2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Inside Page Layout & Design ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: Follow Her Lead: As the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we profile 19 leaders in the Capital Region
    Entry Credit: Carly Carnejo, Rachel Valley
    Judge Comment: Nice use of suffragist colors of white, purple and gold. Simple, clean lines throughout, with type vertically spaced to allow for easier reading. Compelling, well-composed photos, even though they were studio shots. Impressed that you could bring that many busy women together into the studio.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: Channel Islands Shipwrecks Tell Stories of Heroism, Heartbreak, and High-Seas Scalawaggery
    Entry Credit: Caitlin Fitch, Ricky Barajas
    Judge Comment: Nice job. It is obvious that a lot of time and thought went into the project. Short, compelling stories of the shipwrecks. Although it covered 11 shipwrecks, the display did not appear cluttered. Nice, clean layout. Fun use of older map flourishes. Using locator map is a good idea.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Palo Alto Weekly Inside Pages #1
    Entry Credit: Douglas Young
    Judge Comment: I like the way blue is used to tie the cover page together, and the fun use of the roots. Nice clean lines. On the second page, the reverse type in italics is hard to read. But I did like how the roots theme was continued. Nice use of a blue screen on second page to carry the design theme from the cover, along with the hanging roots. But the top photo seems somewhat separated from the rest of the page, despite roots continuing
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: Bridging the Invisible Divide / Reduciendo la Brecha Invisible
    Entry Credit: Caitlin Fitch, Ricky Barajas
    Judge Comment: I liked the use of color to differentiate the English and Spanish versions. While I understand the idea of bleeding photos over the two pages to unite the English and Spanish versions of stories, it feels overdone. Also I am not a fan of reverse type, in this case white, especially in italics. Maybe it's OK with a particularly problematic dark photo, but it got distracting by the end. Seems it would have been better to have all the cutlines out of the photo. Nice, clean layout.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: San Clemente Times
    Entry Title: Let's Visit the Nixon Library that Got Away from San Clemente
    Entry Credit: Fred Swegles, Chelsie Rex
    Judge Comment: In the San Clemente story, it is a fun touch to insert writer in story. Normally I am not a fan of the technique, but for a lighter-tone column, it works. There are lots of photos, but they don't appear cluttered and it works. I like the bulletin board effect for Father's Day double spread. Nice organization of "The List."