13th Annual Contest Open To Anyone In The Golf Media Who Becomes An ING Member; Great Prizes, Exclusive Statues Go To Winners, Who Will be Announced At 16th Annual ING Spring Conference May 21-25 In Pinehurst, NC; Deadline Approaching
LAKE MARY, FL – Members of the media have an opportunity to have their best works from 2005 rewarded and recognized in the 13th Annual ING Media Awards contest.
Anyone in the media is eligible to enter any of a dozen categories that recognize excellence in writing, photography, broadcasting and shows. All that is required is to join the 16-year-old, non-profit International Network Of Golf. Winners and runners up will be announced and recognized at the ING Spring Conference in Pinehurst, NC, at the ING Media Awards dinner May 22. All entries must arrive in the ING office by February 27.
HOW TO ENTER
Visit www.inggolf.com and click on Media Awards. Rules and regulations and an entry form can be found there. The ING membership form is also on the site, as well as explanations of all the many reasons to join ING.
Categories include: Book, Business Writing, Competition Writing, Equipment Writing, Illustration, Instruction, Opinion/Editorial, Photography, Profiles, Radio, Television and Travel Writing. First-place winners receive handcrafted statues made exclusively for the ING Media Awards by EMI, and golf merchandise. Honorable mentions receive beautiful wall plaques.
The International Network Of Golf is a 16-year-old, non-profit, media-based networking organization whose mission is to enhance and promote communication and education in golf. The group conducts meetings each year in the spring, summer and fall, when media and industry leaders gather to discuss issues, launch and test new products, and develop relationships.
ING business is conducted by a five-person Executive Committee: President, Jay Hubbard, Director of Marketing, Tour Edge Golf; Vice-President, John Glozek, Publisher, Pub Links Golfer-New York; At-Large: John Steinbach, Senior Director Of Communications, TaylorMade-adidas Golf; Jack Bacot, Editor/Publisher, Golfstyles-Carolinas; Geoff Converse, Freelance Golf Writer.
For more information, contact Executive Director Mike Jamison at 407-328-0500, or visit www.inggolf.com.
2004-05 ING Media Award Winners
(1st-place finishers listed first and IN BOLD)
â?¢ BOOK- Dr. Gary Wiren, When Golf Is A Ball; Cal Brown, The Sweetest Game.
â?¢ BUSINESS – Gene Yasuda, Golfweek; Laurie Lee Dovey, Golf Illustrated.
â?¢ COMPETITION- Co-Winners: Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News, & Jeff Rude, Golfweek; Adam Brady, NCGA News; Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated.
â?¢ EQUIPMENT- Co-Winners: Tyler Henning, Golf Illustrated; Laurie Lee Dovey, Golf Illustrated.
â?¢ ILLUSTRATION- Greg Douglas, ScoreGolf Canada; Mike Okamato, Golf Illustrated
â?¢ INSTRUCTION- Laurie Lee Dovey, Golf Illustrated; Al Barkow, Golf Illustrated; Dr. Tom Ferraro, Golf Range Magazine.
â?¢ OPINION/EDITORIAL- Ken Carpenter, TheGolfGazette.Com; Mike Purkey, Golf Product News; Jeff Rude, Golfweek; Ken Carpenter, TheGolfGazette.Com.
â?¢ PHOTOGRAPHY- Dick Durrance, Colorado Golf Magazine; Bob Solorio, Fairways & Greens.
â?¢ PROFILE – Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated; Tom Ferrell, Colorado Avid Golfer; Jeff Rude, Golfweek; Theresa Smith, Colorado Avid Golfer; Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated;
â?¢ TELEVISION- Todd Lewis, Summertime Golf Show; Dave Lucas, News Channel 8, Arlington, VA.
â?¢ TRAVEL- Turk Pipkin, Colorado Avid Golfer; Darrin Bunch, Fairways & Greens; Dove Jones, Golf Connoisseur; Tony Leodora, Golfstyles Philadelphia.