The first of the Hearst Journalism Awards for this year were announced today. The competition was feature writing. I thought you'd enjoy reading the winning stories, so here are links provided by Hearst:
Melissa Abbey, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, first place, $2,600 scholarship.
Alex Orlando, University of Florida, second place, $2,000 scholarship
Siddiqui, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, third place, $1,500 scholarship
, University of Missouri, fourth place, $1,000 scholarship
Eli Epstein, New York University, fifth place, $1,000 scholarship
The sixth through tenth place winners receive certificates of merit:
Hannah Wise, University of Kansas, sixth place
Rachel Hoffman, Northwestern University, seventh place
Arizona State University, eighth place
Brittany Horn, Pennsylvania State University, ninth place
Hopper, Syracuse University, tenth place.
Try to stop reading Alex Orlando's feature once you get started. I couldn't.