2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Feature Story ( Weeklies: 4,300 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: To delight and disgust, jellies invade lagoon
    Entry Credit: Gretchen Lang
    Judge Comment: Engaging, authoritative writing, strong photography and attractive presentation help this story stand out in a crowded field.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: St. Helena Star
    Entry Title: 95-year-old Angwinite spearheads restoration of massive church organ
    Entry Credit: Jesse Duarte
    Judge Comment: This story has everything a fun feature requires: a wonderful character, an unusual topic and a talented writer.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Ojai Valley News
    Entry Title: Freeing the sea: Ocean Defenders make 'ghost gear' vanish
    Entry Credit: Perry Van Houten
    Judge Comment: a well told feature that highlights an important environmental issue. as well as the people who are taking it on.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Mount Shasta Herald
    Entry Title: Wolves in California: Siskiyou is home to a new pair
    Entry Credit: Skye Kinkade
    Judge Comment: A thorough, even-handed news feature about an animal that is the source of much conflict across the northern and western U.S.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: Tiburon Peninsula hit by 'cat' burglars
    Entry Credit: Hannah Weikel
    Judge Comment: Strong localization of a national phenomenon, buttressed by police and court records.