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First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.
Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.
A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.
|Circ Group(s)||Category Name||Award||Organization||City||Entry Title||Comments||Credits|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Profiles||First Place||Marin Independent Journal||San Rafael||Fairfax couple await release from 'nightmare' coronavirus quarantine||The descriptive details kept me interested from start to finish. This story seems just as fresh and interesting now as when it was first published.||Matthew Pera|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Profiles||Second Place||Santa Cruz Sentinel||Santa Cruz||Breast cancer diagnosis during pandemic a hard road to travel||Even though this is a relevant topic, I haven't seen it covered during the pandemic. Nice angle and interesting, heartfelt read.||Jessica A. York|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Profiles||Third Place||Napa Valley Register||Napa||Covid wedding 'paws-poned': Napa couple makes the best of wedding delay||Had fun reading this one. Writer did a great job weaving together words to set a fun tone and give readers great insight into this couple's lives.||Jennifer Huffman|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Profiles||Fourth Place||Marin Independent Journal||San Rafael||Marin man in Chinese virus zone details 'scary' scene||This took a lot of coordinating, and it shows. Good topic and good insight into why someone might want to stay at ground zero.||Matthew Pera|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Profiles||Fifth Place||Santa Maria Times||Santa Maria||Saxman||Good heart-warming story.||Mike Hodgson|