2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Feature Story ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Entry Title: Surf City Raiders
    Entry Credit: Jim Seimas
    Judge Comment: This was a delightful read. It flows so well and is as informative as it is entertaining.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Chico Enterprise-Record
    Entry Title: Life on the rebound
    Entry Credit: Sharon Martin
    Judge Comment: There are sure to be many entries about the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but this one stands out because of how it weaves together sports, a devastating fire and current events through the lens of three student-athletes.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Visalia Times-Delta
    Entry Title: Like father, like son: How baseball connects the Allen family
    Entry Credit: Vongni Yang
    Judge Comment: A well-written, heartwarming story that only a community paper can deliver. The writer does a great job of letting the father and son tell their story.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Chico Enterprise-Record
    Entry Title: Butte off to best start in a decade
    Entry Credit: Will Denner
    Judge Comment: A simple, well-told story of an underdog team working hard to overcome all odds. A good read.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: Napa Valley Teams Remembered: Linemen look back at Vintage's 1986 season (Parts 1 and 2)
    Entry Credit: Andy Wilcox
    Judge Comment: This was a monster of a story with great photos and so many details. It's a trip down memory lane worth taking.