2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: From sails to speedways, Tiburon man born to race
    Entry Credit: Shayne Jones
    Judge Comment: Good use of oil and water metaphor and vivid language in recalling his journey to becoming a professional race driver.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Holtville Tribune
    Entry Title: Sports Family Sports Feature Entry
    Entry Credit: Murray Anderson
    Judge Comment: The combined perspective of various family members helped drive home that this was a family affair.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pacifica Tribune
    Entry Title: Surfers find 'whole other level' at Mavericks
    Entry Credit: August Howell
    Judge Comment: Extremely vivid language, combined with strong photographs. Despite this being a fairly technical piece, it remained easy to follow for a non-fan.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: South Pasadena Review
    Entry Title: Kieffer-Wright Keeps Olympic Dream in Sight
    Entry Credit: Mitch Lehman
    Judge Comment: Good portrait of an Olympic hopeful.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: South Pasadena Review
    Entry Title: For Golf’s Sake, She’s Good
    Entry Credit: Sebastian Moore
    Judge Comment: Excellent headline and opening vignette.