The deadline for submitting stories and columns published
during the 2015-16 basketball season for the USBWA Best
Writing Contest is June 15.
Entries can be submitted in five categories: column
writing, moderate-length features, magazine-length features,
spot news/game coverage and enterprise/investigative
Only dues-paying members of the USBWA are eligible
to enter the writing contest. Members may enter more
than one category but may submit only one entry per
Plaques and cash prizes will be awarded in each category.
Winners will be announced in an issue of The Tipoff
and posted on the USBWA website.
Send all entries by e-mail to
For entries submitted
include the name
of the category, the author of the story, the publication
in which the article appeared and the date of the publication.
on the Best Writing Contest from Joe Mitch's column
in The Tipoff