General Excellence is pretty good

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

It’s always my pleasure around this time of year to announce our winners in the urban weeklies category of the Nevada Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. It’s always great to be recognized by our peers. Entries were judged by the Utah Press Association.

My favorite is the General Excellence award, which we won. We compete against Southern Nevada papers much larger than ours.

I wish I could list all the winners, but we just don’t have the space. All the winners can be found at .

Firsts: Best Spot News Story, Dennis Myers; Best Business Feature, Dennis Myers; Best Local Column, D. Brian Burghart; Best Sports Story, Kat Kerlin; Best Page One Design, William Leung, Miles Harley, Don Button; Best Spot-Color Ad, Priscilla Garcia, Designer, John Murphy; Best Special Section (Advertising), Kids News & Review Priscilla Garcia, Designer, The kids at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

Seconds: Best Nonstaff Story, Mark Dunagan; Best Sports Feature, Brad Bynum; Best Critical Writing, Mark Dunagan; Best Editorial Writing, D. Brian Burghart; Best Special Section (Editorial), Staff; Best Black & White Ad, Miles Harley, Designer, Beverly Savage, Advertising Consultant; Best Special Section (Advertising), Marianne Mancina, Designer, John Murphy; Best-In House Promotion, Priscilla Garcia, Designer, John Murphy; Advertising General Excellence, Staff.

Thirds: Best Business Feature, Kat Kerlin; Best News Feature Story, Dennis Myers; Best Sports Feature, Kat Kerlin; Best Editorial Writing, Dennis Myers; Best Overall Design, Staff; Best Special Section (Advertising), Marianne Mancina, Designer, Asa Gilmore, Photographer, Rich Hoskins, Gina Odegard, Bev Savage, John Murphy; Best-In House Promotion, Miles Harley, Designer, John Murphy.

Congratulations to all!