Tribune wins 3 first-place awards at state event


Tribune staff reports


The Tribune received 10 awards in the annual Indiana The Associated Press Media Editors contest.

That included claiming three first-place awards in Division IV during the IAPME’s annual meeting Friday in Indianapolis.

Rich Gotshall took first for best editorial writer. The staff also won first for best public service with the Colors of Hope cancer awareness section and earned first and second in the best full-page design category.

Earning second place was Zach Spicer with the best photo story “Lemonade stand,” which included photos from an entrepreneurship project event at Girls Inc. of Jackson County.

Spicer placed third in best spot news coverage with the story “Strong storm snaps utility” about strong winds snapping six electric poles along East Tipton Street in Seymour this past summer.

Gotshall placed third in best headline writing, while the staff earned third in best illustration or graphic with “A matter of life and death.”

Also placing third were Jordan Morey in best non-deadline sports story with “Into the woods” about Brownstown Central High School student Laken Reynolds’ success in raccoon hunting and Aaron Piper in best feature photo with “Salute,” which features four soldiers saluting the flag during the Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival.

Thirty-one daily newspapers submitted 608 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories, features, editorials and columns in four divisions.

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