Vail Daily grabs multiple awards
DENVER ” The Vail Daily was recognized recently with 26 awards from three different newspaper associations.
At the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Association awards dinner Friday, the Vail Daily received six awards, including a first place for managing editor Don Rogers in the news column category.
Saturday night at the Colorado Press Association awards banquet, the Daily received 19 awards, including five first-place mentions for layout, sports writing, editorial writing and photography.
Also, the Inland Press Association, which represents over 800 papers in the U.S. and Canada, awarded Vail Daily photographer Shane Macomber a third place mention for sports photography.
“It’s one of the best years we’ve ever had,” said Vail Daily Publisher Steve Pope. “I’m really proud of them, mostly because they reflect the efforts we try to make for the community every day.”
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Among Colorado Press Association members, the Vail Daily competes in the “Class 5” category, which includes daily newspapers with circulations between 10,000 and 100,000.
Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Association
First place, news column: Don Rogers
Second place, beat reporting: Randy Wyrick
Honorable mention, editorial: Matt Zalaznick
Honorable mention, photo illustration: Bret Hartman
Honorable mention, business story: Alex Miller
Honorable mention, beat reporting: Vail Daily staff
Inland Press Association
Third place, sports photo: Shane Macomber
Colorado Press Association
First place, editorial layout and design: Vail Daily staff
First place, sports event story: Vail Daily staff
First place, sports story: Nate Peterson
First place, editorial writing: Matt Zalaznick, Don Rogers
First place, news photo: Preston Utley
Second place, serious column writing: Steve Pope
Second place, feature photo: Preston Utley
Second place, agriculture story: Randy Wyrick
Third place, deadline news reporting: Matt Zalaznick
Third place, news story: Cliff Thompson
Third place, business story: Shauna Farnell
Third place, sustained coverage: Randy Wyrick
Third place, series: Vail Daily staff
Third place, special section: Vail Daily staff
First place, advertising special section: Steve Larson, Harry Brooks, Geraldine Haldner
First place, best use of color in an ad: Mike Gregory
First place, ad campaign: Traci Schmiedt
Second place, advertising special section: Alithea Doyle, Geraldine Haldner
Third place, newspaper promotion: Danielle Behr