I'm writing about a company just winning a past competition. I know the title should be present tense, but how about the body?

Are the below examples correct?

  • Team QQQ won the first prize in WWW competition held from April to July 2022.
  • Submissions were divided into three categories...
  • The team chose to participate only in the BBB category...
  • The team focused on using .....
  • This event was particularly hectic for the event organizer....
  • This event was the second in a series of five other events..
  • The PoC was presented by Team Leader Obi Wan..
  • I don't have a link to support my answer, but all those examples read as correct to me.
    – BradC
    Aug 1 at 14:15
  • 1
    Minor quibble: it should be "second in a series of five events." If they were five other events, then it can't be included in the series. Aug 1 at 17:00

1 Answer 1


You are generally correct to write a report of a past event using past tense verbs.

Try to avoid passive tense and "be" verbs when possible; use active verbs and make the subject clear. For example, "The team took the trophy." rather than "The team was awarded the trophy."

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