Judges for the national Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' annual journalism competition have handed five awards to Style Weekly, recognizing work in reporting, photography and arts coverage.
Style took home three first-place AltWeekly Awards, among papers with a circulation of 50,000 or less, for:
- “Final Delivery,” a cover story on the future of daily newspapers such as the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in the media reporting and criticism category. Scott Bass, Chris Dovi, Rich Griset, Laura Robertson and Greg Weatherford contributed to the package.
- “Art on Trial,” a cover story by Edwin Slipek Jr., in the arts feature category. The story detailed the behind-the-scenes process and debate about the public art that was proposed but wasn't to be at the Manchester Courthouse.
Also in the contest:
- Scott Elmquist won second place in the photography category for a portfolio of work.
More than 90 alternative newsweeklies competed in two circulation categories, with some 1,100 entries in the contest overall. Awards were announced out at AAN's 33rd annual convention, held this past weekend in Toronto.