2011 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Dailies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublicationCreditEntry Title
Advertising ExcellenceAll Divisions1stLas Vegas Review-Journal
Advertising ExcellenceAll Divisions2ndSanta Cruz Sentinel
Art / Nature PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleRussell YipMaharaja mood
Art / Nature PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeRandall BentonSalmon release
Art / Nature PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Bakersfield CalifornianCasey ChristieMeep meep
Art / Nature PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Mark ZaleskiDevastation
Art / Nature PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Record (Stockton)Michael McCollumbeeandpollen
Art / Nature PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Maria TimesLeah ThompsonGuadalupe dunes weather
Art / Nature PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis EnterpriseFred GladdisWater, it gives us life…
Art / Nature PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndGlendale News-PressRaul RoaDuck!
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Fresno Bee
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stAntelope Valley Press (Palmdale)
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndChico Enterprise-Record
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Hanford Sentinel
Arts & Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Union Democrat (Sonora)
Best ColumnsDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesSteve Lopez
Best ColumnsDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleJohn Diaz
Best ColumnsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Modesto BeeJeff Jardine
Best ColumnsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndDaily News-Los AngelesKerry Cavanaugh
Best ColumnsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Record (Stockton)Michael Fitzgerald
Best ColumnsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndChico Enterprise-RecordDavid Little
Best ColumnsDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis EnterpriseBob Dunning
Best ColumnsDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndGlendale News-PressDan Evans
Best Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleDirect democracy at 100
Best Editorial CartoonDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over2ndU-T San DiegoSteve Breen cartoon #2
Best Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 35,000 & under1stThe Napa Valley RegisterAmbulance monster truck
Best Editorial CartoonDivisions C & D: 35,000 & under2ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)What you're paying for is infrastructure
Best Editorial CommentDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleJohn DiazWhat is good (and bad) about redevelopment
Best Editorial CommentDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesThe Legislature's silly season
Best Editorial CommentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Oakland TribuneDaniel BorensteinNot a close call on Ohlone College Trustee
Best Editorial CommentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Kevin ChaffeeOust manager
Best Editorial CommentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)Len La BarthNo more city money for theater project
Best Editorial CommentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Maria TimesTom Bolton and John LankfordSupervisors' majority fails again
Best Editorial CommentDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Union Democrat (Sonora)Craig CassidyColumbia School Board of Trustees should be replaced
Best Editorial CommentDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Napa Valley RegisterMichael DonnellyScrap 9/11 memorial, build tribute to veterans
Best Feature StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury NewsJulia Prodis SulekLost voices of September 11
Best Feature StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento BeeMarjie LundstromThe girl with 100 scars
Best Feature StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)The answer she was waiting for
Best Feature StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndVentura County StarHospital unit may be shut
Best Feature StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stDaily Press (Victorville)Natasha LindstromToo young to die
Best Feature StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Maria TimesJanene ScullyOne bracelet, two men
Best Feature StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under1stLodi News-SentinelLauren NelsonJeff Kooyman: A life renewed
Best Feature StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndGlendale News-PressMegan O'NeilDescendant of Brand family in legal fight over estate
Best Front PageDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury News
Best Front PageDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
Best Front PageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
Best Front PageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
Best Front PageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stMarin Independent Journal (Novato)
Best Front PageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Monterey County Herald
Best Front PageDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Hanford Sentinel
Best Front PageDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLodi News-Sentinel
Best House Ad / Advertising CampaignAll Divisions1stLas Vegas Review-JournalJustin LauSell it yourself
Best House Ad / Advertising CampaignAll Divisions2ndThe Davis EnterpriseShe may have your heart
Best Investigative ReportingDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesBillions to spend
Best Investigative ReportingDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)Scott M. ReidBetrayal of Trust
Best Investigative ReportingDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)David DanelskiMecca: Unearthing the truth
Best Investigative ReportingDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeChris CollinsIn denial
Best Investigative ReportingDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Monterey County HeraldJim Johnson and Julia ReynoldsWater series
Best Investigative ReportingDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndRecord Searchlight (Redding)Ryan SabalowWho's working inmate fire camps
Best Investigative ReportingDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Salinas CalifornianJeff MitchellSalinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Investigation 2011
Best Investigative ReportingDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Union Democrat (Sonora)Lacey Peterson, Ashley Archibald, Ryan Campbell and Craig CassidyColumbia School sex scandal
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco Chronicle
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Cruz Sentinel
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndDaily Pilot (Costa Mesa)
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis Enterprise
Best Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLodi News-Sentinel
Best Special IssueDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChronicleOrange All Over
Best Special IssueDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury News9/11 Special Section
Best Special IssueDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Sendai's Wave of Sorrow
Best Special IssueDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)A 25-Year Ride
Best Special IssueDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stMerced Sun-StarPlaybook
Best Special IssueDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)Finding new paths to success
Best Special IssueDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis EnterpriseWelcome to Davis
Best Special IssueDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Hanford SentinelAnswer Book - March 2011
Best Sports StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesChris DufresneDisaster relief
Best Sports StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesBill PlaschkeIt's not rocket science, but it sure feels good
Best Sports StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Mirjam SwansonA year of anguish
Best Sports StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndDaily News-Los AngelesBrian MartinFight Plan
Best Sports StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Cruz SentinelJim SeimasHouse of the rising son: Next stop for Aptos' Torres is Japan
Best Sports StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Theo FightmasterSharing the Game
Best Sports StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Signal (Santa Clarita)Cary OsborneFuel for the fire
Best Sports StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndMadera TribunePaul StanfordMoran signs, seals and delivers for Atlanta Braves
Best VideoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury NewsDai Sugano, Julia Prodis Sulek, Jami C. Smith and Michael MaloneLost voices of September 11
Best VideoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesCaught in the Crossfire
Best VideoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Oakland TribuneJane TyskaTime heals: Oakland firestorm survivors
Best VideoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)Marilyn ChungIMAHelps' medical mission to Somoto, Nicaragua
Best VideoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)Mike GreenerWaller's rally
Best VideoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)Tara CuslidgeCal Mex baseball videos
Best VideoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stImperial Valley Press (El Centro)Chelcey AdamiSalvation Mountain builder remains true to his message of love
Best VideoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLodi News-SentinelDan EvansJeff Kooyman: A life renewed
Best WebsiteDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles Timeswww.latimes.com
Best WebsiteDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLas Vegas Review-Journalwww.lvrj.com
Best WebsiteDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)www.pe.com
Best WebsiteDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno Beewww.fresnobee.com
Best WebsiteDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)www.dailyrepublic.com
Best WebsiteDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Monterey County HeraldLisa Mitchellwww.montereyherald.com
Best WebsiteDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Signal (Santa Clarita)www.the-signal.com
Best WebsiteDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Daily Transcript (San Diego)www.sddt.com
Best WritingDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesThomas CurwenFinishing touches
Best WritingDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsBruce NewmanLegend. Visionary.
Best WritingDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stVentura County StarBrett JohnsonWe could die at that moment… Living a cliffhanger
Best WritingDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndPress-Telegram (Long Beach)Doug KrikorianSon's killing an ever-present loss
Best WritingDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Cruz SentinelJulie JagImpact Zone: With Sion Milosky's death at Maverick's, Santa Cruz's big-wave surfers are taking stock of their priorities
Best WritingDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Cruz SentinelJ.M. BrownA decade of grief: The worst day of your life is just back every year
Best WritingDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis EnterpriseAnne Ternus-BellamyGrief and hope: Family finds life comes full circle
Best WritingDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLompoc RecordBo PoertnerChasing a normal life
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeeMarjie LundstromBogus nursing home records get little notice // How nursing home stay turned tragic
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesKen BensingerA vicious cycle in the used-car business
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)Mike PerraultClosed for business
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Nathan HalversonSonoma Bank's Downfall
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stRecord Searchlight (Redding)Ryan SabalowBlossoming Weed
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)Reed FujiiRe-creating a lead legend
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis EnterpriseJonathan EdwardsThat's really fast food
Coverage of Business, Financial or Economic NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndMadera TribuneFarin MontanezFairmead: Not to be forgotten
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision A: 150,001 & over1stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Mike Taugher and Julia ScottThere's a catch
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChroniclePeter FimriteRidding Faralones of Mice
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Fresno BeeMark GrossiDon't drink the water
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)Marcel Honore and Michelle MitchellAir quality series
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)Barry Eberling and Mike GreenerA year in the Marsh
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)Alex BreitlerThe Other Big One
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis EnterpriseJonathan EdwardsBack to nature
Coverage of EnvironmentDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Davis EnterpriseCory GoldenA charge from Chevy's Volt
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles TimesRobert Faturech and Jack LeonardAbuse of Power
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsMike RosenbergCoverage of Caltrain
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Brett Wilkison and Jeremy HayCounty pensions revealed
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Modesto BeeKen Carlson and J.N. SbrantiCashing in on nonprofit
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Record (Stockton)Daniel ThigpenWhat lies ahead
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndVisalia Times-DeltaValerie Gibbons and Paul HurleyBenefits of boards and special districts
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision D: 15,000 & under1stGlendale News-PressMelanie HickenADI coverage and aftermath
Coverage of Local GovernmentDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Signal (Santa Clarita)Tammy MarashlianHart board throws curve
Coverage of Youth or EducationDivision A: 150,001 & over1stThe San Francisco ExaminerBeth Winegarner and Deirdre HusseySpecial problem
Coverage of Youth or EducationDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsLisa KriegerUniversities or Visa Mills?
Coverage of Youth or EducationDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Raising the Grade (series)
Coverage of Youth or EducationDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Bakersfield CalifornianJorge BarrientosSomeone following you around
Coverage of Youth or EducationDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stDaily Pilot (Costa Mesa)Mike ReicherSpecial Report: School Flight
Coverage of Youth or EducationDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)Roger Phillips and Jennifer TorresProtect the link, strengthen the chain
Coverage of Youth or EducationDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Napa Valley RegisterVictoria RossiCostly school trips
Coverage of Youth or EducationDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Signal (Santa Clarita)Tammy Marashlian, Natalie Everett, Jonathan Randles and Melissa GascaSpecial Report: Report Card on SCV Education
Feature PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeeRenee C. ByerSkype Christmas wishes
Feature PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco ChronicleLea SuzukiRoof is really living
Feature PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Bakersfield CalifornianFelix AdamoHalloween monster mash
Feature PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Crista JeremiasonCasual vibe at Rivertown
Feature PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)Chris KaufmanSummer arrives with sizzling heat
Feature PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Robert TongA sister's gift
Feature PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Signal (Santa Clarita)Dan WatsonIn the name of rock, Tributefest
Feature PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndImperial Valley Press (El Centro)Joselito VilleroMcCabe Olympics
First Amendment / Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over1stSan Francisco ChroniclePG & E Blast
First Amendment / Freedom of InformationDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over2ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)San Bernardino County Employees Retirement/ Pensions
First Amendment / Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 35,000 & under1stSanta Cruz SentinelPension Precipice: Pain and promise of public pensions
First Amendment / Freedom of InformationDivisions C & D: 35,000 & under2ndThe Union Democrat (Sonora)Columbia School Sex Case
General ExcellenceDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury News
General ExcellenceDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
General ExcellenceDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)
General ExcellenceDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Modesto Bee
General ExcellenceDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stAntelope Valley Press (Palmdale)
General ExcellenceDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)
General ExcellenceDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Davis Enterprise
General ExcellenceDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Salinas Californian
Graphic IllustrationDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeeInside Sacramento International Airport's $1 billion upgrade
Graphic IllustrationDivisions A & B: 35,001 & over2ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Rebuilding 330
Graphic IllustrationDivisions C & D: 35,000 & under1stThe Davis EnterpriseFrom Acme Theatre to Zipcar, we explain it all
Graphic IllustrationDivisions C & D: 35,000 & under2ndThe Record (Stockton)Man vs. Food
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Francisco Chronicle
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stVentura County Star
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Barbara News-Press
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under1stLodi News-Sentinel
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Union Democrat (Sonora)
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury NewsCupertino Quarry Shootings
Local Breaking NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)Shootings in Seal Beach
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Hunt for a Killer
Local Breaking NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndPress-Telegram (Long Beach)Tracy Manzer and Greg Mellen10/13/11 "Seal Beach attach kills 8"
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Cruz SentinelManhunt ends after 5 hours
Local Breaking NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)Police seek driver who killed toddler
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Daily Triplicate (Crescent City)Tsunami devastates harbor
Local Breaking NewsDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndThe Daily Triplicate (Crescent City)Mother, daughter shot
News PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLas Vegas Review-JournalJessica EbelharTragedy follows chaos
News PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesRick LoomisElation, then anger in Cairo
News PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Fresno BeeEric Paul ZamoraTearful farewell
News PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)Christopher ChungHigh Water, Slides Abound
News PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stVisalia Times-DeltaA soldier's farewell
News PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)Ebet fire
News PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Napa Valley RegisterJL Sousa90-minute morning power outage cripples downtown
News PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndPorterville RecorderChieko HaraShooting suspect
Online Breaking NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over1stThe Orange County RegisterSeal Beach shootings: 8 slain in O.C.'s deadliest mass killing
Online Breaking NewsDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesCarmageddon
Online Breaking NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Oakland TribuneOccupy Oakland protests turn violent
Online Breaking NewsDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Shooting of police officer Ryan Bonaminio
Online Breaking NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Cruz SentinelStephen Baxter, Larissa Mueller and Julie CopelandPolice shoot and kill 22-year-old Watsonville man inside sporting goods store
Online Breaking NewsDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Cruz SentinelDonna Jones, Dan Coyro and Julie CopelandFirefighters battle four-alarm blaze at historic cold storage warehouse
Photo Essay / Picture StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over1stThe Sacramento BeePaul Kitagaki Jr.Barbershop Gun Battle
Photo Essay / Picture StoryDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndLos Angeles TimesKatie FalkenbergA Lasting Toll
Photo Essay / Picture StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)Mark ZaleskiSendai's wave of sorrow
Photo Essay / Picture StoryDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndDaily News-Los AngelesHans GutknechtBLAZE
Photo Essay / Picture StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stSanta Cruz SentinelShmuel ThalerUnder water
Photo Essay / Picture StoryDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Alan DepAngles in the sky
Photo Essay / Picture StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Salinas CalifornianConner JayGiving grief a voice
Photo Essay / Picture StoryDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndImperial Valley Press (El Centro)Chelcey AdamiMigrant hotel
Sports CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Sports CoverageDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Chronicle
Sports CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stDaily News-Los Angeles
Sports CoverageDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
Sports CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stThe Record (Stockton)
Sports CoverageDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndSanta Barbara News-Press
Sports CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Signal (Santa Clarita)
Sports CoverageDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndLodi News-Sentinel
Sports PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over1stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)Karl MondonMaking waves ahead of races
Sports PhotoDivision A: 150,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury NewsNhat V. MeyerGo crazy!
Sports PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)John BurgessUgly win is beautiful
Sports PhotoDivision B: 35,001 - 150,0002ndThe Fresno BeeEric Paul ZamoraEyes on the prize
Sports PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0001stMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Frankie ForstThrills & spills
Sports PhotoDivision C: 15,001 - 35,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)Alan DepQuick Start
Sports PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under1stThe Daily Triplicate (Crescent City)Bryant AndersonBig win for Warriors
Sports PhotoDivision D: 15,000 & under2ndPorterville RecorderChieko HaraTough loss