Copy Editors Society Announces Headline Contest Winners

In grammar nerd and pun-enthusiast news, the American Copy Editors Society (not the American Copyeditors Society) today announced the winners of its annual headline contest.

The cash prizes — awarded across six divisions based on circulation — totaled $2,250. Honored headlines include “Disorder in the court brings no objections,” “Boys and bees: Are genders worlds apart on geography?” and “Sneezy? Grumpy? If you visit Disney, use new sanitizers.”

We particularly like this judge’s comment on Division IV winner Trudi Shaffer of the Connecticut Post: “Shaffer’s headlines use puns, as do nearly all in this division, but her entries work without straining for effect.”

Full list of winners after the jump.

Division I (Individual): Circulations of more than 250,001, all non-newspaper entries

Winner: Laura Dominick, Los Angeles Times

Division II (Individual): Circulations between 100,001 and 250,000

Winner: Liam Miller, Orlando Sentinel
Honorable mention: Rich Mills, Omaha World-Herald

Division III (Individual): Circulations between 50,001 and 100,000

Winner: Scott Beckett, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Honorable mention: Jolene Carpenter, Stars and Stripes

Division IV (Individual): Circulations of 50,000 or less

Winner: Trudi Shaffer, Connecticut Post
Honorable mention: Niko Dugan, Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette

Division V: Staff entries from publications of any size

Winner: Los Angeles Times (submission A)

Division VI: All student publications

Winner: Amy Condon, Savannah College of Art and Design
Honorable mention: Tandy Versyp, Savannah College of Art and Design

Publish date: April 15, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT