Steamboat Pilot & Today wins 37 awards in state newspaper contests |

Steamboat Pilot & Today wins 37 awards in state newspaper contests

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Four-year-old Traven Cox, of Phippsburg, gives his Rhode Island red chicken, Nya, a hug during the 4-H/FFA Poultry Show in the small animal barn on the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. This photo won first place in the 2018 Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Contest.
John F. Russell

AURORA — The Steamboat Pilot & Today won 37 awards in the 2018 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest and the 2018 Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Contest.

Top newspaper honors were given out during the annual Colorado Press Association Convention, which was held April 11 to 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Aurora. The Pilot & Today also claimed the Photo and Design Sweepstakes Award for its class in the CPA contest.

“I am extremely proud of the important work our talented news team does day in and day out to cover issues that matter most to our community, and it’s rewarding to see that effort recognized as some of the best work in the state of Colorado,” Editor Lisa Schlichtman said.

The convention also marked the end of Schlichtman’s term as president of the CPA board of directors. She will serve one more year on the board in the role of past president.

Winners in the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Contest were:

Feature story

Feature photo

General news photo

Business story

Picture story/photo essay

Spot news story

Informational graphics

News column

  • Third place: Tom Ross

Photo illustration

  • First place: Katie Berning, Giddy Up!
  • Second place: Katie Berning, Van Life
  • Third place: Katie Berning, Restaurant Week


  • Second place: Lisa Schlichtman

Photo portfolio

  • Second place: John F. Russell

Online special package

Sports photo

Sports story

Best website

  • Second place

Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest winners were:

Best sports story

Best photo essay

Best feature photo

  • First place: John F. Russell, Flames twirling

Best informational graphic

  • Second place: Katie Berning, Colorado ski area open terrain and base-depth

Best feature page design

  • Second place: Katie Berning, Let’s Get Dirty

Best photography portfolio

  • Second place: Joel Reichenberger

Best health story

Best sustained coverage

  • First place: John F. Russell, Matt Stensland and Eleanor Hasenbeck, Steamboat man’s disappearance

Best sports photo

  • First place: Joel Reichenberger, Flying

Best photo slideshow or gallery

Best story-picture combination

Best sports event story

Best agriculture story

Best editorial special section

Best environmental story

Best advertising special section

Best newspaper/house ad promotion

  • First place: Natalie Teer and Julia Hebard, Some Things Just Go Together

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