Freedom New Mexico takes 13 awards

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico newspapers raked in 13 awards, including General Excellence for the Clovis News Journal at the Panhandle Press Association conference in Canadian, Texas, this past Thursday through Saturday.

The Clovis News Journal won six first-place awards, two second-place awards and two third-place awards in Division II to build enough points to earn the top award of General Excellence.

The Portales News-Tribune took second place in two categories in the same division.

Freedom New Mexico’s awards are:

Clovis News Journal:

• General Excellence — CNJ Staff

• First place Online Newspaper Contest — Website overseen by Rick White

• First place Spot News Photography — Tony Bullocks and Liliana Castillo

• First place Serious Columns — David Stevens

• First place News Writing — Sharna Johnson

• First place Front Page Layout — Dianna Hernandez and Jenna Zamie

• First place Feature News Photography — Tony Bullocks and Liliana Castillo

• Second place Headline Writing — Dianna Hernandez and Rick White

• Second place Society/Lifestyles — CNJ staff

• Third place Editorial Writing — David Stevens

• Third place Sports Photography — Liliana Castillo and Rick White

Portales News-Tribune:

• Second place Feature Stories — Eric Butler and Liliana Castillo

• Second place Front Page Layout — Dianna Hernandez and Gabriel Monte