Newspapers pick up 22 Panhandle Press awards

CNJ Staff

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico picked up 22 awards on Saturday at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest.

The Clovis News Journal captured the General Excellence honor in the large-newspaper division for the second year in a row.

In all, the CNJ earned 13 awards, the Portales News-Tribune had six and the Quay County Sun in Tucumcari picked up three. All three FNNM papers competed in the large-paper division.

In the small-paper division, the Muleshoe Journal earned 15 awards and the Friona Star captured 14.

Panhandle Press Association

2007 contest

(Area winners)

Division I

News writing: 3. Larry Thornton, Muleshoe Journal; Honorable mention: Ron Carr, Friona Star.

Editorials: 3. Larry Thornton, Muleshoe Journal; Honorable mention: Friona Star staff.

Serious columns: 2. Ron Carr, Friona Star; 3. Larry Thornton, Muleshoe Journal.

Humorous columns: 3. Leah Bell, Muleshoe Journal; Honorable mention: Ron Carr, Friona Star.

Feature stories: 3. Holly Campbell and Ron Carr, Friona Star; Honorable mention: Larry Thornton, Muleshoe Journal.

Spot news photos: 1. Friona Star staff; Honorable mention: Muleshoe Journal staff.

Sports photos: 3. Norm Brantley, Muleshoe Journal; Honorable mention: Ron Carr, Friona Star.

Feature photos: 2. Muleshoe Journal staff; 3. Friona Star staff.

Advertising initiative: 3. Muleshoe Journal; Honorable mention: Friona Star.

Sports writing: 2. Ron Carr, Friona Star; 3. Delton Wilhite, Muleshoe Journal.

Society/Lifestyles: 2. Muleshoe Journal staff.

Special edition/section: 1. Friona Star staff; Honorable mention: Muleshoe Journal staff.

Headline writing: 3. Muleshoe Journal staff; Honorable mention: Friona Star staff.

Front page layout: 3. Friona Star staff; Honorable mention: Muleshoe Journal staff.

Online: 1. Muleshoe Journal; 2. Friona Star.

Division II

News writing: 1. Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune; 3. Chelle Delaney and Kevin Wilson, Quay County Sun; Honorable mention: Marlena Hartz and Sharna Johnson, Clovis News Journal.

Editorials: 1. David Stevens, Clovis News Journal.

Serious columns: 2. Kevin Wilson, Clovis News Journal; 3. Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune.

Feature stories: 1. Marlena Hartz, Clovis News Journal; Honorable mention: Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun.

Spot news photos: 1. Andy DeLisle, Tony Bullocks, Clovis News Journal; 3. Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune.

Sports photos: 1. Andy DeLisle, Rick White, Clovis News Journal.

Feature photos: 1. Andy DeLisle, Sharna Johnson, Eric Kluth, Clovis News Journal; 3. Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune.

Sports writing: 1. Jesse Wolfersberger and Marlena Hartz, Clovis News Journal; Honorable mention: Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune.

Special edition/section: Honorable Mention: Clovis News Journal staff.

Headline writing: 2. Rick White, Clovis News Journal; 3. Quay County Sun staff.

Front page layout: 1. Portales News-Tribune staff; 2. Clovis News Journal staff.

Online: 1. Clovis News Journal.