Keating Competition 2011

Lauren Sedam, Michael Auslen and Danielle Paquette
(Left to Right)

2011 Keating Winners And Finalists

Lauren Sedam of Indiana University won first place and $2,500 prize money for her feature story.

Finishing in second and earning $1,250 was Michael Auslen, and Danielle Paquette won third place and $750. Both Auslen and Paquette are Indiana University students. Each Keating finalist also received $100 for being a top 10 finisher.

Winners received their awards and cash prizes at the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation’s dinner at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis.

Other 2011 Keating finalists – chosen from 35 entrants – included Claire Aronson, Elizabeth “Biz” Carson, Margaret Ely, Lindsey Erdody, Sean Morrison and MaryJane Slaby all from Indiana University and Lindsey Gelwicks from Ball State University.

For this year’s winners, see the main Keating Competition page.  The annual writing contest pays homage to the late Indianapolis Star journalist Tom Keating, a beloved columnist who told the stories of everyday people.