2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Wildfire Feature Coverage ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Entry Title: Big Basin Water Co. struggles to recover from fire
    Entry Credit: Hannah Hagemann
    Judge Comment: A poignant narrative of the lengths some Californians must go to in the aftermath of a wildfire once they're suddenly deprived of clean drinking water.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Chico Enterprise-Record
    Entry Title: Memories of Camp Okizu
    Entry Credit: Sharon Martin
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: How the Dolan Fire turned scenic route to Big Sur into a smoldering, ghost highway
    Entry Credit: Kaytlyn Leslie
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: For Napa County residents rendered homeless by wildfire, the disaster is far from over
    Entry Credit: Sarah Klearman
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Record Searchlight
    Entry Title: 'The face of the devil': Southern Oregon fire victims return home to find devastation
    Entry Credit: Damon Arthur
    Judge Comment: None