Vol. 53, No. 4 May 2016 .pdf version
INSIDE THIS ISSUE ...
Ed Graney: Moving forward, alert for icebergs
Joe Mitch: No dry eyes during Samantha Smith's speech
USBWA seeking volunteers to tackle everyday issues
Best Writing contest deadline approaches
Hield, Simmons, Mack win men's honors
Stewart, Auriemma capture top women's honors

Best Writing contest deadline approaches

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The deadline for submitting stories and columns that were published during the 2015-16 college basketball season for the USBWA's Best Writing Contest is June 15. The contest is sponsored by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Entries can be submitted in five categories: column writing, moderate-length features, magazine- length features, spot news/game coverage and enterprise/investigative stories.

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Andrew and Samantha Smith's blog
All-America Teams: Men | Women
2016-17 USBWA Officers

Only dues-paying members of the USBWA are eligible to enter the writing contest.

Members may enter more than one category, but may submit only one entry per category. Plaques and cash prizes will be awarded in each category: $150 for first place, $125 for second, $100 for third, $75 for fourth and $50 for fifth.

Members may enter more than one category, but may submit only one entry per category. A series of articles may be submitted in the enterprise/investigative category.

Entries must include at the top of each story the category, the story's author or authors, the publication in which the article appeared and the date of the publication. New this year is the addition of an email address and telephone number for the entry's writer or writers.

Only dues-paying members of the USBWA are eligible to enter the writing contest.

Entries must be submitted to contest@ usbwa.com in a readable type size. Any entry submitted in a type size too small to read will not be considered. Send Word or text files only. Do not send links to stories on the Internet and clippings from magazines or newspapers. Also, delete any advertising, photos and captions from the files and any unnecessary carriage returns.

Entries received after the June 15 deadline will not be accepted.

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