The Lawrence Journal-World took top honors in its division at this year's Kansas Press Assn. Better Newspaper Contest.
Awards were announced Friday at the 105th annual KPA convention and trade show, held at the Lawrence Holidome.
The Journal-World won the Sweepstakes Award in the category that included the state's daily newspapers with circulations of more than 10,000. Sweepstakes awards are given to newspapers receiving the most points earned in the Better Newspaper Contest.
"We're very proud of our entire staff at the Journal-World, and we like to think we publish an outstanding product," said Bill Snead, Journal-World deputy editor. "It's rewarding to see our efforts recognized by our peers."
Journal-World awards included first place for editorial pages and third place in editorial writing; first- and second-place awards for special sections; and first place for sports pages.
Arts Editor Jan Biles won first-place awards, in feature story and personal column writing.
Sports writer Andrew Hartsock won first place in sports column writing, and also won two second-place awards, in sports feature and sports writing.
J-W Chief Photographer Mike Yoder won a third-place award in feature photography.
Reporter Gwyn Mellinger collected two third-place awards, in in-depth writing and spot news.
The pieces were judged by members of the Texas Press Assn.
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