2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of the Environment ( Weeklies: 4,300 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: Backyard butterfly gardens help boost return of monarchs
    Entry Credit: Gretchen Lang
    Judge Comment: Beautiful writing and great research. I love that it centered around a gardening trend, which applies to many of your readers (I assume). Great in-depth look at a popular topic.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Ojai Valley News
    Entry Title: Fire retardant pollutes Sespe Creek as Howard Fire extinguished
    Entry Credit: Peter Deneen
    Judge Comment: This is a well researched and informative piece. There are some points where the language is a bit flowery, but overall an interesting read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: Scientists search for ways to restore eelgrass in Richardson Bay
    Entry Credit: Gretchen Lang
    Judge Comment: Well researched and written. I enjoyed reading and learning about this issue I was unaware of. The writing was easy to follow and to the point.
  • Competition Comment: Interesting topics and well-researched pieces.