National Headline Contest 2011

Category 1A: First Place


David Bowman

Los Angeles Times

Calligraphers still going against typeBah, hum! Disruptive transformer finally goneFor chronic truants, advanced placementFacing the loss of a stamping groundWill red rover send great data over?

Bowman’s use of puns generally plays well here, giving the story’s gist without feeling too forced. His headlines showed finesse and humor on wide range of topics. He was able to masterfully work wordplay into tight counts without sacrificing clarity.