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.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

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 contests seeks: Arts & Entertainment stories

Certificate

Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Arts & Entertainment 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.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE
Feature treatment of an arts and entertainment topic – such as architecture, art, books, dance, movies, music, opera, television or theater. Entries can be a single trend story, interview or feature story. Each entry consists of one story.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: general features

Certificate

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

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

GENERAL FEATURE
Feature treatment of any A&E, lifestyles or news topic. Entries can be a single trend story, profile, interview, news feature or general feature of 1,000 words or more. Sidebars accepted. Each entry consists of one story. Multiple bylines accepted.