The 2006 HumorFeed Satire News Awards

January, 2006

Last year, HumorFeed made satire news history with the launch of the most credible online competition for satire news. Tens of thousands of visitors came to read as 46 competitors nominated their own best material and chose ten finalists for judging by a renowned panel of judges. The winners represented the top three stories out of over 3,600 run on HumorFeed in 2005. This year, we'll be doing it all again with the second annual HumorFeed Satire News Awards.

The competition is open to any HumorFeed member active during 2006 and will take place in three stages. In the first stage, each nominated its best story of the year. It might be a popular favorite, or it might be a gem that happened to escape the public eye.

In the second stage (going on now - read the entries for yourself!), our members are voting amongst themselves to select the ten best stories our community has to offer, in a strictly controlled, anonymous voting process, by Monday January 15. These ten finalists will then be evaluated by an independent panel of judges to determine the best HumorFeed stories of 2006.

Our judging panel includes some of the nation's leading journalists and humorists alike. We're proud to submit our work before the expert judgment of these individuals for the second time. Last year they praised the solid quality of the entries as they crowned Ben Spierenburg of BS News the king of the feed in 2005. This year, we want to impress our judges even more. With many strong new additions to the HumorFeed family this year, plus lots of expert veterans returning, we are looking forward to a fabulous sophomore event.

From the ten finalists selected the judging panel will select the first, second, and third place winners by February 1. Contact E.F. Watley if you have any questions. Good luck to all our members!

The Judges

Andrew Marlatt
BBC writer; Webmaster, SatireWire.com; Bestselling author
John Markoff
Senior Writer, The New York Times
Robert Zelnick
Chairman, Department of Journalism, Boston University
Eric Weiner
Correspondent, National Public Radio "Day to Day" newsmagazine
Madeleine Begun Kane
Nationally syndicated humor columnist

For more information contact E.F. Watley, 2006contest@watleyreview.com


Click here for the contest results! (Feb. 1, 2007)

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