The judges of the fifty-nine participants in the 2015 PSA Newsletter Contest were hard-pressed to determine the winners. According to the Director, Joan Field, “The quality of the entries improves every year; this year was by far the best. I thank all those editors who took part in this win-win situation—no fee, plus useful commentary by three judges in each division.”
Judging this year were: Pat Gordy, APSA, Jerrie Paschal, and Allen Davies for the Large Clubs, while Michele Egan, Barbara Morban and Diane Bovenkamp evaluated the Small Clubs and Chapters/Councils division. The judge’s job is very time-consuming, requiring a careful perusal of each newsletter for scoring, commenting, and recommending winners for the special awards. Our grateful thanks go to them for this herculean effort.
As in the past, the highest scorer captured the prestigious Arthur P. Henricks, Jr. Memorial Award, while the Director’s Award went to the director’s favorite newsletter. This choice may not represent the scores as much as the wealth of information contained and the method of presenting it.
The two top winners earn special trophies, while plaques are awarded to the first three places in each division. Other awards, including Honorable Mentions, and the Special Awards seen below receive certificates of merit.