2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Front Page Layout & Design ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Dana Point Times
    Entry Title: Dana Point Times Front Pages
    Entry Credit: Lillian Boyd, Chelsie Rex
    Judge Comment: Logo pops. Good choice and mix of fonts. Good distribution of visual weight. Great photography.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Credit: Argus-Courier Team
    Judge Comment: Strong photography. Good distribution of visual weight. Good mix of fonts.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: The Ark - Front Page Layout & Design
    Entry Credit: Kevin Hessel
    Judge Comment: Solid layout. Could be improved with stronger photos and giving everything a bit more room to breathe.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Business Journal
    Entry Title: Front pages Feb. 21, Feb. 14 and July 10
    Entry Credit: Jessica Surrett, Ram Reyes, Gabriel Dillard
    Judge Comment: A lot of clip art and stock photos. When using clip art and stock photos, you have to be more discerning and spend more time on making them look original.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Folsom Telegraph
    Entry Title: Front Page Layout and Design
    Entry Credit: Bill Sullivan, Shaden Solanji, Raeleigh Hall
    Judge Comment: Font choice needs work.