Contests (Publications and Stabley Writing Contests)
CoSIDA Publications Contests
& Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest
CoSIDA sponsors a variety of media guide/publication contests and an annual writing contest for its members, with every CoSIDA member at every level having the opportunity to receive recognition for his/her work. It is no small honor to earn an award since the judging is done by news media/communications professionals who utilize those publications in their work.
2012-13 Publications Committee Chair: Tyler Cundith, Johnson County Community College
The 2012-13 entry forms, contest guidelines, contest coordinator information is below.
Please note that only 2012-13 dues-paying members of CoSIDA may enter any of these contests.
Entries & deadlines:
For this year, the committee is accepting both hard copies and PDF copies of the entries. There will be a FRIDAY, March 1, 2013 submission/collection deadline for fall sports
and basketball related contests, and a SATURDAY, March 30, 2013
collection deadline for the remainder of the winter/spring sports categories.
The contest deadlines, coordinators and coordinators mailing addresses area all below.
• 2012-13 Contest Deadlines and Coordinators, Coordinator addresses (.pdf) - updated Feb. 23, 2013
• 2012-13 Contest Deadlines and Coordinators, Coordinator addresses (.docx)- updated Feb. 23, 2013
• 2012-13 Entry Form (.pdf)
• 2012-13 Entry Form (.doc)
• 2012-13 Media Guides Judging Form (.pdf)
• 2012-13 Game Programs/Special Events Judging Form (.pdf)
• 2012-13 Poster Judging Form (.pdf)
• General contest information (.pdf)
• Judging Criteria for: Media Guides Game & Special Event Programs
CoSIDA Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest
NEW for 2012-13: Online Submissions
The annual CoSIDA Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest is open to all 2012-13 dues-paying members of CoSIDA.
It recognizes excellence in feature writing, historical features, administrator/coach profiles and event coverage writing. Entries will be judged on overall writing style, correct use of English, inventiveness, written presentation and the ease with which the read acquires the information.
Beginning in 2012-13, all nominations can be submitted ONLINE.
Stabley Writing Contest Committee Chair: Wade Steinlage, William Penn
Please go the link below and submit your features/articles:
All entries are considered to be on a level playing field. Entries are not categorized by budget, athletic competition, division or size of staff. The Contest is comprised of seven categories (athlete, general feature, coach/administrator/historical, event, blog/interview, season preview/recap, and story with video). Members may submit up to three stories per category.
The deadline for submission is February 22, 2013.
Entries must have been written between January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
Non-CoSIDA members who work in an athletic media relations office (graduate assistants, interns, student assistants, volunteers) may submit entries, provided each entry is sponsored by a dues-paying member of that office.
Previous Results: CoSIDA Publications Contests and Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contests
Publications Contest Results
2010-11 Final 2010-11 CoSIDA Publications Contest Results 2009-10 August 2, 2010: Final 2009-10 Publications Contests Results June 19, 2010: CoSIDA Publications Contests Results (Second Round) April 9, 2010: CoSIDA Publications Contests Results (First Round) 2008-09 2008-09 CoSIDA Publication Results (.pdf) 2008-09 CoSIDA Publication Contest Coordinators (.pdf) 2007-08 2007-08 Final CoSIDA Publications Results (.pdf) Fred S. Stabley Writing Contest Results 2010-11 Final Stabley Sr. Writing Contest award winners announced 2009-10 Contest Winners (National Award winners only) 2008-09 2008-09 Contest Winners (National/District Awards) 2007-08 2007-08 CoSIDA Writing Contest Results