SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Sports features

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Sports Feature category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

010 SPORTS FEATURE
Feature treatment of any sports topic. Entries can be a trend story, interview or
feature story. Each entry consists of one story.

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SFJ18 writing contest seeks: A&E commentary portfolio

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Arts & Entertainment Commentary Portfolio category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

009 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMMENTARY PORTFOLIO
A collection of three columns, essays or reviews by the same writer on any arts and entertainment topic, including dining reviews but excluding editorials. Each entry consists of three examples of the writer’s work.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: general commentary portfolio

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s General Commentary Portfolio category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

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008 GENERAL COMMENTARY PORTFOLIO

A collection of three columns or essays by the same writer on any human interest or specialty topic, excluding editorials. Each entry consists of three examples of the writer’s work, showing a range of reporting styles.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: features specialty writing portfolios

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Features Specialty Writing Portfolio category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

007 FEATURES SPECIALTY WRITING PORTFOLIO
Three stories by the same writer on one features specialty topic, such as arts and entertainment, fashion, food, health, religion, technology or travel. Entries can be trend stories, profiles, interviews, news features, general features or narratives covering the same topic. Columns and commentary are excluded. Each entry consists of three stories from the same writer.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: narrative storytelling

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Narrative Storytelling category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

006 NARRATIVE STORYTELLING
A single story told in a narrative style, using techniques such as character
development, use of dialogue, sense of place, scene building, narrative arc and
adherence to theme. Each entry consists of one story.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Features series or project

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Features series or Project category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

FEATURES SERIES OR PROJECT
Feature treatment of any lifestyle, A&E or news topic that has multiple parts. Sidebars accepted. Can include a written explanation of not more than 250 words on how the story was reported. Each entry consists of the stories that comprise the series or project. Multiple bylines accepted.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Short features

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Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Short Feature category! The stories must have published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

SHORT FEATURE
Tight, bright writing of fewer than 1,000 words. A word count is required with each entry; entries exceeding the limit will be disqualified. Enter the word count in the Comments, Credits & Other Info field on the entry form. Each entry consists of one story.