<cite>Daily Press</cite> earns state press awards

Newspaper brings home 45 total awards

The Craig Daily Press was named the top overall newspaper in its circulation class Saturday during the Colorado Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest banquet at the Brown Palace hotel in Denver.

The newspaper earned 45 total awards - including 16 first-place honors - in the contest.

The Daily Press won the sweepstakes award in all three contest categories: advertising, photo and design, and editorial. It also won the General Excellence Award.

"Our first and foremost goal is to serve our community and the interest of our readers," Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson said. "We constantly strive to give our community the best product possible, and our staff works tremendously hard every day to do just that. The recognition we received (Saturday) is very rewarding, and I'm proud of every staff member who contributed. However, our main goal will always be to serve Craig and Moffat County."

The Colorado Press Association is made up of member newspapers from across the state. This year's contest entries were judged by the Oregon Press Association.

The Daily Press' sister newspaper, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, also swept all three award categories Saturday and was named the top overall paper in its circulation class.

The following is a list of individual award winners from Saturday:

First-place awards

• Best sports story - John Vandelinder

• Best business story - Collin Smith

• Best story-picture combination - Joshua Roberts and Hans Hallgren

• Best deadline reporting - Jerry Raehal

• Best sustained coverage - Daily Press staff

• Best humorous column writing - Christina Currie

• Best public service - Daily Press staff

• Best informational graphic - Nicole Miller

• Best small space ad - Jessica Vandenhout

• Best automotive ad - Cori Kroese and Gayle Yoris

• Best real estate ad - Jessica Vandenhout and Meg Boyer

• Best advertising special section - Daily Press staff

• Best advertising campaign - Renee Campbell

• Best circulation promotion - Amy Fontenot

• Best classified pages or section - Fran Reinier and Nancy Bechold

• Best feature page design - Nicole Miller

Second-place awards

• Best news story - Joshua Roberts

• Best sports event story - John Vandelinder

• Best agriculture story - Bridget Manley and Hans Hallgren

• Best education story - Joshua Roberts and Bridget Manley

• Best use of color in an ad - Corie Kroese and Andrew Bumpas

• Best newspaper promotion - Daily Press staff

• Best informational graphic - Amanda Fuerte

• Best feature page design - Nicole Miller

• Best photo essay - Hans Hallgren and Courtney Teeter

Third-place awards

• Editorial writing - Editorial Board

• Best news story - Collin Smith

• Best feature story - Joshua Roberts

• Best education story - Bridget Manley and Hans Hallgren

• Best sports event story - John Vandelinder

• Best special section - Daily Press staff

• Best sports column writing - John Vandelinder

• Best headline writing - Daily Press staff

• Best feature photograph - Hans Hallgren

• Best news page design - Daily Press staff

• Best feature page design - Daily Press staff

• Best editorial layout and design - Daily Press staff

• Best use of color in an ad - Renee Campbell and Liz Kuzmkowski

• Best real estate ad - Shannon Russell and Liz Kuzmkowski

• Best advertising campaign - Corie Kroese

• Best advertising layout and design - Daily Press staff

Comments

speech_geek 5 years, 1 month ago

I believe it was not the decision of the current editor to take the TV guide out. Give them a break, obviously they are doing a great job!!! Look at the list! Special congratulations to Christina Currie, Courtney Teeter and the advertising staff for their outstanding work! Keep it up guys!

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als362 5 years, 1 month ago

One thing you did not and will probably never win an award for is listening to the people that read this paper. You, the Editior and staff, have been told many times that people want the TV guide back in the paper. It is still not there. You held your own poll concerning the spanish pages in the paper. The vote was nearly unaminous that the people here do not want these pages. They too are still there. I think the Craig Daily Press needs to look at what the community wants more, and worry less about winning some award that does nothing for this area.

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