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Annual OPSWA Writing Contest

The next writing contest will include entries from Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2013. The deadline to submit entries is February 8, 2014. Winners will be announced at the annual statewide meeting on April 3, 2014. Sportswriters around the state serve as judges.

 

Categories:

   Investigative/Enterprise, News Story, Feature Story, Column, Game Story and Photograph

 

Divisions:

   Division I: Daily Circulation over 25,000 (12 newspapers, see list on contest application form) and Websites

   Division II: Daily Circulation between 15,000 and 25,000

   Division III: All other daily newspapers

   Division IV: Non-daily newspapers and specialty publications

 

Important Notes:

   Must be a registered OPSWA member to enter contest.  [ OPSWA Membership Registration ]

   Contest fee is $15 per writer regardless of number of entries submitted. See details on contest application form.

   [ CONTEST APPLICATION FORM ]      Separate form required for each article.

 

   Limit three entries per category per writer.
   Keep headline on submission but redact byline and name of newspaper in article.
   Submissions must be mailed and postmarked by February 8.
   Submissions must be reconfigured to be sent on standard 8.5x11 paper.
   Do not staple documents together. Please use paper clips.

 

2012 Contest Award Winners

April 18, 2013 - The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced its 2012 annual writing contest award winners at its statewide meeting held at the OHSAA Office in Columbus.

 

2011-12 Award Winners Press Release

 

Writers of the Year

Division I Tim Warsinskey, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Division II Jon Spencer, Mansfield News Journal
Division III/IV Rick Noland, Medina Gazette
Division V Todd Stumpf, Medina Post

2011 Contest Award Winners

March 30, 2012 - The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced its 2010-2011 annual writing contest award winners at its statewide meeting held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Worthington.

 

2010-2011 Award Winners Press Release

 

Writers of the Year

Division I Tim Warsinskey, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Division II Jon Spencer, Mansfield New Journal

Division III/IV Matthew Horn, Port Clinton News Herald

Division V Todd Stumpf, Medina Post

2010 Contest Award Winners

April 26, 2011 - On the eve of impending structural changes to its organization, the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced its 2009-10 writing contest award winners. The annual writing contest was judged by Ohio University and was coordinated in part by treasurer Tom Metters of Athens and past president Randy Heath of Jackson.

 

2009-10 Award Winners Press Release

 

President's Award
Tim Rogers, Cleveland Plain Dealer


Writers of the Year
Division I Matt Natali, Ohio High Magazine
Division II Theresa Neuhoff Audia, Willoughby News-Herald
Division III Albert Grindle, Medina County Gazette
Division IV Matthew Horn, Port Clinton News Herald
Division V Chris Galoski, Suburban News Publications

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