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Most valuable player style questions

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mr. X, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    What is the proper style for most valuable player? Is it Jim Smith was named as the Midwest League's most valuable player or received its most valuable player award? What would be capitalized? This is coming up in a high school story I am writing so want to know the right way to do it.
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    We've just changed this not long ago, and I'm still not sure I like it. But right now, it's "Most Valuable Player" award....(but you usually don't need award).

    The only time Award is capped is when it's part of an award with a proper name, like the Cy Young Award (although "winning the Cy Young" should be sufficient).

    As with all these questions, just having your paper do it the same way every time is most important. If it wasn't for the damn proper name awards, we'd switch back to most valuable player right now.
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    99% of your readers know what MVP stands for [/crossthread]
  4. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Yeah, but if even one boss doesn't know, you can't use it in a hed or on first reference.
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