The International Network of Golf is currently conducting the 30th Anniversary version of its ING Media Awards, with a deadline of Oct. 11.

The non-profit International Network of Golf conducts the contest, recognizing the best and brightest among its media members. You can join ING and become eligible for the contest by visiting and click on JOIN ING.

Anyone who joins before the Media Awards deadline of Oct. 11 will be eligible for this year AND next year’s media awards program. There is also an option of joining at a discount just for the remainder of this year for eligibility in this year’s awards program. Call 407-474-0531 for details.

Rather than clipping and copying articles from the publications, writers will log onto, click on Media Awards and complete the entry form there, including the link to the entry.

Of the categories in the ING Media Awards, seven are for writers, including Feature Writing. That category is for stories that do not fit into any of the remaining writing categories: Travel Writing, Business Writing, Opinions/Editorials, Profile Writing, Equipment/Apparel Writing and Competition Coverage.

Other categories include, Excellence in Publications, TV Shows, Radio Shows (two categories), Podcasts and the Internet Video category.

Judging is done by a panel of three independent experts in each category. Judges are selected by Individual Category Chairs. Where possible, by-lines and publication names are stripped from the articles before they are sent to the judges.

Winners will be announced and honored at the ING Media Awards Presentation Press Conference in January at the PGA Merchandise Show.

Rules, regulations, category descriptions, entry forms and past winners can be found under Awards on the site.

ING is the golf industry’s only media-based networking organization. “ING is where media and the golf industry connect.”

The ING Fall Forum is scheduled for Nov. 10-12 at Inn On The Lakes in Sebring, FL. Product demonstrations, marketing seminars, roundtable discussions and golf competitions are all on the schedule.

Anyone in the media or golf industry is invited to join. For more information, call 407-474-0531, or visit