Sun Pop Music Critic J. D. Considine has won a first place award in the annual writing competition sponsored by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. Mr. Considine, who shared first place honors in the arts criticism category with Stephen Metcalf of the Hartford (Conn.) Courant, won for his record reviews and Sunday commentary pieces.
Mr. Considine, 34, has been The Sun's pop music critic since 1986. He is a contributing editor of Musician magazine, and writes regularly for Rolling Stone. His work has appeared in Playboy, the Village Voice, Request, Model, Spin and several now-defunct music magazines.
He is the author of "Van Halen!" (Quill, 1985), and is contributing to the third edition of "The Rolling Stone Album Guide," which will be published next fall by Random House.
Born in Albany, N.Y., he has lived in Baltimore since 1963. He attended Towson High School and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1979.