Winning columns

Winners of the NSNC annual column-writing contest, their submitted columns

Columns of 1st-Place Winners, 2013

Top of an NSNC winning column for 2013 by Tom Rademacher of the Grand Rapids Press.

With the 2014 column contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists now open — see 2014 Contest Rules for details — writers interested in submitting three pieces they published or posted in 2013 might find it helpful to see…

Columns of 2012 Contest Winners

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Following are PDFs or links to the winning columns of the six 2012 first-place winners in the annual contest of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Each entrant was required to submit three columns originally published in 2011. Category A.…

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…

The 2010 Winning Contest Columns

Out of the Blue

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…