2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Front Page Layout & Design ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento News & Review (SN&R)
    Entry Title: April 12, September 20 & November 29, 2018
    Entry Credit: Sarah Hansel, Maria Ratinova
    Judge Comment: Beautiful and imaginative illustrations and typography that serve hard investigative cover stories just as well as they serve playful pieces. Every one of these three samples stood head and shoulders above the competition to make this an easy top choice. Wonderfully done, Sarah and Maria.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: June 7, August 1 & December 2018
    Entry Credit: Caitlin Fitch, Ben Ciccati
    Judge Comment: Love the delicate touch, where a little goes a long way: Each approach is simple and clean, with tone-matched typography and minor but restrained graphic and typographic flourishes that turn a good design into a great one. Also a big fan of the treatments on teasers to additional content.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Good Times
    Entry Title: June 6, September 5 & December 19, 2018
    Entry Credit: Tabi Zarrinnaal
    Judge Comment: Great photography and illustrations with fun, tone-matched typography that isn't over the top. Very attractive work.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Title: February 22, May 3 & May 31, 2018
    Entry Credit: Karen Loutzenheiser
    Judge Comment: Great visual concepts and typography. Wish the full-page visual treatment given to the gun-safety and sheriff's stories had been given in the #MeToo design -- the powerful photo was undermined by teasers, and by undersized headline typography that either should have been much bolder or much more delicate.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: North Coast Journal
    Entry Title: February 22, August 23 & October 25, 2018
    Entry Credit: Dave Orchard, Jonathan Webster, Alexander Woodard
    Judge Comment: Very cool illustrations, with great typography on those pieces. Also loved the perspective on the art photo and the stacking and layering of the headline; watch out for the unreadable white-on-light text.