2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Weeklies: 4,300 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Calaveras Enterprise
    Entry Title: Students return to campus under contentious mask mandate
    Entry Credit: Noah Berner
    Judge Comment: Very impressive story and a very important one as families choose whether to wear a mask or not. This story shows that it's wise to wear one.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Calaveras Enterprise
    Entry Title: Coverage of Statewide School Vaccine Mandate (3-Article Series)
    Entry Credit: Marie-Elena Schembri
    Judge Comment: This story about the vaccine mandate is very much like the mask story, lots of fireworks.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Acton-Agua Dulce News
    Entry Title: Sheldon Sparks, An Athletics Director with Remarkable Vision
    Entry Credit: Tracy Costan, Terry Hazlett, Carole Johnson, Charleen Klein
    Judge Comment: Fascinating story about a teacher and coach.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Acton-Agua Dulce News
    Entry Title: VHS Mustang Arrden Griffith, a Rider Beyond His Years
    Entry Credit: Tracy Costan, Terry Hazlett, Gayle Joyce
    Judge Comment: Very interesting piece about a coach who's also a coach and an avid fisherman.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: St. Helena Star
    Entry Title: Parents object to St. Helena schools' new out-of-district attendance policy
    Entry Credit: Jesse Duarte
    Judge Comment: Another school story that captures the good and bad of school life.