Cathy Turney 
(925) 686-2290


 2017 NSNC Annual Column Contest

Deadline - Entries Must be Postmarked or Timestamped by March 15, 2017

 PRIZES:  1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200; 3rd Place $100

Two NEW categories have been added for online humor!!

Please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button below to enter the contest. 

Rules and Categories have been REVISED (please read everything carefully)

Go to for more information, including updated rules.

** While you may enter more than one category, you may submit only one entry per category.  Questions?  Email Cathy Turney at

Want to enter in more than 3 categories?  Click on "Register" to submit more entries.  Important note - you must use a different email address.

IMPORTANT:  Please make sure that you receive an email confirming receipt of your entry(s).  If you do not receive one, please email Cathy at

ALSO: After you complete the contest entry form online, you must then email your columns or blogs as PDF files to  We no longer accept just URL links without printouts or mailed copies of the columns or blogs. 

Don't know how to convert your files to PDF? Email for help.

OR You can submit your columns or blogs as PDF files by mail to:

NSNC Contest
c/o Cathy Turney
1769 Sharon Drive
Concord, CA 94519.


STEP 1.  Complete the online entry form;
STEP 2.  Email or Mail your entry/entries to NSNC (; and
STEP 3.  Pay the entry fee(s) by check, credit card, or paypal.

GOOD NEWS:  Your columns or blogs don't have to fit on one page any more.  No more squeezing them to fit onto one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper.  You can now submit columns with larger fonts making them easier for the judges to read.




Mail: NSNC 2017 Contest, c/o Cathy Turney, 1769 Sharon Drive, Concord, CA 94519