The Newschoolers Open, presented by Auclair, is a wrap for another year. Before we go any further, we want to give a huge shoutout to everyone who entered and everyone who liked a social post, shared the contest, voted or otherwise got involved. It's thanks to you guys that we can put this on and we're incredibly grateful to you all.

This year, it was super close. With the judges votes in, we had three men and three women separated by just fractions of a point. And so ultimately, it was the public votes (worth 25% of the overall total) that decided things. Both the winners were those who won the respective polls although on the women's side, the voting difference was one single vote between 1st and 2nd spot. On the men's side, we saw a total swing in the scoring as a result of the voting, with first and third after the judging round swapping places and leaving a clear overall winner. Without further ado, our the winners of the '23 NS Open, taking home $2k in cash each, are:

*Jackson Karsteter and Alexa Juncaj*


Women's Results:

3rd Place: Naomi Urness

2nd Place: Skye Clarke

1st Place: Alexa Juncaj


Men's Results:

3rd Place: Etienne Geoffroy

2nd Place: Rafaël Diaz

1st Place: Jackson Karsteter