Category: Winning columns

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

2018 NSNC Column Writing Contest Begins Soon!

Does Winning Make a Difference? By Suzette Standring NSNC Executive Director Get ready! The NSNC Column Writing Contest is coming up and national bragging rights could be yours. Eight categories, 36 ways to place, and cash prizes!  A specially designed NSNC Winner’s Badge is given to all winners for personal website posting. Your frustrations were…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 what the previous winners did. Following are PDFs or links to the winning columns of…

One Last Time for Ebert: 2013 Column Contest Winners

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Chicago’s late movie critic-cum-blogger Roger Ebert has hit one last national writing contest ball out of the park. The longtime Chicago Sun-Times writer, who died of complications of cancer last April at age 70, won first place for online columns or blogs on large websites in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists…

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. General Interest (print) over 50,000 circulation — Gendy Alimurung, LA Weekly. The headlines in this…

2012 NSNC Column Contest Winners; Now with Judges’ Comments

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MACON, Ga., May 7, 2012 — Winners of the annual writing contest of the 2012 National Society of Newspaper Columnists were announced Saturday, May 5, at the NSNC’s 36th annual conference, held this year in Macon. Columnists early this year were invited to submit three works originally published in print or online newspapers, magazines* or…

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…

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…

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:…