Archive for Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sentinel earns honors in state newspaper contest

March 11, 2010

The Sentinel and its staff will share in the hardware next month in the Kansas Press Association’s 2010 Awards of Excellence competition.

The newspaper placed in eight categories in competition against other nondaily Kansas newspapers with circulation of up to 1,750 subscribers.

“We don’t have a large staff but we work hard and are proud of the effort that goes into the Sentinel each and every week,” said John Taylor, editor of the Sentinel. “These awards tell us we’re on the right track with the news we bring to our readers each week in the newspaper and online on our Web site.

The Sentinel won first place in sports photos for a picture by Jimmy Gillispie of two Basehor-Linwood runners competing in a steeplechase race.

Staff writer Kaitlyn Syring took second place in the news story category. Sports editor Chris Wristen was runner up in the sports feature category. Staff writer Nicole Kelley took second in the feature story category.

The Sentinel staff took second place in the best newspaper Web site competition.

Syring also took third place in the local business category, while the Sentinel staff took third place overall for its news and writing and best front page.

Awards of Excellence winners will be recognized during the Kansas Press Association convention on Saturday, April 24, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

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