Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Feb. 22 is deadline to enter International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors' annual editorial-writing contest

The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors has extended the entry deadline for its Golden Quill editorial-writing contest to Feb. 22.

The winner will get a scholarship and travel expenses up to $500 to ISWNE's annual conference in Atlanta June 19-23. Any of the 11 runners-up who have not attended an ISWNE conference will also get a scholarship.

All newspapers that publish fewer than five days per week are eligible. Entries must have been published during 2017 and 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. ISWNE prefers that entrants submit original tearsheets with the Golden Quill entry clearly marked, but it is acceptable to submit PDFs. Grassroots Editor, ISWNE's quarterly journal, will republish the 12 best editorials in the Summer 2018 issue.

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