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Today staff sweeps annual CPA awards

The Steamboat Pilot & Today was named the best newspaper of its size in the state Saturday during the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention. It is the second consecutive year the newspaper has won the award.

The Pilot & Today, Steamboat Today and the Hayden Valley Press earned more than 60 awards at the convention, which was held at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. The Pilot & Today won the most honors, earning more than 30 awards. In addition to the General Excellence Award as the best weekly newspaper of more than 4,000 circulation, the Pilot & Today won the sweepstakes award in all three subcategories — editorial; photo and design; and advertising. The newspaper also earned the CPA’s prestigious Readers First Award, a competition honoring the newspaper’s work to engage readers. The Pilot & Today, which won in the weekly category, earned a $2,000 prize for the Readers First honor.

First-place awards for the Pilot & Today included Christine Metz, best news story; Autumn Phillips, best feature story; Scott Stanford and Tom Ross, best editorial writing; Melinda Mawdsley, best sports event story; Phillips, Christine Metz, Danie Harrelson and Josh Nichols, best series; Tyler Arroyo, best feature photo; Fran Metz, best news page design; David Taylor, best feature page design; Taylor, best informational graphic; Ross Sessions, best circulation promotion; Kerry Crimmins and Melanie Levy, best small-space ad; and the staff for best special section, best public service, best editorial layout and design, best advertising special section and best newspaper promotion.

Second-place awards went to Mawdsley, best sports story; Harrelson, Ross, Brent Boyer and Melissa Roddy, best series; John F. Russell, best sports column writing; Crimmins and Ana Anglada, best black and white ad; Deb Proper and Taylor, best color ad; Crimmins and Levy, best small-space ad; Sessions, best circulation promotion; and the staff, for best classified page or section.

Third-place awards went to Ross, Christine Metz, Boyer and Susan Bacon, best series; Fran Metz, best headline writing; Bacon, best agriculture reporting; Crimmins and Levy, best small-space ad; and Matt Scharf, best editorial cartoon.

The Steamboat Today took sweepstakes awards in the advertising and photo and design categories. Arroyo, best feature photo; Arroyo, best sports photo; Taylor and Proper, best black and white ad; Anglada and Karen Gilchrist, best color ad; Proper and Taylor, best small-space ad; and the staff, best advertising layout and design.

Second-place awards for the Today went to Stanford, Mawdsley and Doug Crowl, deadline news reporting; Russell, best news photo; Russell, best sports photo; Taylor, best feature page design; Bryna Larsen and Lori Griepentrog, color ad; Taylor and Proper, small-space ad; Jodie Steiner and Taylor, best advertising campaign; Taylor and Suzanne Schlicht, best newspaper promotion; and the staff, best advertising special section.

Third-place awards went to Mawdsley, best sports event story; Boyer, best sustained coverage; Phillips, best serious column writing; Proper and Taylor, best black and white ad; and the staff, best special section and best editorial layout and design.

The Hayden Valley Press earned the sweepstakes award in photo and design in the category for weeklies with a 1,750 circulation.

First-place awards for the Hayden Valley Press went to Russell, best sports event story; Roddy, best headline writing; Jeff Swanson, best news page design; and Proper and Taylor, best advertising campaign.

Second-place awards for the Hayden Valley Press went to Arroyo, best sports photo; Roddy, best news page design; and the staff, best classified page or section.

Third-place awards went to Mawdsley, best sports story; Arroyo, best feature photo; Suzi Mariano, best black and white ad; Taylor and Proper, best advertising special section; and Mariano and Taylor, best advertising campaign.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today’s Web site won first place in design and community; second place in multimedia; and third in content and interactivity.


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