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Summit Daily News takes home 48 awards in state newspaper contests

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Hayden Wright of Anchorage, Alaska skis into the crowd in the Red Bull Slopesoakers pond skimming competition on Saturday, April 14 at Copper Mountain Resort. Wright collided with several spectators who were watching the event on the side of the course behind the fence, though both Wright and the spectators walked away on their own power from the incident.
Hugh Carey | hcarey@summitdaily.com

AURORA, Colo. — The Summit Daily News received 48 awards over the weekend from the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Associated Press Editors & Reporters, including “General Excellence” honors and a “Best in Show” recognition for photographer Hugh Carey.

The Daily was recognized by the Colorado Press Association with the “Photo & Design Sweepstakes” award and “General Excellence” honors, along with 21 individual awards, including 14 first-place finishes in its circulation class. Winners were recognized Saturday night at the 2018 CPA Better Newspaper Contest at the Hyatt Regency in Aurora. At the Colorado Associated Press Editors & Reporters ceremony on Friday night, the Daily placed in 23 categories, including 13 first-place finishes as well as a “General Excellence” award and a “Best in Show” award for Hugh Carey’s photo of a pond skimmer whose ill-advised leap resulted in crowd injuries and criminal charges.

In the Colorado Press Association contest, the Daily competes against newspapers in Colorado with a circulation between 6,001 and 15,000, including the Aspen Times, Durango Herald, Vail Daily, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Steamboat Springs Pilot & Today, the Aurora Sentinel and the Colorado Independent.

The following is a list of the Daily’s awards from both contests.

COLORADO PRESS ASSOCIATION

FIRST PLACE FINISHES

• Best Investigative Story Package: Jack Queen for “Health Scare”

• Best Breaking News/Deadline Reporting: Deepan Dutta, Hugh Carey, Eli Pace and Sawyer D’Argonne for Buffalo Mountain Fire coverage

• Best Feature Story: Jack Queen and Hugh Carey for “I’m not going back,” a look at an inmate’s journey away from meth addiction

• Best News Page Design: Ben Trollinger, Heather Jarvis, Hugh Carey and Deepan Dutta for “Forest Under Fire,” a breaking news story on the Buffalo Mountain Fire

• Best Story/Picture Combination: Hugh Carey and Sawyer D’Argonne for “A Summit Daily reporter sees firsthand how Summit County law enforcement officers train for the worst.”

• Best News Photograph: Hugh Carey for “I’m not going back”

• Best Photo Slideshow or Gallery: Hugh Carey for coverage of the Buffalo Mountain Fire

• Best Multimedia: Heather Jarvis and Hugh Carey for “The Longevity Project

• Best Use of Multimedia Advertising: Heather Jarvis and Hugh Carey for video promoting the Summit Daily audio news updates

• Best Cover Design: Madelyn LyBarger, Hugh Carey and Susan Gilmore for Explore Summit Magazine – Summer

• Best Classified Page(s) or Section(s)

• Best Health Care Ad: Ray Hodge

• Best Small Space Ad: Susan Tucker

• Best Use of Color in an Ad: Ray Hodge for Outlets at Silverthorne.

SECOND PLACE FINISHES

• Best News Story: Jack Queen and Hugh Carey for “Hard Cases,” a look at sexual assault prosecution in the #MeToo era

• Best Series: Deepan Dutta, Hugh Carey, Heather Jarvis, Ben Trollinger and Amanda Swanson for The Longevity Project.

• Best News Photograph: Hugh Carey for photo of a pond skimmer’s jump gone wrong

• Best Newspaper/House Ad Promotion: Meg Boyer and Summit Daily News staff for “Telling more stories”

• Best Health Care Ad: Dawn Gunderson and Rob Fair

• Best Black & White Ad: Ray Hodge

• Best Use of Color in an Ad: Dawn Gundersen

COLORADO ASSOCIATED PRESS EDITORS & REPORTERS RESULTS

FIRST PLACE FINISHES

• Feature Story: Jack Queen and Hugh Carey for “I’m not going back”

• Feature Photo: Hugh Carey for “Pie-eating contest”

• Beat Reporting: Jack Queen for “Hard Cases,” a look at sexual assault prosecution in the #MeToo era

• Headline Writing: Ben Trollinger

• Picture Story/Photo Essay: Hugh Carey

• Spot News Photo: Hugh Carey for “I’m not going back”

• Investigative Reporting: Jack Queen for “Health Scare”

• Photo portfolio: Hugh Carey

• Series: Deepan Dutta, Hugh Carey, Heather Jarvis and Ben Trollinger for “The Longevity Project“

• Online: Breaking News: Deepan Dutta, Sawyer D’Argonne and Hugh Carey for coverage of Buffalo Mountain Fire

• Sports Photo: Hugh Carey

• Sports Story: Antonio Olivero and Hugh Carey for a story on Summit County immigrant community and the World Cup.

SECOND PLACE FINISHES

• Feature story: Jack Queen for “Brother’s Keeper,” a look at a down-on-its-luck hotel and sibling rivalry

• Feature photo: Hugh Carey for “Ice Castles”

• Spot News Photo: Hugh Carey for “Buffalo Mountain Fire”

• Environmental Story: Jack Queen for “Hazmat on the High Road”

• Sports Photo: Hugh Carey for rugby coverage

THIRD PLACE FINISHES

• Feature photo: Hugh Carey for “Yoga Pose”

• Picture Story/Photo Essay: Hugh Carey for coverage of skijoring in Leadville

• Spot News Story: Deepan Dutta, Hugh Carey and Sawyer D’Argonne for coverage of Buffalo Mountain Fire

• Spot News Photo: Hugh Carey for “Battling Flames”

• Online Special Package: Hugh Carey and Heather Jarvis for “The Longevity Project”

• Sports Photo: Hugh Carey for “Final Run”


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