Category: Column Contest

News about the NSNC annual column-writing contest

Announcing NSNC 2017 Column Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations! Category A: General Interest, print over 50,000 circulation First Place:  Helen Ubinas, Philadelphia Daily News Second Place: Mike Newall, Philadelphia Media Network Third Place: Jesse Rifkin, Boxoffice Magazine, USA Today, LA Times Category B: Humor, print, over 50,000 circulation First Place:  Irv Erdos, San Diego Union Tribune Second Place:  Leah Eskin, Chicago Tribune Third…

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 Column Contest to Friday, March 31. If you find the online submission method intimidating, here’s…

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 blog only can now enter! Increase your professional standing with “Nominated for NSNC Columnist Award”…

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 will be named in eight categories including General Interest, Humor and Online-Blog-Multimedia. Yes, writers who…

2016 Column Contest Winners Announced in Los Angeles

Winners in the 2016 annual column contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists were announced Saturday night (June, 25) at the awards banquet of its 40th annual conference, held in Los Angeles. Each contestant submitted three columns or blog posts that were published in calendar year 2015. First place in each category is receiving…

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 40th annual NSNC Conference, June 24-26 at the Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles. Finalists…

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 is three newspaper columns or blog posts from 2015 and $25 for NSNC members; $50 for…

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 to the winning columns of the six 2015 winners in the annual contest of the…

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 six categories including General Interest, Humor and Online-Blog-Multimedia. Increase your professional standing with “Nominated for…

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 place $100, in addition to certificates. Honorable mention recipients receive certificates. Deadline Now midnight Pacific,…

2015 Column Contest Winners Announced in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, June 27, 2015 — Winners in the 2015 annual column contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists were announced tonight at the awards banquet of its 39th annual conference, held at The Alexander hotel. Each contestant submitted three columns or blog posts that were published in calendar year 2014. First place in each…

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 The Alexander in Indianapolis. Each contestant submitted three columns or blog posts that were published…

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 of fortune: $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Finalists and…

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 Print out your choice, fill out and postal-mail to NSNC headquarters with a check. Mailed-in…

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. Deadline for entries is Sunday, March 15, 2015, now Wednesday, April 1, 2015, midnight Pacific.…

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, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. These top columnists as well as honorable mentions are…

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 third-, second- and first-place order will be announced after a somewhat briefer wait, for the…