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:
·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"
·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?"
·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"
·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 ..."