Herald-Mail receives press association awards

April 23, 2010

BALTIMORE -- The Herald-Mail received 44 editorial, advertising and online Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association awards this week.

Twenty-three were in editorial categories, such as writing, photography and page design. Twelve were in advertising and nine were for online work.

Among daily papers, The Herald-Mail was in the 30,000 to 75,000 circulation division for editorial, 35,000 and over division for advertising and under 75,000 division for online.

The Herald-Mail also received five Best of Show awards, the top honor across all circulation divisions -- three for advertising and two for editorial.


Awards for 2009 work were given Thursday and Friday at the Four Points Sheraton near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The advertising Best of Show awards were:

o Local real estate, black and white: Nathan Holmes, David Palmer, Tina Wallech for Dan Ryan Builders, "New Model Grand Opening."

o Local recruitment, black and white or color: Karrie Elliott, Michael Myers for "The Jefferson School."

o Ad campaign or series: Kim Bain, Roberta Maas, Yvette May for Furniture Market, "Adventures in Furniture."

The editorial Best of Show Awards were:

o State government: Andrew Schotz for a story about state legislators trying to ban a man from videotaping a public meeting

o Public service: Erin Julius and Ric Dugan for a six-part series on homelessness

The Herald-Mail's winners were:


o Local retail black and white, less than half-page: Robin Straley, Cherish Harvey (1st), Antietam Paving Co., "Back in the Black"

o Local retail color, half-page or more: Straley, Kathy Gelwicks (1st), Spichers, "Christmas Savings"; Brandon Boschert, Craig Reichard (2nd), Warner Service, "Score Big"

o Local real estate, black and white or color: Holmes, Palmer, Wallech (1st), Dan Ryan Builders, "New Model Grand Opening"; Kelly Gossard, Palmer, Wallech (2nd), Mackintosh Realtors, "Sold"

o Local recruitment, black and white or color: Karrie Elliott, Myers (1st)

o Ad campaign or series: Bain, Maas, May (1st), Furniture Market, "Adventures in Furniture"; Holmes, Lauren Spencer, Wallech (2nd), David's Furniture & Interiors, "Selling out to the Bare Walls!"

o Special section, annual: Myers, classified staff (3rd), "Class of 2009 Yearbook"

o Niche publication: Dave Elliott, Bain, advertising staff (1st), "Tri-State Legal Directory"; Dave Elliott, advertising staff, photography staff (3rd), "2010 Antietam Humane Society Calendar"

o House promotion ads: Bain (3rd), "Shop 24.7 Shop The Tri-State"


o Local column: feature or humor: Bill Kohler (1st), "My Father's Day Wish for You: Tell Him How You Feel"

o Spot news: staff (1st), death of Nick Adenhart; Schotz, Marlo Barnhart, Dan Dearth (2nd), "Two Die in 50-Vehicle Pileup on I-70"

o General news: Julius (1st), "Writings of Teen Charged in Father's Death Released"

o Feature story, profile: Dearth (2nd), "We Went to Hell and Beyond"

o Local government: Julie E. Greene (1st), "Stuck in Traffic"

o State government: Schotz (1st), "Video Recording Ban Based on 'Wrong Advice'"

o Public service: Julius, Dugan (1st), "Homeless in Hagerstown"

o General news photo: Joe Crocetta (1st), "Specter Says Shhhhhh"

o Spot news photo: May (2nd), "Cannon Avenue Fire"

o Feature photo: Colleen Helf (2nd), "Spur of the Moment"

o Photo series: Crocetta (1st), "Double Exposure"

o Sports photo: Dugan (1st), "Ohhhh Yeah!"; Kevin G. Gilbert (2nd), "Perfect Pass"

o Sports story: Bob Parasiliti (1st), "Friends and Family Remember Nick"

o Business reporting: Dave McMillion (1st), "Counting on the Towpath"

o Environment reporting: Heather Keels (2nd), "Grass Sets Off Turf War"

o Special section: staff (1st), "Making a Difference"

o Headline: Kohler (2nd), "People Tea-d Off Over Taxes"

o Page 1 design: Mark England, Joel Huffer (1st), "A Dream Cut Short"; Sherry Bourgeois (2nd), "Mr. President"

o Feature page design: Chad Trovinger, Crystal Schelle (1st), "Twilight Book"; Trovinger (2nd), "Secret Life of the American Teenager"


o Multimedia storytelling, feature: Dugan (3rd), "Livestock Auction"

o Online commentary or blog: Tim Rowland, Dustin Lawyer (1st), "The Rowland Rant"; Ellen Rowland, Tiffany Arnold (2nd), "Why Weight"

o Use of interactive media: digital staff (2nd), "Nick Adenhart Memorial"

o Citizen involvement: digital staff (1st), "Name the Alley Contest"

o Innovative online advertising: Lawyer (1st), "Video Home Tours"; Straley (2nd), "R. Bruce Carson Advertising Campaign"

o Online advertising initiative: Caitlin Kelch (3rd), "Promotion for"

o Community service project: Heather Keels, Ray Naegle (3rd), "What's Wrong With This Picture?"

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