2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: "Harbormaster works to restore order out on Richardson Bay"
    Entry Credit: Gretchen Lang
    Judge Comment: A timely and interesting story that nicely weaved in sights and sounds of being out on the water with the Harbormaster. The lead was engaging and drew me into the story.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: After Five: The North State Magazine
    Entry Title: Summer of '85 - A Look Back at the Filming of Stand By Me
    Entry Credit: Aaron Williams, Ron Harrington
    Judge Comment: A well-researched and engaging story with a lot of interesting insights from people who were there 35 years ago during the filming of the iconic movie.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: "Tiburon girl debuts voice-acting skills in Pixar's 'Soul'"
    Entry Credit: Hannah Weikel
    Judge Comment: An interesting and engaging story about a girl debuting in voice acting in a big way. The story was well organized with good pacing to allow the reader to see how the girl received her big break.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: After Five: The North State Magazine
    Entry Title: Oh! Christmas Trees
    Entry Credit: Aaron Williams
    Judge Comment: An interesting topic for a story that offered good insights into where those massive trees come from and the man behind it all. Good details and I liked the timelines of the final quote.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: After Five: The North State Magazine
    Entry Title: Honoring the Greatest Generation - City Manager's World War II Home Museum
    Entry Credit: Aaron Williams
    Judge Comment: Well-researched and good use of details.