2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Profile Story ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Good Times
    Entry Title: "Ramblin' On"
    Entry Credit: Adam Joseph
    Judge Comment: From beginning to end, this story kept me interested and engaged. The writer painted a picture of the subject's life, and showed excellent use of deep background research and supporting quotes. And it was well-written.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Beach Reporter
    Entry Title: Art on the street: How to create beauty when you don't have a place to lay your head
    Entry Credit: Michael Hixon
    Judge Comment: This profile was a joy to read: thoroughly researched, well-written. It gave me many reasons to remain invested with the story. The write showed perseverance in getting this story and getting vivid details that wouldn't have been possible without spending time with the subject.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Grunion Gazette
    Entry Title: Boy brings allergies to LB for cure
    Entry Credit: Gary Metzker
    Judge Comment: A well-written piece about a hometown subject. It kept me engaged and gave me a reason to read till the end.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Salinas Californian
    Entry Title: From Cowboy to Golden Bear, 'East of Salinas' star heads to UC Berkeley
    Entry Credit: David Rodriguez
    Judge Comment: From beginning to end, I wanted to know more about the subject, and the writer did not disappoint.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Beach Reporter
    Entry Title: Help for single moms from one who knows the score
    Entry Credit: Tyler Evains
    Judge Comment: Beautifully written profile about a local woman who found her calling: helping others. Nice job.