ASDA’s Gold Crown Awards ceremony is just around the corner! This is the Oscar-style even where we’ll honor chapter achievements, chapter media submissions and delegates who have contributed outstanding service over the past year. Two of my favorite awards are the best article awards. In years past, we’ve awarded authors for the best ASDA News award and the best Mouth award. This year, ASDA’s Editorial Board who chooses the winners decided to award one author for the best news story and one author for the best feature story. First, ASDA’s editor-in-chief and I looked through every issue of ASDA News and Mouth printed in 2012 to narrow the field. Below are the nominees for the best articles written in 2012!
Click the links to re-read the articles and tell us which you would choose in the comments below. The Editorial Board has tallied their votes and the winners will be announced on Friday, March 8 at the Gold Crown Awards during ASDA’s Annual Session in Atlanta, Ga.
Best News Story Nominees:
“Why redheads avoid dental students” by Brandon Syme, Marquette ’13
“Comparing combined DDS and MBA programs” by Gregory Lane, Tufts ’13
“Senior VP of government affairs talks dentistry, politics” by Aaron Bumann, Minnesota ’13
“Office technology: how to get started” by Bo Zhang, Missouri ’15
“Building a dream dental team” by Becky Warnken, Marquette ’13
Best Feature Story Nominees:
“Loma Linda students reflect on attending a Christian dental school” by Jeremy Haines, Loma Linda ’14
“Uconn students run marathon to help survivors of domestic abuse” by Alyssa McIntyre ’13
“Arizona’s Dean Dillenberg reflects on ASDA beginnings” by Erin Aying ’14
“I’m an advocate for research” by Mike Border, Ohio ’15
“Navigating predental forums” by Katie Sleeper, predental
If you would like to write for ASDA, just make sure you’re a current ASDA member and fill out this form online! We’ll contact you about writing for one of our national publications (including Mouthing Off).
One more thing! ASDA has now joined Instagram. We’ll be posting photos from Annual Session and other events throughout this year. Occasionally we may use our photos for blog post (like this one!). Follow us by searching the Instagram username DentalStudents. Make sure to tag all your dental & ASDA related Instagrams with #ASDAnet!
~Kim Schneider, communications editor