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January 16, 2015
Fellow members of the BWAA,
It’s that time of year again, which means you should
break out your hand lotion and assemble your entries for the annual BWAA circle jerk writing contest. Don’t forget to mail me your nude selfies submissions from the period of January 1 through December 31, 2014.
I appreciate everyone who sends in their submissions in a timely fashion, unlike some of you who wait until the last minute.
Also, the contest is open to MEMBERS only! The contest, after all, is conducted for the BWAA, of the BWAA, by the BWAA.
The BWAA Writing Contest is about recognizing excellence in
yellow and checkbook boxing journalism.
The categories are as follows:
CATEGORY A: Press Releases. That would be coverage promoting fighters, fight cards or other newsworthy events. For example, you call your fellow BWAA brothers on behalf of a promoter and invite them to intimate press conferences.
CATEGORY A: Column. Columns are usually opinion pieces, in which you let readers know your
biased viewpoint on a particular topic. It isn’t a column just because your head shot runs in the story. If that was the case, all your postings from Facebook and Twitter would be eligible for this award.
CATEGORY B: News Story. This award category is for breaking-news coverage only. That might include the domestic violence arrest of a noted BWAA awards winner, or
erroneously reporting a fighter’s failed drug test.
CATEGORY C: Feature, (Thomas Hauser Free Category). Exactly what it says it is, a feature, written in less than 1,500 words. A feature is not a gossip column made up of blind items and unsubstantiated rumors.
CATEGORY D: Feature, (Thomas Hauser Category). Same as the previous category. Except this runs more to lengthier stuff, as in over 50,000 words, contains unsourced quotes, innuendo and is open only to Thomas Hauser.
This important and prestigious writing contest is really what boxing journalism is all about. So if we allowed you into our little boy’s club, paid your annual $40 fee and have something worthy to enter, please do so now.
From Your Esteemed Awards Chairman,