Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thursday is deadline for weeklies' editorial writing contest

Feb. 1 is the deadline to enter editorials or staff-written opinion pieces in the 58th annual Golden Quill Award Contest of the
International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

All newspapers that publish fewer than five days per week are eligible, and entries must have been published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017. Entries should identify local issues that are or should be of concern to the community, offer an opinion, and support a cause of action.

You can nominate someone else's editorial(s) or send your own, and you can enter two editorials per person. The cost is $20 per person for ISWNE members or $25 for non-members. If two people are entering from the same newsroom, the cost is $40 for ISWNE members and $50 for non-members.

Click here for more information about the contest, and click here for a printable entry form with more specifics about how to enter.

Grassroots Editor, ISWNE's quarterly journal, will republish the 12 best editorials in the Summer 2018 issue. The Golden Quill winner will be invited to ISWNE's annual conference in Portland, Ore., July 11-15, 2018. The winner will receive a conference scholarship and travel expenses up to $500.

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