Craig Daily Press recognized with 54 state awards

Newspaper wins AP awards

The Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Association also recognized the Craig Daily Press with three awards during a ceremony Friday night at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

Collin Smith earned first place for “3 decades with a photo” in the feature story category in the Daily Press’ circulation class. Brian Smith won honorable mention for his portrait/personality photograph of Brady Conner.

Collin Smith and Shawn McHugh won honorable mention for “The reinvention of Jay Forbes” in the business story category.

The Craig Daily Press was named the best newspaper in its circulation class during the Colorado Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.

The awards were presented Saturday at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

The Daily Press was presented with 49 awards in three categories: advertising, photography and design, and editorial. The newspaper also won the sweepstakes award in all three of those categories and the General Excellence Award.

Additionally, Daily Press lead reporter Brian Smith and copy editor/designer Jerry Martin also won one of four Best of Show awards for the cover of the August 2010 edition of M2 featuring Moffat County High School football player Brady Conner.

In all, the Daily Press won 54 awards at the Better Newspaper Contest.

“I am pleased with the awards that we received this year at the Colorado Press Association convention,” Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson said. “I am very lucky to work with such a talented group of people at the Craig Daily Press. This staff works very hard each and every day to meet and exceed the expectations of our readers and advertisers, who ultimately are the most important part of what we do. However, to be this highly regarded by our peers, among Colorado newspapers, is a true honor.”

Jacobson noted that the Best of Show award is a coveted honor that makes him especially proud.

“Brian and Jerry should be very pleased with this award,” Jacobson said. “The judges didn’t just say they are the best of newspapers our size. They said they are the best in the state, and that is something to be proud of.

“Furthermore, M2 is our new monthly publication that started in August of last year. We have received many compliments from readers and advertisers about this section so it is simply an added bonus for our peers to appreciate an element of this publication.”

The Daily Press’ sister newspaper, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, also took home the General Excellence Award in its circulation class as well as the Best of Show award for advertising.

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

First-place awards

• Best sports event story — Ben Bulkeley

• Best agriculture story — Nicole Inglis

• Best education story — Nicole Inglis

• Best sustained coverage — Collin Smith, Brian Smith and Joshua Roberts

• Best special section — Daily Press staff

• Best humorous column writing — Janet Sheridan

• Best sports photograph — Shawn McHugh

• Best feature page design — Jerry Martin

• Best editorial layout and design — Daily Press staff

• Best automotive ad — Renee Campbell and Suzanne Becker

• Best real estate ad — Tina Eckhoff

• Best advertising campaign — Renee Campbell

• Best advertising layout and design — Daily Press staff

• Best newspaper promotion — Daily Press staff

• Best circulation promotion — Amy Fontenot

• Best classified page or section — Daily Press staff

Second-place awards

• Best sports event story — Collin Smith

• Best agriculture story — Nicole Inglis

• Best education story — Ben McCanna

• Best deadline news reporting — Collin Smith and Joshua Roberts

• Best series — Brian Smith and Shawn McHugh

• Best humorous column writing — Cathy Hamilton

• Best news photograph — Brian Smith

• Best sports photograph — Ben Bulkeley

• Best photo essay — Shawn McHugh

• Best feature page design — Nicole Miller

• Best black and white ad — Tina Eckhoff

• Best use of color in an ad — Cori Kroese and Aaron Lugo

• Best small space ad — Cori Kroese

• Best real estate ad — Shannon Russell

• Best advertising campaign — Tina Eckhoff and Aaron Lugo

• Best newspaper promotion — Daily Press staff

• Best circulation promotion — Amy Fontenot

• Best classified page or section — Daily Press staff

Third-place awards

• Best news story — Collin Smith and Joshua Roberts

• Best feature story — Brian Smith

• Best sports event story — Ben Bulkeley

• Best business story — Collin Smith

• Best story-picture combination — Collin Smith and Shawn McHugh

• Best deadline news reporting — Brian Smith

• Best serious column writing — Jessie and Tom Cramer

• Best sports photograph — Shawn McHugh

• Best photo essay — Shawn McHugh

• Best news page design — Jerry Martin

• Best small space ad — Shannon Russell

• Best automotive ad — Cori Kroese

• Best real estate ad — Cori Kroese

• Best advertising campaign — Renee Campbell

• Best circulation promotion — Amy Fontenot

Comments

als362 3 years, 1 month ago

They must have been the only paper entered in the contest.

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David Moore 3 years, 1 month ago

That's a lot of awards for one small town newspaper. Anyone know how many others were in the CDP's category? Should have had the "Most colorful on-line forum poster" in this awards ceremony. I got one poster in mind hands down, but since I am one of the genuine ones here, I don't need harassed for a misunderstood poke.

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jt2009 3 years, 1 month ago

als362 The paper must keep you entertained.

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nightwatch 3 years, 1 month ago

YOU ARE TO SENSITIVE DAVID,STICK TO YOUR HOSPITAL WORK AND ALL WILL BE FINE,,YOU NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON BRINGING THINGS UP TO PAR HERE FIRST

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David Moore 3 years, 1 month ago

Sensitive? Wrong guy. Are you criticizing my work at the hospital? If so, what do I need to bring up to par? My work is above par, always has been, always will be. I think you completely misunderstood my post.

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nightwatch 3 years, 1 month ago

david,we here at the hospital is not criticizing your work,your work is very good,but you being the only one here that is constantly in the middle of all the drama kind of brings us to much attention,we know we have a good staff, but we are starting to wonder about you,,???

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David Moore 3 years, 1 month ago

Yeah right, whatever. I love it when people hiding behind a fake name claim they know me, how about revealing yourself, then I might respect your opinion...then again, I might not. I find it interesting that quite a few people on here can slander, post untrue information and act all crazy, but if I give my respectful point of view I'm told to mind my own business. I'm not a little kid and I don't need to be told what to do or what to say, I have an opinion and I have a right to express it here if I please. I am certainly not "constantly" in the middle of any drama and if I'm such an embarrassment to the hospital, why hasn't the executive staff pulled me aside and asked me to cool it? I have heard from many people that they enjoy my common sense point of view, sorry you don't...so don't read it and please don't respond to it as I could care less about you opinion of me. Have a nice day.

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