Capitization question

So my company is hosting a golf tournament. When I write: “Our fourth annual tournament” can I capitalize the F, A and T? Thanks!

I would capitalize all of them. :slight_smile:

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It depends. The first letters in proper nouns are always capitalized. In other words, if Our Fourth Annual Tournament is the name of the tournament, the string of words becomes a proper noun and initial caps are needed. If those words are just the description of the tournament in a sentence but not its name, the first letters shouldn’t be capitalized.

In headlines, a fairly common practice is to capitalize the first letters in the most important words. This is a matter of style, however.

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