A Lawrence Journal-World photographer and the newspaper itself were among larger newspapers honored in Kansas and Missouri in the 2001 Missouri-Kansas Associated Press Photo Contest.
Staff photographer Melissa Lacey received an honorable mention in the "picture story" category for her work on "Holding on to Hope," a series about a young woman's battle with epilepsy.
Winners in the category were photographers with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Kansas City Star and The Wichita Eagle.
The AP also honored newspapers for best front-page design after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Journal-World's Sept. 12 front page won honorable mention in the contest.
Winners in the category were The Topeka Capital-Journal, The Kansas City Star and the Columbia Missourian.
The Journal-World's Sept. 12 front page is included in "Sept. 11, 2001," a new book including 145 front pages from across the nation. It is published by The Poynter Institute, which selected the included pages.
Winners in the AP contest were selected from more than 500 entries submitted by 24 member papers in Kansas and Missouri.