Winner, winner

Welcome to this week's Reno News & Review.

The Nevada Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest had its awards banquet on Friday. Here's what we won. Congratulations to all.

First Places

Story of the Year, Fatal Encounters Series, D. Brian Burghart; Best Spot News Story, On paper, Dennis Myers; Freedom of the Press, Fatal Encounters, Editorial Staff; Best Explanatory Journalism, Fatal Encounters, D. Brian Burghart; Best Nonstaff Story, Born to Crawl, Jeri Chadwell; Community Service, Fatal Encounters, D. Brian Burghart, Dennis Myers, Brad Bynum, Brian Breneman, Jonathan Buck; Best Investigative or In-depth Story or Series, Fatal Encounters, D. Brian Burghart; Best Information Graphic Who gets killed? Brian Breneman; Best Local Non-staff Column, Left Foot Forward, Sheila Leslie.

Second Places

Best Multiple Photo Essay, American Flatlined, Steve Erickson, Howard Goldbaum; Best Critical Writing, Completely different, Getting catty, Dance around the truth, Jessica Santina; Best Spot News Story, Buck Wild: Mustang advocates clash again with BLM, Georgia Fisher; Freedom of the Press, Closed to the public, Dennis Myers; Best Editorial Writing, Knock off the PR/ Get out of the way/ Recall the Gazette-Journal, Dennis Myers; Best News Feature Story, Street Cred, Georgia Fisher; Best Multi-Color Ad All you can eat sushi, all the time Kyle Shine, Joey Davis.

Third Places

Best Headline Writing, Brad Bynum; Best Large-Space Ad, Kyle Shine, Joey Davis; Advertising General Excellence, Reno News & Review Staff; Best Critical Writing, Todd South; Best Editorial Writing, D. Brian Burghart; Best Explanatory Journalism, Dennis Myers; Best Business News Story, Brad Bynum; Best Special Section or Campaign (Advertising) Kids News & Review Kids and staff from the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Priscilla Garcia, John Murphy, Reno News & Review Staff; Best Entertainment Writing, Brad Bynum; Best Special Section (Editorial) Bridal Guide 2015.