2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Special Section Cover ( 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: The Beach Reporter
    Entry Title: Kindness cover
    Entry Credit: Paul Kryczko
    Judge Comment: Use of color, balance, imagery and originality make this cover a clear winner.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: The Ark - Special Section Cover
    Entry Credit: Kevin Hessel
    Judge Comment: Clean, impactful design that draws the reader in with a well-defined focus and strong images.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Trinity Journal
    Entry Title: Wildfire, Almanac, Veterans
    Entry Credit: Wayne Agner, Tony Reed, Tracy Reiner
    Judge Comment: With a cover photo like this you don't need much else, and the designer recognized that. The lack of clutter and a clear message, make this entry a stand out.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: City of Stockton, McClellan Park, Greater Sacramento
    Entry Credit: Marissa Lewis, Eva Roethler, Jennifer Junghans
    Judge Comment: Good, clean design, but lacks the "read me" element.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Business Journal
    Entry Title: SJV Ag/ Diversity in Business/How She Leads
    Entry Credit: Gabriel Dillard, Jessica Surrett, Ram Reyes
    Judge Comment: The initial cover in this entry is the best, but they progressively lose impact and the third (diversity) is a hodgepodge that does nothing to compell me as a reader.