Winning publications continue to improve
Dozens of car clubs on the national and regional levels have achieved the Golden Quill Award for 2016, issued by the editors of Old Cars Weekly.
Dr. Gerald Perschbacher, chief judge for the awards, worked in conjunction with the editorial staff for the picks. Gratis copies of club publications were sent to the chief judge and the editorial staff to assure fairness and consistency in the selection.
“It is vitally important that car clubs send their copies to the two locations,” asserts Angelo Van Bogart, editor of Old Cars Weekly. “We suggest that they be sent throughout the year since the publications may carry the potential to have an article highlighted in the ‘Club Clips’ column that runs every issue.”
Perschbacher adds, “The level of professionalism in national publications is on the rise, thanks to awards such as the Golden Quill. Regional publications are gaining more polish and balance on content. That can boost a regional club and raise the pride of membership.” Perschbacher is a professional editor and accomplished book author, and has written for Old Cars Weekly for nearly 40 years. He is also active in several national and regional car clubs.
The page count and publication format is a major factor in establishing categories. Once that is established, content is judged on several aspects based on number of pages; use of color and/or black-and-white visuals; quality of writing and photographs; creativity; and balance of articles (human interest, technical, historical, events, ads, classified, columns, etc.) Winners will receive a certificate from Old Cars Weekly verifying the award. Certificates are sent in batches during succeeding months, so clubs are asked to be patient.
The “Honorable Mention” category is composed of rising hopefuls for future Golden Quill competition. No certificates are sent for those on that list. Being listed for the honor is its own recognition.
“If your club has not sent the copies to both addresses, it may not be in the final running for award consideration. As 2017 progresses, check with your editor to be sure your club is included,” adds Van Bogart.
Gratis copies must be sent to each of these addresses; many clubs find it is easiest to add these addresses to its mailing list:
700 E. State St.
Iola, WI 54990
Dr. Gerald Perschbacher, Chief Judge
8868 Rock Forest Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63123-1116
Find a list of clubs at www.oldcarsweekly.com/club-directory
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