State Newspaper Contest Awards Highlight Breadth of SandPaper Coverage

Acquire: Over and above Ambient by Ryan Morrill gained 1st in the pictorial group.
The staff of The SandPaper gained more than five dozen awards in the 2021 New Jersey Press Association’s Superior Newspaper Contest, netting 36 for marketing, 22 in editorial creating and 4 in images. The contest was judged by members of the Utah Push Affiliation.
In editorial producing, reporter Gina G. Scala took property initially place in exclusive issue crafting for her protection of Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light’s weekly helicopter training, schooling creating for an post highlighting LBI Grade University students’ cross-curricula tutorial to LBI and protection of criminal offense/law enforcement/courts for her stories on past year’s double murder in Surf Town.
Affiliate Editor Maria Scandale took top honors in organization and financial composing for her write-up on a regional antiques vendor. Sarah Hodgson gained very first put for best use of social media. Executive Editor Gail Travers and Layout Supervisor Pattie McIntyre took very first in the Editorial Portion Layout & Articles group.
In the editorial remark category, reporter Rick Mellerup took 1st and 2nd location for his coverage of the offshore wind debate and current situations.
David Biggy, Eric Englund, Monique M. Demopoulos, Juliet Kaszas-Hoch, Pat Johnson, Scala and Scandale were being awarded the silver in investigative crafting for their glance at whether or not the winter season inhabitants on the Island and the mainland was bigger in 2020 because of to the pandemic.
Johnson also took household next in environmental, wellness and science producing for a ReClam the Bay tale. Scandale was awarded second area in information creating for her coverage of coyotes in Barnegat Light-weight and reporter Victoria Ford nabbed a silver in on line information writing for her tale on the deaths of a lacking Warren Grove couple.
For business producing, Biggy, Demopoulos and Scala took second spot for their Pandemic in Perspective series. Biggy tallied two additional next position awards for athletics creating portfolio and fresh technique to schedule reporting. Scala’s onsite coverage of the dredge Murden in Barnegat Inlet last summertime garnered her next area in interpretive composing.
Biggy, Ford, Kaszas-Hoch, Scala and Scandale arrived in third for their protection of the coronavirus, which includes a glance at the vaccine, navigating adore in the course of COVID-19 and employing techniques. Mellerup took 3rd for fresh new strategy to regime reporting for his tale about how a lost stuffed bear discovered its way dwelling.
Controlling Editor Jay Mann won 3rd place in headline producing. Biggy took home third in the types of instruction and on the internet breaking news creating.
The whole team won third put for The SandPaper’s 2021 holiday information.
In the image classes, which pit weekly photojournalists versus photographers from the state’s each day newspapers, photographer Ryan Morrill gained initial and third put in pictorial. Biggy took household 3rd place in news photo story for unmask the young children and sports activities element picture tale for his summer months swimming finale.
The SandPaper’s advertising personnel gained a dozen initially area awards, 13 2nd position and 11 third spot spots, like the sweep of the greatest trend and personalized care ad group.
Revenue reps and graphic artists contributing to the advertising awards haul included Chris Seiz, Jeffrey Kuhlman, Nora Devin, Andrea Driscoll and Nina Schulze.
 Staff Report

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