The Third Annual HumorFeed Satire News Awards

January 1, 2008

Each January, tens of thousands of visitors came to read as HumorFeed's select group of contributors vie for the title of 'Best Story of the Year'. Our editors nominate their own best material, and vote which ten stories will be judged by a renowned panel of external judges. The winners represent the top three stories out of over 3,500 run on HumorFeed during the year.

The competition is open to any HumorFeed member active during 2007 and takes place in three stages. In the first stage, each member nominates 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. This stage is done by January 7.

In the second stage, our members read all fifty entries and vote amongst themselves to select the ten best stories our community has to offer, in a strictly controlled, anonymous voting process (through January 14th). During the last two weeks of the month, these ten finalists are then evaluated by an independent panel of judges to determine the best HumorFeed stories of the year.

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 each year. In 2005, it was BS News' President Bush Sells Louisiana Back to the French that took top honors; in 2006, it was Confusion Road's TIME Magazine Names Air 'Gas of the Year'. With over 50 active members in 2007, including several strong new members, the title is once again up for grabs.

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
Robert Zelnick
Chairman, Department of Journalism, Boston University
Eric Weiner
Award-winning journalist, NPR; author, Geography of Bliss (2008)
Madeleine Begun Kane
Nationally syndicated humor columnist
Dave Kartunen
Reporter, Fox News Miami/Fort Lauderdale (WSVN 7)

For more information contact E.F. Watley, 2007contest at watleyreview dot com.


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