2016 NINA contest winners

Winner Writer or Photographer Newspaper Name of Entry Division Class
1st Place Staff The Hinsdalean Best design Non-Daily Division Best Design
2nd Place Jack McCarthy Suburban Chronicle Best design Non-Daily Division Best Design
3rd Place Staff Galena Gazette Best design Non-Daily Division Best Design
1st Place Jay Dickerson Galena Gazette The Jo Daviess County March 15 primary Non-Daily Division Best Informational Graphic
2nd Place Kathy Ade Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. The Game Non-Daily Division Best Informational Graphic
3rd Place Larry Gavin Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. ETHS Achievement Non-Daily Division Best Informational Graphic
1st Place Hillary Dickerson Galena Gazette Headlines Non-Daily Division Best Headline Writing
2nd Place Tarah Thorne Lake County Journal Tarah headlines Non-Daily Division Best Headline Writing
3rd Place Mary Helt Gavin Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. Mary Helt Gavin Non-Daily Division Best Headline Writing
1st Place Staff Lake County Journal Lake County Journal Forefronts Non-Daily Division Best Special Section
2nd Place Staff The Hinsdalean Red Devil Nation Non-Daily Division Best Special Section
3rd Place Kathy Ade and Staff Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. Evanston Is…The Evanston RoundTable Magazine Non-Daily Division Best Special Section
1st Place Bill Dwyer Suburban Chronicle When rails ruled Non-Daily Division Best General Feature
2nd Place Katie Devereaux Galena Gazette Baking care of business Non-Daily Division Best General Feature
3rd Place Angela Sykora Lake County Journal Vet Continues PTSD Awareness Non-Daily Division Best General Feature
1st Place Victoria Scott Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. The Muellers Stage Business Non-Daily Division Best Personality Profile
2nd Place Pamela Lannom The Hinsdalean Leslie Goddard transcends her time Non-Daily Division Best Personality Profile
3rd Place Matt Simonette Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. Evanston Native Documents Her Families Escape from Nazi-occupied Europe Non-Daily Division Best Personality Profile
1st Place Pamela Lannom The Hinsdalean Keeping the focus on Christ at Christmastime Non-Daily Division BEST RELIGION STORY / OWEN PHELPS AWARD
2nd Place Pamela Lannom The Hinsdalean 60 seconds/Tracy Cefaratti Non-Daily Division BEST RELIGION STORY / OWEN PHELPS AWARD
3rd Place Lynne Conner Winnebago Chronicle Coping with grief Non-Daily Division BEST RELIGION STORY / OWEN PHELPS AWARD
1st Place Hillary Dickerson Galena Gazette Searching for answers Non-Daily Division BEST TECHNOLOGY/MEDICAL STORY
2nd Place Katie Devereaux Galena Gazette Addiction & Abuse Non-Daily Division BEST TECHNOLOGY/MEDICAL STORY
3rd Place Larry Gavin Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. Erie Family Health Center Helps Build Young Minds Through Reach Out and Read Program Non-Daily Division BEST TECHNOLOGY/MEDICAL STORY
1st Place Ken Knutson The Hinsdalean Central AD works to get his game on Non-Daily Division BEST SPORTS STORY
2nd Place Carter Newton Galena Gazette Hardwood homecoming Non-Daily Division BEST SPORTS STORY
3rd Place Jack McCarthy Cook County Chronicle Ex-umps share with next generation Non-Daily Division BEST SPORTS STORY
1st Place Dick Peach Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. Dick Peach Best Sports Columnist 11A Non-Daily Division BEST SPORTS COLUMNIST
1st Place Jim Slonoff The Hinsdalean Lightning strikes twice Sunday Non-Daily Division BEST SPOT NEWS PHOTO
2nd Place Jay Dickerson Galena Gazette Car hits wall Non-Daily Division BEST SPOT NEWS PHOTO
3rd Place Jim Slonoff The Hinsdalean How many chiefs does it take? Non-Daily Division BEST SPOT NEWS PHOTO
1st Place Hillary Dickerson Galena Gazette Perfect focus Non-Daily Division BEST FEATURE PHOTO
2nd Place Candace H. Johnson Lake County Journal Antioch Gets Artsy Non-Daily Division BEST FEATURE PHOTO
3rd Place Candace H. Johnson Lake County Journal Traveling Circus Non-Daily Division BEST FEATURE PHOTO
1st Place Mark Van Osdol Galena Gazette Stockton hands Galena early exit Non-Daily Division BEST SPORTS PHOTO
2nd Place Eric Miller Ledger-Sentinel A dramatic trip: wrestler celebrates downstate Non-Daily Division BEST SPORTS PHOTO
3rd Place Jim Slonoff The Hinsdalean End zone Non-Daily Division BEST SPORTS PHOTO
1st Place Katie Devereaux Galena Gazette Bat tests positive for rabies Non-Daily Division BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS STORY
2nd Place Dan Burke Galena Gazette What are you drinking? Non-Daily Division BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS STORY
3rd Place Kelley Elwood Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. Evanston is in the Midst of a Reading Crisis Non-Daily Division BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS STORY
1st Place Jean Lotus Cook County Chronicle Body-Parts Trade Non-Daily Division BEST NEWS STORY SERIES
2nd Place Pamela Lannom (lead), Ken Knutson The Hinsdalean HMS referendum coverage Non-Daily Division BEST NEWS STORY SERIES
3rd Place Hillary Dickerson Galena Gazette Galena schools: What isn’t working? Non-Daily Division BEST NEWS STORY SERIES
1st Place Ken Knutson The Hinsdalean Education reporting Non-Daily Division BEST EDUCATION REPORTING
2nd Place Pamela Lannom The Hinsdalean Education reporting Non-Daily Division BEST EDUCATION REPORTING
3rd Place Larry Gavin Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. Larry Gavin Best Education Reporting 23A Non-Daily Division BEST EDUCATION REPORTING
1st Place Hillary Dickerson Galena Gazette East Dubuque superintendent on leave Non-Daily Division BEST WATCHDOG REPORTING
2nd Place Barry Schrader DeKalb County Life Online Ongoing series on Kish Health System hospital secrecy, sale Non-Daily Division BEST WATCHDOG REPORTING
3rd Place Shawn Jones Evanston Round Table, L.L.C. Shawn Jones Best Watchdog Reporting 24A Non-Daily Division BEST WATCHDOG REPORTING
1st Place Staff Galena Gazette Galenian Fall/Winter 2015-16 Non-Daily Division BEST NICHE PUBLICATION

 

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