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Summit Daily honored with 23 total awards in Best Newspaper Contest

The Summit Daily News collected 23 total awards during the Colorado Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The Daily competes in a category with other daily newspapers circulating between 6,001 and 15,000. Our awards for stories are as follows:

First place award:



  • Best news story, Managing Editor Ben Trollinger’s story Summit County student faces deportation, a report on Jaime Leon Rivas, a then Snowy Peaks High School student who was facing deportation. Trollinger also won first in best deadline news reporting and third in best online breaking news for subsequent stories on Rivas titled A birthday party and an act of protest and A birthday vigil respectively.



Second place:

  • Best multimedia, Sports Editor Sebastian Foltz for his On the Hill segment, Alpine touring at A-Basin, also featuring Ike the husky.

  • Best sports story, Foltz and Smith ventured into the world of dog sledding for A Summit Iditarod for newly minted mushers. If you haven’t seen the video that accompanies this story, it’s a must-see. A & E Editor Krista Driscoll was also awarded third in this category for her skiing adventure story, 1 day, 7 mountains.

Third Place:

  • Best editorial writing, Trollinger for a call to the town of Dillon to be open about the resignation of then Police Chief Brian Brady.

In addition to these individual awards the Summit Daily received the Innovator of the Year award, and third place for best website-daily-content. The Summit Daily ad staff was also honored with the following awards:

First place awards:

  • Best Website-Daily-Advertising, Ashley Kujawski for ads highlighting the production of “Shrek” by the Backstage Theatre
  • Best Advertising Campaign, Kujawski and Rob Fair for the Burke & Riley’s ad campaign.

Second place:

  • Best Use Of Multimedia Advertising, Cindy Boisvert for Town Place Suites advertising.
  • Best Restaurant Or Dining Ad, Kujawski for Turkey Day advertising for Modis.
  • Best Healthcare Ad, Meredith Metz, for Swan Mountain. Metz also took third place in this category for advertising for Running technique.

Third place:

  • Best Black And White Ad, Josilynn Reynolds for Ollies Pub & Grub.
  • The advertising staff on the whole was also awarded third place for best advertising layout and design for the Aug. 5 newspaper.


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