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The Herald-Mail wins 38 Press Association awards

April 28, 2007

The Herald-Mail won 38 awards for news coverage and advertising during the two-day Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association conference.

The newsroom won 20 awards, including 11 first-place awards. Two of the entries won "Best in Show" titles, judged the best of all newspaper entries regardless of divisions.

The Herald-Mail is in Division B, for newspapers with daily circulations between 30,000 and 75,000.

Columnist Tim Rowland won a first place and Best in Show for a local column, "School's measured response to security issue was welcome."

Reporter Karen Hanna, graphic artist Chad Trovinger and associate editor Linda Duffield won a first place and Best of Show for a yearlong series tracking efforts to improve student performance at Bester Elementary School.

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The advertising awards were presented Thursday, and the news and photography awards were presented Friday in Ellicott City, Md.

The Herald-Mail, which publishes The Morning Herald, The Daily Mail and The Herald-Mail, submitted news and feature stories, editorials and local columns written in 2006.

Also submitted were photographs, pages and graphics. The advertising department also submitted entries.

The winners are:

News



·First place, State Government - Karen Hanna for "Glitch slows Medicaid prescription processing"

·First place, Public Service - News staff for "Reporters put school security to the test"

·First place, Education - Hanna, Chad Trovinger and Linda Duffield for "Bettering Bester"

·First place, Arts and Entertainment - News staff for "Blues Fest"

·Second place, Spot News - Don Aines and Dave McMillion for "Three killed in Shepherd shooting"

·Second place, Continuing Coverage - News staff for "Guard shot at hospital, inmate charged"

·Second place, Local Government - Pepper Ballard for "Councilwoman gets ride from police"

·Second place, Arts and Entertainment - Kristin Wilson for "Best in shows"

Editorial



·First place, Local Column, Critical Thinking - Tim Rowland for "School's measured response to security issue was welcome"

·First place, Local Column, Feature or Humor - Lisa Prejean for "Hectic holiday schedules maybe aren't the best way to celebrate"

·Second place, Local Column, Critical Thinking - Bob Maginnis for "Can we trade this crow for a real budget hawk?"

Photography



·First place, Spot News Photo - Joe Crocetta for "Captured"

·First place, Sports Photos - Crocetta for "Second base the hard way"

·bSecond place, Spot News Photo - Erick Gibson for "Sickness in building ties up city"

·Second place, Photo Series - Yvette May for "The family farm"

·Second place, General News Photo - Kevin G. Gilbert for "Three grieving women"

Sports



·First place, Sports Story - Dan Kauffman for "Ashway opens season, career in style"

·First place, Sports Column - Mark Keller for "Looking good isn't being good"

Design and Graphics



·First place, Headlines - Arnold Platou for "Better than any udder"

·Second place, Special Section - Staff for "Making a Difference"

Advertising - First place



·Local automotive, black and white or color - Nathan Holmes and Brittney Hamilton for "Calling All Customers"

·Themed feature page - Angie Sease and retail staff for "Thanksgiving Dining"

·10 pounds of stuff in a five pound bag - Robin Straley and Kathy Gelwicks for "Pay No Interest." The ad also won best of category

·Online revenue producer - Advertising staff for "JobFetch"

Advertising - Second Place



·Local retail black and white, less than 1/2 page - Janet Canfield for "We Have Beautiful Displays"

·Local retail color, less than 1/2 page - Straley and Ray Clark for "Memories of Elvis"

·Local retail color, 1/2 page or more - Straley and Gelwicks for "Home Living Sale"

·Local recruitment, black and white or color - Sue Ridenour and Sandy Maginnis for "Job Fair"

·Special section, annual - Staff for "2006-2007 Academic Calendar"

·House promotion ads - Sease for "People Who Make a Difference"

·0 pounds of stuff in a five pound bag - Canfield and Cherish Harvey for "Kline Tours"

Advertising - Third place



·Local retail black and white, less than 1/2 page - Sease and Craig Reichard for "Buy Your Mother's Day Gift Here"

·Local retail color, 1/2 page or more - Kim Bain for "It's not the destination ..."

·Local automotive, black and white or color - Holmes and Hamilton for "17th Annual Tuxedo Sale"

·Niche publication - Our Country Called Book Team for "Our Country Called"

·House promotion ad - Chad Trovinger for "Loop - Are you in?"

·Ad campaign using multiple products - Canessa Collins, Cindy Jones and Ronnie Crampton for "If You Want"

·Wild card - Canfield for "Your Local Furniture ..."

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