A contest for Central Ohio’s high school journalists
ThisWeek Community News, The Dispatch Printing Company and Columbus C.E.O Magazine, with sponsorship from the Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, are proud to present The Martys, an editorial contest for Central Ohio’s high school journalists.
Winners in the contest’s five categories earn cash prizes and are published on the sponsors’ websites. The top winner will win an additional cash prize and be presented with the award at the annual spring banquet of the Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists.
The contest, established in 2011, honors the late Martin L. Rozenman. Marty worked for 27 years at Suburban News Publications – recently merged with ThisWeek News – the last 20 as Editor; and at The Columbus Dispatch from 2004 until succumbing to a blood disorder in 2010. Marty also was a longtime sports columnist for The Other Paper and a nine-year member of the Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists board of directors.
Mentoring high school and college student journalists and reaching out to young people to encourage interest in the profession was a hallmark of Marty’s tenure at SNP – as was mentoring the waves of young college graduates he hired into their first professional jobs.
Six awards will be presented. A single winner will be chosen in five categories:
Best News Writing
Best Feature Writing
Best Sports Writing
Best Opinion Writing
Each category winner will be awarded $150 and have his or her work published on the ThisWeekNEWS.com website. An article about the winners with their photos also will appear in ThisWeek print editions.
From the five category winners, a single overall winner of The Marty will be chosen. This student will win an additional $250 and be honored at the spring Founders Day banquet of the Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists.
Contest rules for 2013
- Entries should be from the current school year, published prior to Feb. 28, 2013.
- Entries are limited to two students per high school, per category.
- Entries must be postmarked on or before March 4, 2013.
- Entrants should attach a copy of the entry sheet to their entry.
Winners will be contacted in April. Copies of winning entries in PDF form will be requested.
Questions can be addressed to contest coordinator Joe Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-984-2082.
2013 – Matias Grotewold, Patty Huntley and Cassie Lowery, Upper Arlington High School, Pills for Perfection
2012 – Cassie Lowery and Olivia Miltner, Upper Arlington High School
2011 – Sophie Shemas, Dublin Coffman High School