2013 IBMA WRITING COMPETITION
The 2013 International Bowling Media Association (IBMA) writing competition is limited to IBMA members in good standing.
NEW. There are three categories for judging: News/Feature; Editorial; and Newsletter (including online newsletters). Entries must be original clippings from the respective publication; printouts from materials published on Internet Web sites, and/or tape or CD of materials from radio or television. Non-bylined copies of entries must also be submitted via email for judging purposes.
Entry guidelines for the three IBMA categories are as follows:
a) NEWS/FEATURE: A non-fiction story, a news story, or coverage of an event about bowling
b) EDITORIAL: Any opinion expressed in the media concerning a bowling-related subject.
c) NEWSLETTER: Any Amateur Newsletter published by an association or other bowling organization
In the News/Feature category and the Editorial Category, there will be two levels of competition, Professional and Associate (Amateur). All Newsletters entries are for Associate (Amateur) members only.
2012-2013 IBMA Writing Award Winners
1st Place - Bob Johnson - Dust Bowl II - Bowlers Journal International
2nd Place - Bob Johnson - Ready for Lift-Off - Bowlers Journal International
3rd Place - Fran Piraino - Salt City Blind Bowlers League - The CNYStriker
1st Place - Fran Piraino - A Tribute: Marty Piraino - The CNY Striker
2nd Place - Jeff Richgels - Is 2-handed the Bowling Equivalent of theFosbury Flop? The 11th Frame
3rd Place - Bob Johnson - Why TheOlympic Quest Matters - Bowlers Journal International
1st Place - Bruce Hall - Why Your Local Bowling Center May Be Closed Soon -Bruce on Bowling.wordpress.com
2nd Place- Frank Weiler - For theLove of Bowling - Bowling World
3rd Place - Max Gross - The Heritageof American Ten Pins - WWW.AmericanTenPins.com/Heritage
1st Place - Josh Hyde - UsingPublicity for the PBA - Josh Hyde's Bowling Newsletter
2nd Place - Frank Weiler - The PBAWorld Series of Bowling - Bowling World
3rd Place - Josh Hyde - Player of theYear Pick - Josh Hyde's Bowling Newsletter
1st Place - Josh Hyde's Bowling Newsletter - Josh Hyde, Editor
2nd Place - CT Bowler's Chronicle- Marsha Gilbert, Editor
3rd Place - California BowlingWriter's InfoLink - Jackie Wyckoff, Editor
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