Six bloggers win second annual Blogging Competition

GOLD KEYS and the opportunity to apply for college journalism scholarships were awarded to six bloggers in the second annual Quill and Scroll Blogging Competition, co-sponsored by ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative and Viacom.

A total of 17 bloggers entered the competition and received evaluations of their posts. The first-place winner was awarded a plaque and all individual winners were presented a Gold Key and digital badges.

Gold Key winners are eligible as seniors to apply for one of the Edward J. Nell or George and Ophelia Gallup Memorial journalism scholarships administered by Quill and Scroll.

The professional journalists who served as judges commented on the outstanding quality of work in the entries, from the blogs’ design and interactive features to the authoritative writing and engaging topics. The students’ hard work made the competition intense.

Winners of the Writing and Photo Contest divisions also have been announced.

Learn more about creating blogs that use journalistic standards and attract readers on our Resources page.

First Place Winner

The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project
David Steinberg
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Rolling Hills, California

Second Place Winners (tie)

The Mirror Reflects
Jenna Wilson
Cherry Hill High School East
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

A Look Behind the Scenes
Jimmy Lafakis
Lake Central High School
St. John, Indiana

Baking Bites
Susannah Mitchell
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

Third Place Winner

It’s Subjective
Jordan Wysong
McKinney High School
McKinney, Texas

Honorable Mention

Julia’s Fashion Blog
Julia Pardee
Communications High School
Wall, New Jersey