"If Earth spun this fast, it’d be next week already," and other winning headlines from ACES

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American Copy Editors Society

At its annual conference in Pittsburgh today, the American Copy Editors Society announced the winners of its 2014 National Headline Contest. Below is a partial list of the first-place winners, as well as a sample of some of their winning headlines.

  • Individual, circulation of more than 200,000: Steve Eames of The Los Angeles Times. "A Ripening on Vine St.," "Duplicating 'Lego' success is no snap," "Mosquito dragnet is cast."
  • Individual, circulation of between 100,000 and 200,000: Cameron Carlow of the Omaha World-Herald. "Kyle Kinman only starts with K's," "Lefty's game not quite right," "Spieth still a little green for jacket."
  • Individual, online: Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, NBCUniversal. "Here's the kicker: This homecoming queen also stars on her school's football team," "Love is in the air: Heart-shaped cloud forms above bridal couple," "Walken? No, Christopher's dancin' in viral video."
  • Staff, circulation of more than 200,000: The Washington Post. "It's too polar to bear, so plunge is canceled," "No-mageddon, but snowstorm packs a punch," "Animal pragmatism."
  • Staff, circulation of between 100,000 and 200,000: the Omaha World-Herald. "If Earth spun this fast, it'd be next week already," "'Echo' is 'E.T.' without a thing to phone home about," "He said 'I do,' then gave her husband a ring."
  • Staff, online: NBCUniversal. "It's not a roomah: Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick is modeling for Tom Ford," "'Vape' smokes the competition to become Oxford Word of the Year," "Cocoa Chanel? Fashion show features chocolate couture."

You can find the rest of the winners, as well as their entries, here.


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