Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post won first place in the 2021 Associated Press Sports Editors contest in the Division A Column Writing category.

Jenkins will be presented a first-place plaque at the 2022 APSE Summer Conference banquet at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis on June 18. Click here to register for the conference.        

Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times finished second, and Steve Politi of NJ Advance Media and Kurt Streeter of The New York Times tied for third.                                                                                               

Sports editors in Division A submitted 63 entries in Columns. 

Contest chair Jorge Rojas and fellow APSE officers Gary Potosky, Naila-Jean Meyers and Ed Reed prepared the entries. The contest is open to APSE members. 

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In February, judges at the APSE Winter Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., selected a top 10, with each judge ranking the entries in order from 1 to 10 on a separate ballot. Entries were given 10 points for a first-place vote, nine points for second and so on down to one point for a 10th-place vote. The final 10 were given to a second judging group, which ranked the entries 1-10 in the same fashion. 

The final rankings are determined by tallying the ballots.

The winner in each category will receive a plaque at the summer conference. The second- through 10th-place finishers will receive frameable certificates.

The top 10 is listed below with voting results and links to the winning entries.

1. Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post 1, 2, 3, 4, 55 points (3 first-place votes)
2. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times 1, 2, 3, 4, 54 points (3 first-place votes)
T3. Steve Politi, NJ Advance Media (Newark) 1, 2, 3, 4, 39 points
T3. Kurt Streeter, The New York Times 1, 2, 3, 4, 39 points
T5. Jeff Passan, 1, 2, 3, 4, 30 points
T5. Jesse Washington, Andspace 1, 2, 3, 4, 30 points
T7. Greg Cote, Miami Herald 1, 2, 3, 4, 27 points
T7. Ann Killion, The San Francisco Chronicle 1, 2, 3, 4, 27 points
9. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post 1, 2, 3, 4, 19 points
10. Sam Mellinger, The Kansas City Star 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 points


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