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

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 PressDaily 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. 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.

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 PressDaily 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 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 M2M2 featuring Moffat County High School football player Brady Conner. featuring Moffat County High School football player Brady Conner.

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 PressDaily Press won 54 awards at the Better Newspaper Contest. won 54 awards at the Better Newspaper Contest.

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 PressDaily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson said. “I am very lucky to work with such a talented group of people at the Publisher Bryce Jacobson said. "I am very lucky to work with such a talented group of people at the Craig Daily PressCraig 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.”. 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."

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, M2M2 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.” 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."

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

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

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

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

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