The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising divisions Thursday won 26 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence.
First-place awards include:
Best Ad Series: Dignified Doggies by Janella Williams.
Best Automotive Ad: Laird Noller Automotive by Cheryl Batrez.
Best House Ad: Lawrence Give Back by Randy Erickson.
Best Online Ad: River City Heating & Cooling by John Van Sickel.
Best Specialty Ad: Jewelry by Julie by Williams.
Most Adaptable Promotion: KUsports.com Holiday Wrapping Paper by Scott Oswalt.
Best Online Video (Feature): Exonerated, But Still Not Free by Shaun Hittle, Kevin Anderson and Alex Parker.
Best Special Section: KUsports.com Men’s 2011-12 Basketball Preseason Magazine by the News, Creative Imaging and Advertising Sales departments.
Best Newspaper Website: News staff.
Agricultural Story: Farm Aid by Sarah Henning.
Automotive Ad: Laird Noller Automotive by Batrez.
Fashion Ad: Weaver’s Department Store by Terrance Brown.
Grocery Ad: Checkers by Brown.
Online Ad (Motion): KUsports.com Gear Giveaway by Erickson.
Online Video (Feature): The Bullfighters by Nick Krug.
Design and Layout Excellence: News staff.
Investigative Story: Purple Heart Veterans Foundation Investigation by Hittle
News and Writing Excellence by the news staff.
News Story: The Boy in the Attic by Hittle.
Sports Feature Story: Asia’s Adversity by Jesse Newell.
Online Ad (Motion): Lawrence Laundromat by Van Sickel.
Most Adaptable Promotion: March to the Championship Bracket Wrapper by Williams.
Online Video (Feature): Snow Scenes Downtown by Mike Yoder.
Photo Package: Fall by Krug.
Editorial Writing: Ann Gardner.
Sports Story: Thin Line Can Separate Bullying from Coaching by Mark Fagan.
The Journal-World competed in a four-newspaper category that included the Wichita Eagle, the Kansas City Star and the Topeka Capital-Journal. The awards will be presented during KPA’s annual meeting April 20 and 21 at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park.