Each year, ASDA members publish more than 100 articles in ASDA News, more than 50 articles in Mouth and at least 156 posts to this blog. That’s a lot of content. Behind the scenes of these publications is ASDA’s Editorial Board–eight dental students who dedicate their time to planning, writing and editing your ASDA publications. It’s thanks to them that you read about millennials, creative diagnosis, and lasers this past year. They are also the folks that bring you Life Hacks Week and “just for fun” posts here on the blog.
One part of an ASDA editor’s job, whether they work on the print publications or this blog, is finding dental students who want to write. All those articles and blog posts won’t write themselves and we’ve had some amazing authors in 2015. On behalf of ASDA’s Editorial Board, I’d like to thank all the authors and bloggers who contributed to ASDA in the past year. Thank you for your time, your ideas and your contribution to the organization. It’s because of volunteers like you that we are able to build a knowledge-base for dental students in the U.S.
ASDA’s Editorial Board sifted through all the articles and blog posts of 2015 to narrow down nominees for three Gold Crown Awards: Best News Article, Best Feature Article and Best Blog Post. Criteria included relevance, originality, research and presentation. For blog posts, number of visits, social shares and Facebook likes were also weighed in the decision. Here are the nominees for the 2016 Gold Crown Awards for best articles and blog post:
BEST NEWS ARTICLE NOMINEES
By Lily Liu, Harvard ’16 | April ASDA News
By Dhwani Joshi, Missouri-Kirksville ’17 | May ASDA News
By Scott Kennedy, Roseman ’17 | August ASDA News
By Katya Avanesyan, North Carolina ’16 | October ASDA News
By Stephen Rogers, Buffalo ’18 | December ASDA News
BEST FEATURE ARTICLE NOMINEES
By Kyle Larsen, Colorado ’17 | April ASDA News
By Ryan Cheung, Southern California ’16 | Spring Mouth
By Veronica Wang, Roseman ’17 | Spring Mouth
By Tanya Sue Maestas, Texas-Houston ’18 | Fall Mouth
By Sadaf Moghimi, Roseman ’16 | Winter Mouth
BEST BLOG POST NOMINEES
By Kathryn Dickmann, Detroit Mercy ’17 | May 1, 2015
By Kekul Bharucha, predental | June 19, 2015
By Morgan Murrell, Kentucky ’18 | Oct. 23, 2015
By Ali Raza, predental | May 29, 2015
By Dr. Stephanie Zastrow, Minnesota ’15 | March 13, 2015
Do you have a favorite article or blog you read in the past year? Let us know in the comments section!
~Kim Kelly, senior manager, publications