SABEW has added a new category to its annual Best in Business contest. They are now opening it up for columnists. A student category was added last year.
The column category will break down into the same circulation divisions as its breaking news, enterprise and projects categories. There also will be an additional category for freelance/syndicated columns. Any kind of business column is eligible: local business, Wall Street, personal finance, advice or even reporter’s notebook columns. All will be lumped together, and the panel of judges will choose what they feel are the best columns from the bunch.
Each entry will consist of four columns: three of the writer’s choice, and one mandatory date. The mandatory date is Thursday, June 16, 2005. Columnists who don’t publish a column on that date must choose the first column that ran after the mandatory day.