At the Texas Press Association’s annual newspaper contest, the News earned five awards, most for photography.
Carla Noah Stutsman took four of the six pictures that peers honored at a TPA state gathering in Houston June 22.
Competition focused on journalism from 2012.
Stutsman took second in “Feature Photo” with two photographs – one of band director Shawn Murphy silhouetted while conducting during a football game in the Sept. 6 issue and a war veteran being hugged by a cheerleader from the Nov. 15 News.
Judges from the Arkansas Press Association noted “two nice photographs that captured readers’ attention…nice moments.”
A pair of Stutsman’s “News Photos” took third in that category. Her winning shots were of a fire in the March 22 issue and a vehicle accident from Nov. 29.
Mark K. Campbell had two sports photos finish runner-up – one of a leaping soccer goalie on Jan. 19 and the other a football shot from Nov. 1. Judges lauded their “peak action and composition.”
Campbell finished third in column writing for his “funny, sharp wit.”
The News’ other honor was a fourth place in advertising.
The winning photos can be see online at www.azlenews.net.