Category: Column Contest

News about the NSNC annual column-writing contest

No Taking Ulysses for Granted

  Ben S. Pollock President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Spring — OK, this is winter but I’m an optimist — is busy-time for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. • We’re halfway through gathering entries for the annual Column Contest. Have you sent yours in? Bloggers: You can’t win if you don’t enter. Like…

A Column’s Purpose: Fetch a Contest Win

By Mike “Doop” Deupree NSNC Contest Chair If you are particularly proud of that cleverly phrased “to do” list you put on the refrigerator, can you enter it in the annual writing contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists? Sorry, no. But if you wrote something that was read outside your kitchen, chances are…

Column Contest Deadline – March 1st

From left, Cary Grant, Frank Jenks, Roscoe Karns, Gene Lockhart, Pat Flaherty, Porter Hall, Alma Kruger & Rosalind Russell in "His Girl Friday"

Click image for the NSNC Column Contest Form The only sanctioned competition just for columnists enters the new year. The fee is reasonable, and the honor of winning has been a boon to several decades of writers. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists takes pride in seeking entries of published columns in all media: newspapers,…

Board Meets – Discusses Georgia Conference in Spring

The NSNC board of directors met Monday evening online. The major topic was the the 2012 NSNC Conference in Macon, Georgia, May 3-6 at the Marriott Hotel.  Ed Grisamore, conference chair reports, “Everything is going great. Sponsorships falling into place. Programs lining up.”  Ed is getting help from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and a…

New board members, conference, topics at board meeting

Brian O’Connor reported to the board on the outcome from the Detroit conference. Russell Frank said, “I think I speak for all that he did an amazing & much appreciated job.”  Tracy Beckerman commented, “It was my first conference, but I was knocked out by it! Really felt very well-organized!’ Brian is still finalizing the last few…

2011 Contest Winners — NOW with Judges Comments

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DETROIT, Saturday June 25, 2011 — Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times for the second straight year was named best online columnist/blogger, large website, by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. The 2011 winners of the annual contest, for work originally published during 2010, were announced at Saturday’s concluding dinner banquet of the NSNC’s 35th…

2011 Conference, Contest in the News

Contest Entries Pile Up

Below are links to articles in the top media about the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ 2011 conference or the 2011 column contest. The list will be updated. In a few days, another list will be begun with links to columns and blogs written by conferees themselves. Conference National Society of Newspaper Columnists Coming Here…

NSNC Contest Finalists Announced

It’s that time we’ve been awaiting all year: The results of the NSNC column-writing contest have been determined. The judges have pored over the entries (they may have poured over them, too, when the judging went late into the night, but if nothing spilled on the entries, we don’t ask about such things and they…

The 2010 Winning Contest Columns

General Interest Greater than 100,000 Circulation Tom Rademacher, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press – First Place  Death Sentence: Sex-offender law pushed homeless man out of shelters, into cold – Teen dispenses fresh smiles  – 2 families grieve as tragedies strike — Norris Burkes, Gannett New Service – Second Place Tears and near beer honor a fallen patriot…

Judges’ Comments 2010 Column Contest

Limestone Man

Following are comments the judges made on the entries of the first-place winners of the 2010 Column Contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Here is the full list of winners. General Interest Greater than 100,000 Circulation, Tom Rademacher, The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press: “There’s a feeling, you get when you’ve been caught doing something you shouldn’t…

NSNC 2010 Contest Winners

Congratulations! The night arrived and on a summer’s eve in Bloomington the NSNC 2010 contest winners were announced. For those who were not able to attend, myself included, I wanted to personally share the great news with each of you. — Cynthia Borris, 2010 NSNC Contest Chair General Interest Greater than 100,000 Circulation 1st place:…