2019 IBMA Writing Competition

The 2019 International Bowling Media Association Writing Competition is open to all IBMA members in good standing. Articles, columns, news stories, editorials and Business articles, published in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, blogs or websites released during the calendar year of 2019 may be submitted in one of four categories:

NEWS:  A news story or coverage of an event about bowlingFEATURE:  A non-fiction story about a person, place or bowling event.EDITORIAL:  Any opinion expressed in the media concerning a bowling related subject. BUSINESS:  A news, feature or editorial strictly about the business of bowling.

The submitter will also declare if this was published in a major industry magazine or online forum (Category 1) or a regional, state, local or other online outlet (Category 2). The judges will have the final determination on which category each article will be eligible for.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS MARCH 15, 2020ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE:a)     Completed Application Formb)     PDF or photocopies from the respective print publication, website or other originally published mediac)     Non-bylined copies of articles in WORD for judging purposes.

Entry forms and complete instructions can be found on the IBMA Website
CLICK HERE FOR WORD DOC or PDF For more information contact chairman, Frenchy Letourneau,at tenpinvegas@gmail.com or IBMA Operations Manager,at operations@bowlingmedia.org


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About Me

Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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