2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Special Section Cover ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Ledger Dispatch
    Entry Title: Amador County Fair
    Entry Credit: Caitlyn Schaap, Beth Barnard, Sarah Tullus
    Judge Comment: Stands out in the crowd for execution…use of graphics, fonts and color. Even though I believe the elements are not original, they are used together to create original art . This feels like I will learn about ways to have fun when I open the cover to see what's inside.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Business Journal
    Entry Title: Made in the Central Valley
    Entry Credit: Harold Foster, Jr.
    Judge Comment: I LOVE these colors and the fact that the original art does tell me what the topic is - industrial agriculture. I like the sun and gear in the title. This is visually exciting and hits high on all the judging criteria. The ONLY down-side is that I have no indicators as to what I'm going to learn when I open the publication. It could stand well on its own without ever turning the page...which misses that one important element - open me up!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Ledger Dispatch
    Entry Title: Holiday Magic
    Entry Credit: Caitlyn Schaap, Beth Barnard, Sarah Tullus
    Judge Comment: I like the colors, use of fonts, and execution, but it's not especially original, which is why it ranks unde #1 and #2.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Calistoga Tribune
    Entry Title: Mud City Weekender
    Entry Credit: Pat Hampton
    Judge Comment: This is functional and uses good quality photographs. It''s not inspiring visually but it does what its supposed to do - give me something pleasing to look at and tell me what's inside.