Sports Feature Writing
Within the two-hour contest, writers will take a set of notes compiled from a live interview and will write a sports feature. Students may use a dictionary and/or thesaurus. Students using computers must save their entries as PDFs and have them completely printed by the end of the contest.
• Lead showcases the most important aspect of the story idea.
• Content reveals the writer’s ability to prioritize information and
develop the story in order of importance.
• Story is void of editorializing.
Writing Contests Guidelines
Writers should bring pencils, pens, erasers, notebook paper, dictionary, thesaurus and stylebook. Students are allowed to bring computers. Some printers will be available, but students may wish to bring their own printer. Stories must be saved as PDFs and completely printed by the end of the contest. Style should be consistent throughout writing.