Second place, public service: Reporters Fletcher and Diane Pryor for a package of stories about domestic violence, "How to get out of an abusive relationship."
First place, religion: Marlo Barnhart for a story about cell churches, which meet in homes to worship.
Second place, series: Lifestlye Editor Lisa Tedrick Prejean and reporters Teri Johnson, Pryor, Kate Coleman and Justina Stevens for "A Kiss a Day," a Valentine's Day package.
Honorable mention, general news: Fletcher and Julie E. Greene for stories about community support of cultural activities in Washington County.
Honorable mention, general news: Johnson for a story about local fans of the rock group, Kiss.
Honorable mention, local government: Greene for a story about how low-income Washington Countians are able to buy houses through a city program.
Second place, headlines: Editor Bob Fleenor for "Cluster's last stand," "Twin piques," and "Black Rock: A line in the sand trap."
Honorable mention, headlines: Copy editor Mark L. England for "Faith, hope, parity."
First place, sports story: Sports writer Parasiliti for coverage of Williamsport's first awards banquet for female athletes.
Second place, sports story: Sports writer Joel Huffer for coverage of a game featuring Julie Foltz, a junior guard at Brunswick, who scored 11 points in the first quarter, leading her team to the girls Class 1A state title.
Honorable mention, sports story: Herald Sports Editor Sheldon Shealer for a story about DeMatha basketball coach Morgan Wootten attending his first game after a liver transplant.
First place, sports feature: Parasiliti for a story about a hearing-impaired athlete at North Hagerstown High School.
Second place, sports feature: Shealer for a locker room piece about an unexpected Musselman High School defeat.
Honorable mention, sports feature: Huffer for a story about a Shepherd College football player who paid tribute to his dying niece by dedicating the season to her.
First place, sports column: Huffer for two columns. One explored options available to people other than a Hagerstown Suns game. The other was on the woes of tiny Oldtown High School and the obstacles facing its athletes.
First place, spot news photo: Photographer Joe Crocetta for a photo of Hagerstown City Police officers stopping a suspect in the middle of a street.
First place, feature photo: Photographer Ric Dugan for an unusual feature of a man bent over a porch railing troweling cement on a new sidewalk.
Honorable mention, feature photo: Crocetta for a nice picture of a grandfather and granson raking and playing in the fall leaves.
Second place, picture series: Photographer Kevin G. Gilbert for a series of portraits of African Americans featured in a Black History Month package.
Honorable mention, picture series: Dugan for a package of photographs from the Lollapalooza music festival.
Honorable mention, sports photo: Photographer Richard T. Meagher for funny second base baseball action of a runner getting a hand in the face while breaking up a double play.
First place, page design: Prejean for page layouts Sept. 1 about a woman who cross-stitches and Oct. 13 for "How to get out of an abusive relationship."
Second place, page design: Design Editor Kelly Zimmerman for a package about a Martinsburg, W.Va., soldier who helps guard the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, D.C.
First place, info/graphics, general: Graphic Artist Kim Bain for a map showing Hagerstown as the hub of the Civil War in this area.
First place, art & illustration: Bain for a colorful illustration of a sunflower for a story about garden gifts at Christmas.
Second place, info/graphics-sports: Bain for a graphic about the West Virginia Breeders Classix.
Honorable mention, Page 1 design: Copy editors Chris Fordney and Mark L. England.
Second place, local column: Editorial Page Editor Bob Maginnis for a column, "Locals turn back on business."
Honorable mention, local column: Reporter Terry Talbert, for "How it feels to turn fi...,fif..., fift..."