2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Feature Story ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Moorpark Acorn
    Entry Title: She will never walk alone
    Entry Credit: Eliav Appelbaum
    Judge Comment: Really solid piece that draws the reader in with a touching story. Good balance of creative feature writing that still is direct and let's the subject tell their story.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Poway News Chieftain
    Entry Title: Poway player says 'football saved me'
    Entry Credit: Terry Monahan
    Judge Comment: Great subject and an all-around solid piece. Just enough style to go with a substantive topic that isn't easy to tackle.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Palos Verdes Peninsula News
    Entry Title: Living and running with Type I diabetes
    Entry Credit: Nicholas Ingram
    Judge Comment: The rare feature story: Not heavy handed but still able to tell a story with style.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Free Lance
    Entry Title: AKA, The House of Champions
    Entry Credit: Emanuel Lee
    Judge Comment: Great start. Loses some steam toward the middle and is incredibly long. Suited for a series, not one 150 inch feature story.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Moorpark Acorn
    Entry Title: Sand storm
    Entry Credit: Eliav Appelbaum
    Judge Comment: Another solid entry that tells the story of a football player's ambitions off the field.