathy Turney Contest Chair Win First Place – $300 Second Place – $200 Third Place – $100 Place Be one of 36 finalists Show Just show us your best columns or blogs Enter by March 15! All it takes…

2015 Contest’s Winning Columns

With the 2016 column contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists now open, writers interested in submitting three pieces they published or posted in 2015 might find insight from the first-place entries from the previous year. Following are links…

2016 Annual Column Contest Opens

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Up to 18 Chances to Place By Cathy Turney Contest Chair National Society of Newspaper Columnists The National Society of Newspaper Columnists announces that its 2016 contest is now open for submissions. Finalists and honorable mentions will be named in…

Contest Deadline Extended! Here’s the Rules

Here are the rules for the 2016 column contest, covering columns published in the 2015 calendar year. Read carefully, as rules have been revised. Categories are the same. First place in each category will receive $300, second place $200 and third…

2015 Column Contest Finalists Announced

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Finalists in the 2015 annual column contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists have been chosen. Their third-, second- and first-place positions will be announced at the Awards Banquet during the 2015 NSNC conference on Saturday, June 27, at…

2015 Column Contest Extended to April 1!

The annual contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists is open! The deadline this year is: Sunday, March 15, midnight Pacific Has been extended to midnight Pacific on Wednesday, April 1! Besides fame, winners and finalists get a token…

Payment Options for 2015 Column Contest

Entering the 2015 NSNC Column Contest requires two steps: Completing the entry form and paying the fee. Each has convenient options. The 2015 Contest Entry Form is available in two versions: Entry form as PDF Entry form as Word doc…

Rules of 2015 Column Contest

These are the rules for the 2015 column contest, covering columns published in the 2014 calendar year. First place in each category will receive $300, second place $200 and third place $100, in addition to certificates. Honorable mentions receive certificates.…

NSNC Column Contest Winners 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Society of Newspaper Columnists proudly announces the winners of the 2014 annual column contest. The third-, second- and first-place order was announced at the Awards Banquet during the 2014 NSNC conference on Saturday, June 28,…

Finalists in 2014 Columnist Contest

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One long wait is over, the judges for the 2014 annual column contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists have selected finalists. Each contestant submitted three columns or blog posts that were published in calendar year 2013. The actual…

Tips on Contest Entries

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This column originally was published in the March 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Bill Ervolino Contest Chair National Society of Newspaper Columnists Contest deadlines are looming — and NSNC’s has…