Sentinel sweeps awards for 3rd year

The Daily Sentinel once again was recognized as the best newspaper in its classification in a Friday night award ceremony by the Colorado Press Association in downtown Denver.

It won for overall general excellence in four categories — editorial, online, advertising, and photo and design.

This is the third year in a row that the Sentinel has been honored with the general excellence sweepstakes award.

Sentinel staffers also won a second sweepstakes award for online content and tied for the editorial sweepstakes award with the Greeley Tribune.

Also during the ceremony, the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters organization bestow- ed a prestigious Best of Show award on Daily Sentinel photographer Gretel Daugherty.

Her winning entry was a striking photo of the aftermath of a natural gas explosion that rocked a Grand Junction neighborhood last year.

A litany of industry accolades were won by Sentinel staffers Friday. Citations from the Editors and Reporters organization were also given for: Feature Photo (Christopher Tomlinson, second place); General Excellence (Staff, second place); General News Photo (Gretel Daugherty, third place); Headline Writing (Rob Moore, first place); Informational Graphic (Robert Garcia, first place).

Online: Special Package (Staff, third place); Photo Coverage of a Continuing Story (Gretel Daugherty, Christopher Tomlinson, Dean Humphrey, first place); Photo Illustration (Christopher Tomlinson, second place); Portfolio (Christopher Tomlinson, first place); Portfolio (Dean Humphrey, second place); Public Service (Duffy Hayes, Emily Shockley, third place).

Sports Column (Dale Shrull, second place); Sports Column (Tim Harty, third place); Sports Story (Patti Arnold, first place); Sports Story (Rachel Sauer, second place); Spot News Photo (Christopher Tomlinson, first place); Spot News Photo (Dean Humphrey, second place); Spot News Photo (Gretel Daugherty, third place); and Spot News Story (Duffy Hayes, Paul Shockley, Rachel Sauer, and Mike Wiggins, third place).


The Daily Sentinel’s editorial and advertising staff won a combined 51 awards at the Best Newspaper Contest of the Colorado Press Association on Friday, including 18 first-place honors.

Those receiving first-place honors include: Best News Story — Amy Hamilton; Best Serious Column Writing — Bob Silbernagel; Best Automotive Ad ­— Cindy Whalen; Best News Photograph —Dean Humphrey; Best Deadline News Reporting — Duffy Hayes, Paul Shockley, Rachel Sauer, Gretel Daugherty, Dean Humphrey, Mike Wiggins, Robert Garcia; Best Health Care Ad — Greg Campbell, Jeff Kuhn; Best Use of Multimedia Advertising — Gretel  Daugherty, Dave Buchanan; Best Small Space Ad — Krystal Mitchell; Best Advertising Campaign — Mike Erskine; Best Story/Picture Combination — Rachel Sauer, Christopher Tomlinson, Gretel Daugherty, Dean Humphrey; Best Online Video Interview —Richie Ann Ashcraft, Paul Shockley; Best Advertising Layout & Design — Staff; Best Classified Page(s) or Section(s) — Staff; Online Breaking News —Staff; Best Editorial Special Section — Staff; Best Online Update of Breaking News — Staff; and Website-Daily-Advertising — Staff; Best Sports Story — Tim Harty.


Those receiving second-place honors from the CPA include: Best Editorial Special Section — Andy Smith, Robert Garcia, Penny Stine, Jeff Caspersen, Allen Gemaehlich, Julie Norman; Best Website Promotion — Dale Shrull, Richie Ashcraft, Cindy Whalen; Best Education Story — Emily Shockley; Best Use of Color in an Ad — Greg Campbell; Best Online Video Interview — Heather Nelson; Best Use of Multimedia Advertising — Julie Norman; Best Sports Event Story — Patti Arnold, Jeff Caspersen, Allen Gemaehlich; Best Feature Story — Paul Shockley; Best Story/Picture Combination — Rachel Sauer; Best Informational Graphic — Robert Garcia; Best News Page Design — Robert McLean; Best Headline Writing — Robert McLean; Best Automotive Ad — Staff; Use of Social Media in Breaking News — Staff; Best Online Update of Breaking News — Staff; Best Humorous Column Writing — Steve Beauregard; and Best Sports Column Writing — Tim Harty.


Those receiving third-place CPA honors include: Best Feature Story — Amy Hamilton; Best Automotive Ad — Christy Van Dahm; Best Restaurant Or Dining Ad — Cindy Whalen; Best Photography Portfolio — Dean Humphrey; Best Use of Multimedia Advertising ­— Julie Norman; Best Real Estate Ad — Krystal Mitchell, Carol Clark; Best Series — Melinda Mawdsley, Rachel Sauer, Ann Wright, Sarah Rose; Best Sports Column Writing — Patti Arnold; Best Sports Event Story — Patti Arnold; Best Deadline News Reporting — Paul Shockley, Duffy Hayes; Best Informational Graphic — Robert Garcia; Best Agriculture Story— Sam Waters; Website-Daily-Content — Staff; Website-Daily-Interactivity — Staff; Website-Daily-Design — Staff; and Website-Daily-Multimedia — Staff.


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Wow!!! Congratulations!!! That must have been one really, really l-o-n-g awards banquet. Hard work usually pays off.

Awesome!  Congrats to many fine people and the great work you do!

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