2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Inside Page Layout & Design ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: On the Rise
    Entry Credit: Terence Duffy, Carly Cornejo
    Judge Comment: Excellent consistency throughout the package of design and execution. I love the idea of posing the subjects in front of a colorful mural and giving each person a mostly different pose. The logistics of photo shoots like this can be difficult, but it appears the plan was successful. Simple but interesting design and quick reads.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: Get Serious About Self Care
    Entry Credit: Ricky Barajas
    Judge Comment: I love the mostly consistent design throughout (what happened to the leaves in the last 2 items?) and use of different shapes. There are just the right amount of elements on each page. Not overly busy.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Palo Alto Weekly Inside Pages
    Entry Credit: Kristin Brown, Douglas Young
    Judge Comment: 1- Lots of bite-sized pieces that are easy to follow. Good use of a single big quote on each page. Simple but effective design. 2- Simple design, would have like to see the breakout box on the first or second page. 3 - I like the use of the blue throughout the package.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: Energy Revolution
    Entry Credit: Sara Bogovich, Marissa Lewis
    Judge Comment: Good variety of layouts from page to page with different shapes. Really intriguing photo illustration on the front with shapes you don't normally see. Could have used more use of varied/larger typographies on the small headlines inside.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: Bringing Back the Stage
    Entry Credit: Caitlin Fitch
    Judge Comment: I thought the cover headllie 'Creating more hope' dwarfed the photo of the dancers and wish it was the other way around. A few of their photos, because of the number of people in them, seemed small.