2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: Paddling to Survive
    Entry Credit: Rolf Geyling
    Judge Comment: Epic and heart-wrenching story that is superbly communicated to the point of epiphany.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Pacific Sun
    Entry Title: DVDs Are Flat Circles — Bedrock Music and Video Closes
    Entry Credit: Daedalus Howell
    Judge Comment: Could have been a basic "business is closing" article but isn't. Writer successfully delivers a rueful dose of nostalgia.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: A Sacred Mission in the Vines
    Entry Credit: Scott Thomas Anderson
    Judge Comment: Fun read that transports you to the vineyard.
  • Competition Comment: It was difficult to pick a winner in this category due to the wide range of topics and writing styles, including several really strong pieces that didn't make the top 3.