2021 SD Press Club Final Winners Announced

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College Print or Online: Best College Newspaper First Place - The Southwestern College Sun Staff, “Issues 2,4,5”, The Southwestern College Sun Second Place - City Times Media Staff, “City Times Media”, San Diego City College College Print or Online: Best College Magazine First Place - The Southwestern College Sun Staff, “Issues X, XI”, The Southwestern College El Sol Second Place - City Times Staff, “CityScene, Spring 2021”, San Diego City College College Print or Online: Column First Place - Justin Dottery, “'Being a Black Man in America Can Be Exhausting'”, The Southwestern College Sun Second Place - Andrew Penalosa, “Autism No Match for Award-Winning Journalist”, The Southwestern College Sun Third Place - Julia Woock, “Involuntary ICE sterilizations of migrant women are barbaric”, The Southwestern College Sun College Print or Online: Cover Design - Newspaper First Place - Brandon Manus, Vicky Pineda, “Cover: 'It's Up to Us'”, San Diego City College College Print or Online: Cover Design-Magazine First Place - Gabriel Schneider, “CityScene, Spring 2021”, San Diego City College College Print or Online: Drawing- Illustration or Cartoon First Place - Xiomara Villarreal-Gerardo, “'Parole Worsens Park Tragedy'”, The Southwestern College Sun Second Place - Ji Ho Kim, “Locked Out”, The Southwestern College Sun Third Place - Kristen Hernandez, “DACA Students”, The Southwestern College Sun Honorable Mention - Ji Ho Kim, Xiomara Villarreal-Gerardo, “Altar de Feminicidio”, The Southwestern College Sun College Print or Online: Feature First Place - Julia Woock, “Acres of the Dead”, The Southwestern College Sun Second Place - Gabriel Schneider, “MAGAZINE: Chicano Park leaders fight for its heritage”, San Diego City College Third Place - Julia Woock, “COVID Warrior”, The Southwestern College Sun Honorable Mention - Xiomara Villarreal-Gerardo, “Making Waves”, The Southwestern College Sun


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College Print or Online: Investigative First Place - Katia Pech, “Hit Hard”, San Diego City College Second Place - Maria Herrera Ibarra, Kaitlyn Greer, Bianca Huntley, “Environmentalists Fight for Sick Tijuana River”, The Southwestern College Sun Third Place - Katia Pechenkina, Vicky Pineda, Susana Serrano, Gabriel Schneider, “National City entrepreneurs struggle to keep business afloat during COVID-19 pandemic (with podcast)”, San Diego City College Honorable Mention - Ana Paola Olvera, “Mexican Women Live in Fear of Rape and Murder”, The Southwestern College Sun College Print or Online: News First Place - Julia Woock, “Homeland Security Redux”, The Southwestern College Sun Second Place - Christina Painton, “SDCCD announced financial contingency plan to kick in next year”, San Diego City College Third Place - Taylor DeGuzman, “California Legislature Grants 1.4 Million Dollars Toward Tracking Asian-American Hate Crimes”, The USD Vista Honorable Mention - Aranza Gutierrez Cortes, “'Chicano Leaders Decry Destruction of Murals'”, The Southwestern College Sun College Print or Online: Opinion/Commentary/Opinion First Place - Baylynne Brunetti, “The Newfound Elitism Surrounding Covid-19 Vaccines”, The USD Vista Second Place - Jennielyn Cato, “Asian haters may not know that we literally helped to build America”, The Southwestern College Sun Third Place - Chanel Esparza, “'Parole Worsens Park Tragedy'”, The Southwestern College Sun College Print or Online: Photography First Place - Xiomara Villarreal-Gerardo, “Ballet de COVID”, The Southwestern College Sun Second Place - Gabriel Schneider, “Crash under B Street bridge”, San Diego City College Third Place - Gabriel Schneider, “Drive-thru graduation”, San Diego City College Honorable Mention - Julia Woock, “Appeal to a Higher Authority”, The Southwestern College Sun College Print or Online: Reviews First Place - Andrew Penalosa, “'Standing Against the Wall'”, The Southwestern College Sun Second Place - Andrew Penalosa, “''The desTROYers' is a deFINEd adaptation'”, The Southwestern College Sun


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College Print or Online: Sports First Place - Andrew Sanchez, “Southwestern 1, Yankees 0”, The Southwestern College Sun Second Place - Xiomara Villarreal-Gerardo, “'Southwestern's Softball Sage'”, The Southwestern College Sun Third Place - Jack Trent Dorfman, “'Not Just a Big Parking Lot': the Unique Benefits of Sports Venues Amid COVID-19”, The UCSD Guardian Honorable Mention - Julia Woock, “'Wheels Shall Overcome'”, The Southwestern College Sun College Radio: Feature Reporting First Place - Gabriel Schneider, “City Speaks: Carlos Turner Cortez makes a case for SDCCD's open chancellor position”, San Diego City College College Radio: General News Story First Place - Joel Garcia, “City Speaks: Dean speaks about the return of City College student radio”, San Diego City College College Radio: Investigative Reporting First Place - Gabriel Schneider, “Disconnect exists between small business owners, National City officials during the COVID-19 pandemic”, San Diego City College College Radio: Newscast First Place - CT Sound Staff, “News Radio Midday, March 24 Edition”, San Diego City College College TV: Feature Reporting First Place - Devon Doane, “PKG: 4 tips for making your tank of gas last longer”, San Diego City College Second Place - Eli Roberts, “Keni Can Fly”, USDtv Third Place - Jesus Lopez, “#CityCookingChallenge: Prep home fries from red skin potatoes”, San Diego City College College TV: General News Story First Place - Alexandra Karos, “Public Safety Sexual Assault Rhetoric”, USDtv Second Place - Noelle Mortensen, Gabriel Schneider, “PKG: SDSU clears the way for new campus and stadium”, San Diego City College College TV: Investigative Reporting First Place - Katia Pechenkina, “PKG: Major university systems to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall”, San Diego City College College TV: Newscast First Place - CTTV/Newscene Staff, “Newscene, Nov. 13 Edition”, San Diego City College


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College TV: Sports Reporting First Place - Aidan Jacobs-Walker, “Yavuz Gultekin Profile”, USDtv Magazines: Architecture and Design First Place - Gillian Flynn, Vincent Knakal, Becca Batista, “The Rice Stuff: A power design duo re-envisions a rare gem from the late architect Lilian J. Rice”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Business & Financial First Place - Cynthia Dial, “Team Oriented”, Corporate & Incentive Travel Second Place - Deanna Murphy, “Brand Names: Two celebrity-backed labels rise from North County”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Column - Light Subject First Place - Elizabeth Hansen, “Detour Destinations”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Second Place - George W. Brewster Jr., “Tumultuous Terms - The Two Bit Mayor”, San Diego Lawyer Third Place - Charlene Pulsonetti, “Creative Connections”, Ramona Home Journal Magazines: Column - Serious Subject First Place - Jody Lee Cates, Lisa Gipson, Sharon Bay, “Parenting with Purpose”, San Diego Family Magazine Second Place - Ron James, Mary James, “Ron & Mary's Editors Note”, Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Magazines: Drawing or Illustration First Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “A closer look at the novel coronavirus”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Second Place - Lulu Yueming Qu, “Edible San Diego's Guide to the Coolest Local Treats”, Edible San Diego Magazine Magazines: Editorial Cartoon First Place - George W. Brewster Jr., “Zoom Wear and Behavior, Beware”, San Diego Lawyer Magazines: Education First Place - Sylvia Mendoza, “Immersion into Mexican Culture and Law: St. Mary's University School of Law's Study Abroad Program”, Hispanic Outlook on Education Second Place - Cherie Gough, Lisa Gipson, Sharon Bay, “Survival Tips for Distance Learning”, San Diego Family Magazine Third Place - Charlene Pulsonetti, “DJ K.C. - Spinning Tunes And Spreading Cheer”, Ramona Home Journal


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Magazines: Entertainment Reporting First Place - Jim Trageser, “Ella Ruth Piggee: Remembering a San Diego Musical Titan”, San Diego Troubadour Second Place - Jim Trageser, Michael J. Williams, “Jim Plank: San Diego's Steady Jazz Pulse”, San Diego Troubadour Third Place - Nathalie Taylor, “Dharlin Entertainment's The Journey Of Thomas to be Filmed in Sri Lanka”, Sourcebook Magazine Magazines: Environment First Place - Steve Murray, “Coming Home to the Klamath”, Hakai Magazine Second Place - Amber Pairis, Alexandria Warneke, “Resilient Roots: Understanding Climate Challenges and Opportunities for Agriculture”, Edible San Diego Magazine Third Place - Andrea Naversen, “Conserving Our Coast”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Honorable Mention - Jeanne Ferris, “Sowing Me-Wuk Seedlings of Synergy”, News From Native California Magazines: Essay/Commentary/Opinion First Place - Ramin Skibba, “For the Next President, Nuclear Weapons Policy Must Be a Priority”, Undark magazine Second Place - Rupa G. Singh, “RBG (Revered By Generations): Defying And Redefining Labels”, San Diego Lawyer Third Place - Edward McIntyre, “An Epistemic Regime - What We Lawyers Should Contribute - A Reflection”, San Diego Lawyer Honorable Mention - Roxy Carter, “Roxy is Black”, San Diego Lawyer Magazines: Feature - Light Subject First Place - Troy Johnson, Helen Hwang, Ian Anderson, “We Love Convoy”, San Diego Magazine Second Place - Troy Johnson, “Our Love Letter to Tacos”, San Diego Magazine Third Place - Wendy van Diver, “DISCOVER Every Map Tells a Story”, About Town Magazine Honorable Mention - Elizabeth Hansen, Andrea Naversen, Mia Park, Jackie Bryant, Bill Abrams, “Stay & Play: Safe Summer Fun in San Diego”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Feature - Serious Subject First Place - Ramin Skibba, “Solar storms can wreak havoc. We need better space weather forecasts”, Science News magazine Second Place - Jody Lee Cates, Lisa Gipson, Sharon Bay, “Turn Words Into Action: Create a Family Action Plan for Change”, San Diego Family Magazine Third Place - Hannah Packman, “The Inequities of Farming”, Edible San Diego Magazine


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Magazines: Feature Layout Design First Place - Sydnie Goodwin, James Tran, Kimberly Motos, “We Love Convoy”, San Diego Magazine Second Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Leading Science into the Future”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Third Place - Ron James, “Discovering Mendocino”, Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Honorable Mention - Christina Ng, Lulu Yueming Qu, “A Chef's Tale of Summer”, Edible San Diego Magazine Magazines: Food First Place - Michael Gardiner, “In Search of the Perfect Food and View Pairing: San Diego Restaurant Week in the Shadow of a Pandemic”, Edible San Diego Magazine Second Place - Elena Gomez , Heidi Greenwood, “Distinctively Highland Valley: Winemakers in the Region Look to Set Themselves Apart with an AVA”, Campestremag Third Place - Andrea Naversen, Vincent Knakal, Bob Stefanko, “Ember & Rye: Top chef tees off at Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Honorable Mention - Mia Park, Vincent Knakal, “Savor the Summer: Renowned chefs Bernard Guillas and Jeffrey Strauss share their favorite seasonal dishes at home”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Front Page Design First Place - Sydnie Goodwin, Kimberly Motos, Marie Tutko, “We Love Convoy”, San Diego Magazine Second Place - Vincent Knakal, Bob Stefanko, Chloe Pedersen, Mia Park, “September Issue Making an Entrance: Fall Fashion in San Diego”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Third Place - Attiba Royster, “Cover: Places We've Been”, San Diego Lawyer Honorable Mention - Rik Thiesfeld, Michele Hancock, Lisa Gipson, Andy McRory Photography, “Cover of Flourishing Families 2021”, San Diego Family Magazine Magazines: Gardening First Place - Cherie Gough, “A Powerful Village Arises in Mt. Hope”, Edible San Diego Magazine Second Place - Maria Hesse, “An Invitation to Bluebirds”, Edible San Diego Magazine Third Place - Wendy van Diver, “GARDEN How to Host a Hummingbird”, About Town Magazine Honorable Mention - Andrea Naversen, Vincent Knakal, “Gwen's Garden”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: General News First Place - Maria Hesse, “Solving the Takeout Conundrum”, Edible San Diego Magazine


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Magazines: Headlines First Place - Peggy Scott, “Scott Headline Compilation”, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Magazines: Health & Medicine First Place - Jim Trageser, “Can Telemedicine Benefit PI Patients?”, IG Living Magazine Second Place - Jody Lee Cates, Lisa Gipson, Sharon Bay, “Parenting in a Pandemic: Keeping Tabs on Stress and Anxiety”, San Diego Family Magazine Third Place - Andrea Naversen, Ana Wilkinson, “Health Care Hero”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: History First Place - Steve Murray, “The Astronaut Astronomers”, Mercury Magazine Second Place - Jeanne Ferris, “Parallel Worlds: The Converging Paths of the Nuumu, Newe, and Nisei”, News From Native California Third Place - Dan Letchworth, Robert Denison, “We Flew Out and Walked Back”, San Diego Magazine Honorable Mention - Darlene G. Davies, Chloe Pedersen, Mia Park, “Changemakers, a look back at the evolution of women's clubs over the last century”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Humor First Place - Irv Erdos, “Burgers and breakups: Love in a pandemic”, Escondido Magazine Second Place - Felicia Balli, “Gordon Visits Woof n' Rose”, Edible San Diego Magazine Magazines: Military First Place - Darlene G. Davies, Chloe Pedersen, Mia Park, “Honoring 98-year-old Randy Tidmore's remarkable life of service”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Second Place - Bill Abrams, “Serving Those Who Made Up The "Tip Of The Spear"”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Third Place - Angela McLaughlin, “From Military Service To A Life Of Faith”, Ramona Home Journal Magazines: Multicultural First Place - Lisa Gipson, Sharon Bay, “15 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month”, San Diego Family Magazine Second Place - Felicia Campbell, Olivia Hayo, “A Taste of Home”, Edible San Diego Magazine Third Place - Sylvia Mendoza, “Latina Golfers Association: One Woman's Quest to Level the Playing Field”, Hispanic Outlook on Education


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Magazines: Profile First Place - Marsha Sutton, “The Iron Lady of East County”, San Diego Metro Second Place - Anne Malinoski, Lisa Gipson, “Advocacy Passion Positivity Hope Tools for fighting childhood leukemia”, San Diego Family Magazine Third Place - Jeanne Ferris, “Healing Yourself Through Art: A First Californian's Perspective”, News From Native California Honorable Mention - Darlene G. Davies, Chloe Pedersen, Mia Park, “San Diego Rep Managing Director Larry Alldredge Retires After 13 Years”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Public Service/Consumer Advocacy First Place - Jody Lee Cates, Lisa Gipson, Sharon Bay, “Rebuilding Trust After Big Blunders”, Flourishing Families Second Place - Nathalie Taylor, Patty Sargent, “Foundation for Senior Care – Finding Needs and Filling Them”, Sourcebook Magazine Magazines: Real Estate First Place - Gillian Flynn, “Staying Power: The refined homes of North County designer Ken Ronchetti are finding a second wave of interest”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Reviews: Live Performance First Place - Darlene G. Davies, Paul Marshall, Chloe Pedersen, Mia Park, “Pedrito Martinez Group at The Conrad”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Reviews: Miscellaneous First Place - Jeanne Ferris, “The Mountain That Weeps”, News From Native California Magazines: Reviews: Restaurant First Place - Ron James, Mary James, “The Two Colombes”, Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Second Place - Kelly Bone, “Eat This Now: Vegan Food Truck Rolling Roots Going Above and Beyond”, Edible San Diego Magazine Third Place - Brandon Hernández, Vincent Knakal, “A Pearl in the Jewel: Top-notch Prospect newcomer dazzles”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Honorable Mention - Nathalie Taylor, “Struggle and Triumph - Fallbrook Restaurants That Survived The Pandemic”, Sourcebook Magazine


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Magazines: Science/Technology/Biotech First Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Leading Salk Science into the Future”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Second Place - Scripps Research Office of Marketing and Communications, “Time Warp: The Future of Healthy Aging”, Scripps Research Third Place - Steve Murray, “Cataloging the Cosmos”, Mercury Magazine Honorable Mention - Ramin Skibba, “Move Over, Mars: The Search for Life on Saturn's Largest Moon”, Nautilus magazine Magazines: Series First Place - Troy Johnson, “Restaurant Diaries”, San Diego Magazine Second Place - Ron James, Mary James, “Wine Dine & Travel Magazine's Dicovering Series”, Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Third Place - Wendy van Diver, “DAY TRIP 1: Your Very Own Founders' Day”, About Town Magazine Honorable Mention - Dr. Jenny Pieratt, Lisa Gipson, Sharon Bay, “Your Child's Education: Steps to Meaningful Engagement (parts 1 & 2)”, San Diego Family Magazine Magazines: Travel - Domestic First Place - Erica Nichols, Marie Tutko, Sydnie Goodwin, Sarah Pfledderer, Archana Ram, “On the Road Again”, San Diego Magazine Second Place - Ron James, Mary James, “Rediscovering the California Coast”, Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Third Place - Elizabeth Hansen, “Great RV Adventures”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Honorable Mention - Maria Hesse, “Staycation: Go From SDC to OC for an Overnight Getaway”, Edible San Diego Magazine Magazines: Travel - International First Place - Ron James, Mary James, “Winelands Valentine”, Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Second Place - Elizabeth Hansen, “Dreaming of Islands”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Third Place - Elizabeth Hansen, “Heartthrob Hotels”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Magazines: Wildlife/Nature First Place - Eston Ellis, “The Last Wild Horse: The Birth of a Clone Named Kurt Brings New Hope for Endangered Przewalski's Horses”, ZOONOOZ Second Place - Peggy Scott, “"Vanishing Beauty: The Fight to Save the Amur Leopard"”, ZOONOOZ Third Place - Eston Ellis, “A World of Birds: Discover the Hidden Delights of the Safari Park's Wings of the World”, ZOONOOZ


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Non-daily newspapers: Architecture and Design First Place - Ray Huard, “Balboa Park's New Mingei Museum to Be Unveiled This Summer”, San Diego Business Journal Second Place - Ray Huard, “Historic Oceanside Building Becomes Boutique Hotel”, San Diego Business Journal Third Place - Carolina Alban-Stoughton, “Constructing A New Future”, Carlsbad Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Breaking News First Place - Scott Hopkins, “Stranded couple sends rescue crews racing to Sunset Cliffs during the night”, Peninsula Beacon Non-daily newspapers: Business & Financial First Place - Brad Graves, “Taylor Puts Future in Hands of Its Employees”, San Diego Business Journal Second Place - Natallie Rocha, “Electric Bikes are Flying off the Shelves”, San Diego Business Journal Third Place - Julie Gallant, “Some businesses in Ramona push back on indoor dining ban, other COVID-19 restrictions”, Ramona Sentinal Honorable Mention - Karen Billing, “RSF executive relocates brain surgery medical company to Solana Beach”, Solana Beach Sun Non-daily newspapers: Column - Serious Subject First Place - Harvey Levine, “Just Sayin' - "Election2020-propositions and measures" "$177 billion spend needs reality check" "Reality test-commuting by bicycle"”, Rancho Bernardo News Journal Non-daily newspapers: Editorials First Place - David Ross, “Stop feeding the revolution”, Valley Roadrunner Second Place - Elizabeth Marie Himchak, “Thank veterans all year long”, Rancho Bernardo News Journal Third Place - David Ross, “Carl DeMaio, butt out of our local fire election!”, Valley Roadrunner Non-daily newspapers: Education First Place - Karen Billing, “Torrey Pines Black Student Union hopes to inspire and educate”, Carmel Valley News Second Place - Scott Hopkins, “Kelly Lowry named principal at Point Loma High”, Peninsula Beacon Third Place - Julie Gallant, “Ramona amateur radio club links elementary students to space station astronaut”, Ramona Sentinal Honorable Mention - Angela McLaughlin, “Making A Difference With Masks”, Ramona Home Journal


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Non-daily newspapers: Election Coverage First Place - Elizabeth Marie Himchak, “Prop. 15's pros, cons discussed during online Rancho Bernardo forum”, Rancho Bernardo News Journal Second Place - David Ross, “Registrar of Voters is 'well-prepared' for November election”, Escondido Times Advocate Third Place - Carolina Alban-Stoughton, “Your Vote, Your Power”, Carlsbad Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Entertainment Reporting First Place - Nathalie Taylor, “'Holidays In Your Car' Dazzles Guests at Del Mar Fairgrounds”, Fallbrook Village News Second Place - Elizabeth Marie Himchak, “GI Film Festival San Diego to feature 4S Ranch filmmaker's work”, Rancho Bernardo News Journal Third Place - David Ross, “Local actor Richard Rivera to appear in 'Mass Appeal'”, Valley Roadrunner Honorable Mention - Karen Billing, “Carmel Valley actress stars in Hallmark Christmas movie”, Carmel Valley News Non-daily newspapers: Environment First Place - Ashley Mackin-Solomon, “Weevil worries: Canary Island palm trees in La Jolla are dying due to beetle infestation”, La Jolla Light Second Place - Karen Billing, “Produce Good hopes to grow Community Orchard to help those in need”, Rancho Santa Fe Review Non-daily newspapers: Essay/Commentary/Opinion First Place - Marsha Sutton, “Education Matters: Getting adults out of the way”, Del Mar Times Second Place - David Ross, “Sore losers, episode 6, 7?”, Valley Roadrunner Third Place - David Ross, “Cal Fire's Mecham sticks his oar in AA election”, Valley Roadrunner Non-daily newspapers: Feature - Light Subject First Place - Carolina Alban-Stoughton, “A Kind Workplace”, Carlsbad Business Journal Second Place - Joanne Rivera, “Kindness and Love in our Community”, San Vicente Valley News Third Place - Carolina Alban-Stoughton, “Top Educators Prepare For A Different School Year”, Carlsbad Business Journal Honorable Mention - Julie Gallant, “Ramona couple recreates small Kansas town in their backyard railroad”, Ramona Sentinal


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Non-daily newspapers: Feature - Serious Subject First Place - Ray Huard, “Architectural Firm Envisions New Neighborhoods”, San Diego Business Journal Second Place - Carolina Alban-Stoughton, “The High Stakes Of Protecting Our Seniors”, Carlsbad Business Journal Third Place - Elisabeth Frausto, “'Spark': Team of La Jollans hopes to ignite anti-racism with new documentary”, La Jolla Light Honorable Mention - Karen Billing, “Hero dog saves owners, home from backyard fire”, Encinitas Advocate Non-daily newspapers: Feature Layout Design First Place - Daniel K. Lew, “Home for the Holidays”, La Jolla Light Second Place - Edgar Rodriguez, “A Shot Of Hope”, Carlsbad Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Food First Place - David Ross, “Flying Toad soars to culinary heights with pocket-book friendly French-inspired delights”, Escondido Times Advocate Second Place - Natallie Rocha, “Wake Up, Make Ramen, Repeat: Takashi End Goes to Great Lengths to Make Fresh Ramen at Menya Ultra”, San Diego Business Journal Third Place - Mariel Concepcion, “Black-Owned Winery Has Rich History”, San Diego Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Front Page Design First Place - Edgar Rodriguez, “Officially Green”, Carlsbad Business Journal Second Place - Edgar Rodriguez, “New Employment Laws For 2021”, Carlsbad Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Gardening First Place - Clarence Schmidt, “Good-natured Gardening: Avocadoes can be the pits”, Poway News Chieftain Second Place - Natallie Rocha, “Growing Strawberries and a Family Business with Each Generation”, San Diego Business Journal Third Place - Julie Gallant, “Ramona couple plant trees to restore property damaged by fire and beetles”, Ramona Sentinal Honorable Mention - Karen Billing, “Del Mar teen starts nonprofit to restore habitat”, Del Mar Times


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Non-daily newspapers: General News First Place - Ashley Mackin-Solomon, “Parks & Beaches board faces backlash over comments about Black Lives Matter; will draft code of conduct”, La Jolla Light Second Place - Elisabeth Frausto, “Parks board member appears at new La Jolla chalk drawings to apologize for comments about Black Lives Matter”, La Jolla Light Third Place - Karen Billing, “Students protest San Dieguito's reopening plan”, Del Mar Times Honorable Mention - Elizabeth Marie Himchak, “Residents object to creating slow streets in Seven Oaks”, Rancho Bernardo News Journal Non-daily newspapers: Health & Medicine First Place - Elizabeth Marie Himchak, “RB couple shares daughter's tragic story to help others”, Rancho Bernardo News Journal Second Place - Luke Harold, “Doctors advise on timing of mammograms and the COVID-19 vaccine”, Rancho Santa Fe Review Third Place - Ashley Mackin-Solomon, “Chateau La Jolla vaccinates residents and staff against COVID-19”, La Jolla Light Non-daily newspapers: History First Place - Ashley Mackin-Solomon, “Tales from the USS Frank Knox: La Jollan embarks on story-collecting project”, La Jolla Light Second Place - Mary Shepardson, “Then and Now: A rodeo and much more”, Poway News Chieftain Third Place - Ashley Mackin-Solomon, “La Jolla couple creating documentary about littleknown WWII tragedy - the sinking of the SS Athenia”, La Jolla Light Honorable Mention - Scott Hopkins, “Demolition underway at former Midway post office site”, Peninsula Beacon Non-daily newspapers: Humor First Place - David Ross, “Governor to relocate state facility to VC”, Valley Roadrunner Second Place - David Ross, “Biden's mind has left the building”, Escondido Times Advocate Non-daily newspapers: Multicultural First Place - Ray Huard, “He Went from Parking Cars to Owning a Law Firm”, San Diego Business Journal Second Place - Karen Billing, “Surf soccer team helping to build a field in Ghana”, Carmel Valley News Third Place - Ray Huard, “Yi Chao's Journey Started With a $500 Loan”, San Diego Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Political/Government First Place - Luke Harold, “PPP loans aid local businesses, but surge in COVID-19 cases creates more uncertainty”, Solana Beach Sun


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Non-daily newspapers: Profile First Place - Ray Huard, “Man Behind Otay Ranch Built First San Diego Project in 1973”, San Diego Business Journal Second Place - Scott Hopkins, “Point Loma High senior rescues two drowning swimmers at Sunset Cliffs”, Peninsula Beacon Third Place - Elizabeth Marie Himchak, “Who is that George Cooke honored on freeway signs?”, Rancho Bernardo News Journal Honorable Mention - Luke Harold, “CCA senior releases documentary in response to racial tensions caused by the pandemic”, Carmel Valley News Non-daily newspapers: Public Service/Consumer Advocacy First Place - Angela McLaughlin, “Riding to Recovery”, Ramona Home Journal Non-daily newspapers: Real Estate First Place - Ray Huard, “Chula Vista Project Aims to Become High-Tech Research Hub”, San Diego Business Journal Second Place - Julie Gallant, “Ramona Valley Inn getting a $500,000 facelift to transform it into a boutique hotel”, Ramona Sentinal Third Place - Ray Huard, “Mission Valley's Civita Park Honors Site's Mining History”, San Diego Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Science/Technology/Biotech First Place - Natallie Rocha, “A Paradigm Shift in Tech”, San Diego Business Journal Second Place - Brad Graves, “Road Test for Achates Power”, San Diego Business Journal Third Place - Elisabeth Frausto, “Can UCSD doctoral student's findings on pelicans' 'wave-slope soaring' give drones a lift?”, La Jolla Light Honorable Mention - Brad Graves, “Video for Big-Rig Trucks Attracts Funding and Customers”, San Diego Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Series First Place - Doug Brunk, “Dermatologists reflect on advances in lasers over the decades”, Dermatology News Second Place - Beth Demmon, “The Story of Water in Southern California”, Edible San Diego Magazine Third Place - Eric Shapira, MD, “It's All About Time - Spring Flowers”, San Vicente Valley News Honorable Mention - Karen Billing, “'Stop Asian Hate' rallies held in Carmel Valley; Locals speak out against Asian hate”, Carmel Valley News


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Non-daily newspapers: Sports First Place - Scott Hopkins, “BEACON EXCLUSIVE: Pointers hire championship football coach”, Peninsula Beacon Second Place - Terry Monahan, “Rancho Bernardo High basketball player proves height does not matter”, Rancho Bernardo News Journal Third Place - Terry Monahan, “For Ezra Christensen, Poway football is part of a dream come true”, Poway News Chieftain Honorable Mention - Rob LeDonne, “Local student to compete on sports reality show”, Carmel Valley News Non-daily newspapers: Travel - Domestic First Place - Nathalie Taylor, “Redwoods and a Bit of Mystery at Samuel P. Taylor State Park”, Fallbrook Village News Second Place - Mariel Concepcion, “Fourth of July to Have Huge Economic Impact”, San Diego Business Journal Third Place - Mariel Concepcion, “San Diego Air Travel Is Up”, San Diego Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Travel - International First Place - Ina von Ber, “The Powerful Global and Social Impact of an American Dream/Rancho La Puerta Extends a Helping Hand”, USPA/Ambassadorial Roundtable Second Place - Mariel Concepcion, “Cruises May Resume as Early as Fall”, San Diego Business Journal Non-daily newspapers: Visual/Fine Art Reporting First Place - Elisabeth Frausto, “'Marking Time': New exhibit at La Jolla's Athenaeum queues up quarantine creations”, La Jolla Light Second Place - Karen Billing, “Young filmmaker's short 'Lost' honored at Kids Film It Festival”, Del Mar Times Non-daily newspapers: Wildlife/Nature First Place - Karen Billing, “Save the monarch butterfly, plant pollinators”, Del Mar Times Online and Daily newspapers: Architecture and Design First Place - Sophy Chaffee, “Serendipity strikes a chord for Imperial Beach house hunters”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Nicole Sours Larson, “Embracing the vineyard lifestyle in East County”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Place - Thor Biberman, “Gensler founder leaves huge legacy in San Diego”, San Diego Daily Transcript Honorable Mention - Sophy Chaffee, “Designing with a deeper purpose”, The San Diego UnionTribune


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Online and Daily newspapers: Breaking News First Place - Andrew Dyer, “Bonhomme Richard ship fire”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Henri Migala, “Man arrested for battery of protesters in La Mesa; ECM photographer also attacked”, eastcountymagazine.org Third Place - Miriam Raftery, “Violent insurrectionists take over Capitol”, eastcountymagazine.org Honorable Mention - Briana Gomez, “Tuesday protest in La Mesa stays peaceful; man briefly detained after displaying pepper spray at protesters”, eastcountymagazine.org Online and Daily newspapers: Business & Financial First Place - George Varga, “NAMM, world's largest music instrument and equipment show, debuts free all-virtual Believe in Music week”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Nicole Sours Larson, “Barrio Logan Artists Respond to Pandemic's Challenges with Resilience”, Independent Voter News Third Place - Andrea Siedsma, “The Story of Craft Beer's Remarkable Rise and Clustering in Vista”, City of Vista Business News & Insights Honorable Mention - Camille von Kaenel, “Developers of new houses escape hefty San Diego County fire fee increase”, inewsource.org Online and Daily newspapers: Column - Light Subject First Place - Gayle Falkenthal, “Falkentalk Column - NYFights.com”, NYFights.com Second Place - Irv Erdos, “Doorbells ring, are you answering?, Proudly introducing hobo economics, Mourning early regrets for late neighbor”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Place - Rick Griffin, “'MarketInk,' a weekly media and marketing column, Times of San Diego”, Times of San Diego Honorable Mention - Laura Woolfrey Macklem, “Preserved Home”, North Coast Current Online and Daily newspapers: Column - Serious Subject First Place - Jan Goldsmith, “Someone San Diego Should Know”, The San Diego UnionTribune Second Place - Barbara Bry, “I'm There For You Baby”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Place - Neil Senturia, “I'm There For You Baby”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Honorable Mention - David R. Shorey, Paul Levikow, “Advancing Healthy Communities”, eastcountymagazine.org Online and Daily newspapers: Criminal Justice First Place - Miriam Raftery, “LMPD officer in trolley stop incident leaves force; questions of accountability and transparency remain”, eastcountymagazine.org Second Place - Jackie Bryant, “The Inside Story Of A Trump Pardon Gone Wrong”, Forbes Third Place - Mary Plummer, Sofí-a Mejías-Pascoe, “As prisons and jails in California battle COVID-19, some inmate deaths go uncounted”, inewsource.org


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Online and Daily newspapers: Editorials First Place - Susana Peredo Swap, “Creating a Sense of Magic and Belonging. The San Diego Symphony's 'Rady Shell' welcomes all”, Vanguard Culture Online and Daily newspapers: Education First Place - Ken Stone, “Private Eye Tailed San Dieguito School Board President, Checking on Residency”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Kristen Castillo, “How Dolly Parton Turned Her Passion into a Worldwide Literacy Program”, EducationandCareerNews.com Third Place - Marsha Sutton, “What They're Paid”, North Coast Current Honorable Mention - Bella Ross, “District frustration mounts after latest ruling in Cardiff school park case”, North Coast Current Online and Daily newspapers: Election Coverage First Place - Chris Jennewein, “Voter Guide to San Diego County Candidates and Propositions in Nov. 3 General Election”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Jennifer Bowman, Jill Castellano, “How over $5M in outside money is shaping some of San Diego County's biggest races”, inewsource.org Third Place - Miriam Raftery, “In lively forum, five candidates shared diverse views in El Cajon City Council District 2 race”, eastcountymagazine.org Honorable Mention - Ethan Edward Coston, “From pledges to the polls, Encinitas grapples with dearth of election civility”, North Coast Current Online and Daily newspapers: Entertainment Reporting First Place - George Varga, “My Last Gig”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Susana Peredo Swap, “Creating a Sense of Magic and Belonging. The San Diego Symphony's 'Rady Shell' welcomes all”, Vanguard Culture Third Place - Jim Trageser, “Charles McPherson: The Art Of Teaching”, AllAboutJazz.com Honorable Mention - Ron Donoho, “San Diego's Homeless Voices Matter on 'America's Got Talent'”, Independent Voter Network Online and Daily newspapers: Environment First Place - David Hasemyer, Michael Kodas, “Fueled by Climate Change, Wildfires Threaten Toxic Superfund Sites”, Inside Climate News Second Place - Craig Collins, “The Snows of Mt. Tom: Dire Warnings from the Sierra Nevada”, craigkcollins.medium.com Third Place - Ed Joyce, “La Niña and California's New Water Year”, Water News Network Honorable Mention - Henri Migala, “Hundreds march to save El Monte Valley”, eastcountymagazine.org


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Online and Daily newspapers: Essay/Commentary/Opinion First Place - Lisa Ross, “The 101 Ash St. scandal is just one problem. Time for a grand jury to investigate San Diego real estate deals.”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Ron Donoho, “Who The Hell Cares What YOU Think? The Metaphysics of Modern Media”, Independent Voter Network Third Place - Mark Burgess, “A Pandemic Flip of Art and Audience”, sandiegostory.com Honorable Mention - Alessandra Lezama, Andrea Siedsma, “The U.S. child-care system fails families, children and businesses. It needs to be rebuilt.”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Online and Daily newspapers: Feature - Light Subject First Place - Beth Wood, “In music and in life, classical pairings”, The San Diego UnionTribune Second Place - Alexander Nguyen, “After Nearly 50 Years, Carlsbad's Iconic Landmark Coming Down”, KPBS.org Third Place - Ken Stone, “Helicopter on Jacumba Gas Station? Mystery of I-8 Chevron Stop Solved”, Times of San Diego Online and Daily newspapers: Feature - Serious Subject First Place - George Varga, Eduardo Contreras, “Faces of the arts shutdown: The Musicians”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Beth Demmon, “Work, Worth, and Wreckage - When Your Job Is Your Life, What Happens When You Lose It?”, Good Beer Hunting Third Place - Sylvia Mendoza, “Generations of Activism: What One Woman Can Do”, Access Health News Honorable Mention - Jamie Reno, “Cancer Rates for Teens and Young Adults Are Rising: What to Know”, Healthline Online and Daily newspapers: Feature Layout Design First Place - Gloria Orbegozo, “My Last Gig special project”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Gloria Orbegozo, “Faces of the Arts Shutdown series”, The San Diego UnionTribune Online and Daily newspapers: Food First Place - Michael Gardiner, “Delicious, not discarded: Get more out of your fresh produce”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Michelle Stansbury, “Good Nutrition Shouldn't Be a Privilege”, Edible San Diego Magazine Third Place - Michael Gardiner, “Fish tacos: The lore of a 'San Diego' signature dish”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Honorable Mention - Debra Schroeder, “Meadiocrity Mead: Brewing Up Sustainable Honey Wine From Bee to Bottle”, TravelingWellForLess.com


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Online and Daily newspapers: Gardening First Place - Nicole Sours Larson, “Horticulturist's artful Mission Hills garden unveils beauty step by step”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Nicole Sours Larson, “Restaurateur-turned-farmer pivots with the pandemic”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Place - Christine Benton, “Don't Feed the Squirrels”, Chrissie's Garden Honorable Mention - Kristen Castillo, “Jason Mraz Says His Southern California Farm Is a 'Constant Source of Inspiration'”, ModernWellnessGuide.com Online and Daily newspapers: General News First Place - Phil Diehl, “Soil studies underway to determine best route for Del Mar railroad tunnel”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Karen Pearlman, “Five months later, La Mesa mayor still grapples with riot's aftermath”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Place - Cody Dulaney, Sofí-a Mejías-Pascoe, “Pandemic parties 'wreak havoc' at vacation rentals in San Diego high-rise”, inewsource.org Honorable Mention - Ken Stone, “'Tools of Terror'? New Face Masks Thrown into Fire Pit at Mission Bay Park”, Times of San Diego Online and Daily newspapers: Headlines First Place - Ken Stone, “Ken Stone headline portfolio”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Roman S. Koenig, “Encinitas gift shop unwraps historical surprise behind wall”, North Coast Current Online and Daily newspapers: Health & Medicine First Place - Paul Sisson, Gary Robbins, Pam Kragen, Andrea Lopez-Villafana, Kristen Taketa, “One Year After the Shutdown”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Jared Whitlock, “DNA Testing Is Unearthing Local Fertility Fraud Cases”, voiceofsandiego.org Third Place - Jamie Reno, “Statins May Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Death by 41 Percent: Here's Why”, Healthline Honorable Mention - Beth Wood, “Sharp doctor learns firsthand the importance of catching colorectal cancer early”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Online and Daily newspapers: History First Place - Marsha Sutton, “Fight for Equal Rights Continues 100 Years after the 19th Amendment”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Jan Goldsmith, “Someone San Diego Should Know”, The San Diego UnionTribune Third Place - Phil Diehl, “Historic Carlsbad home could be lost”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Honorable Mention - Julia Shapero, “Encinitas gift shop unwraps historical surprise behind wall”, North Coast Current


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Online and Daily newspapers: Humor First Place - Irv Erdos, “Many bonuses of being a senior”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Peggy Scott, “"Ooh, That Smell: 'Scent-sational' Wildlife Species"”, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Third Place - Irv Erdos, “Nothing was fishy this Thanksgiving”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Online and Daily newspapers: Investigative Reporting First Place - Cody Dulaney, Jill Castellano, “Investigating San Diego County's COVID-19 hotel sheltering program”, inewsource.org Second Place - Jill Castellano, Mary Plummer, “Uncounted: San Diego County's pandemic victims far surpass official totals”, inewsource.org Third Place - Mary Plummer, Jill Castellano, “Donovan Deaths: An investigation”, inewsource.org Online and Daily newspapers: Military First Place - Alexander Nguyen, Mike Damron, Matt Bowler, Christopher Underwood, “In Photos: The Grueling Path To Becoming A Marine”, KPBS.org Second Place - Andrew Dyer, “San Diego Union-Tribune military coverage”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Place - Jamie Reno, “'How long did you serve, Tucker?' Another woman who lost her legs in Iraq backs Tammy Duckworth over Carlson's snark”, Yahoo News Honorable Mention - Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, “Ring City USA makes boxing history at West Point”, Communities Digital News Online and Daily newspapers: Multicultural First Place - George Varga, “Grammy-nominee Mickey Guyton on finding her way in 'predominantly White, male world of country music'”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Lauren J. Mapp, Nelvin C. Cepeda, “A year without powwows: A community loses its heartbeat”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Place - Sylvia Mendoza, “Homeboy Industries: The Salvation of Artist Fabian Debora”, Access Health News Honorable Mention - Kristina Houck, “San Diego Asian Moms FB Group Is A Safe Space Amid Hate Crimes”, Patch Online and Daily newspapers: Political/Government First Place - Ken Stone, “Duncan Hunter's Dad and Pivotal Letter Paved Way for Presidential Pardon”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Briana Gomez, Miriam Raftery, “El Cajon Council votes to oust Plannning Commissioner Humbert Cabrera”, eastcountymagazine.org Third Place - Alexander Nguyen, “Escondido Won't Budge On Cannabis Dispensaries Ban”, KPBS.org


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Online and Daily newspapers: Profile First Place - Phil Diehl, “Water world: After nearly 40 years, Peter MacLaggan leaves a liquid legacy”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Ron Donoho, “Screening Of Oscar-Winning Film 'Inocente' Aims to Rekindle Focus on Youth Homelessness”, Independent Voter Network Third Place - Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, “Franchon Crews-Dezurn Returns To The Ring, Bigger Than Ever”, Communities Digital News Honorable Mention - Kristen Castillo, “Scientist Sabrina Henry is Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Scientists”, EducationandCareerNews.com Online and Daily newspapers: Public Service/Consumer Advocacy First Place - Jill Castellano, “Years of staffing cutbacks left San Diego nursing homes in peril during pandemic”, inewsource.org Second Place - Camille von Kaenel, “Alpine chicken rancher rejected for fire insurance. He's not alone in California.”, inewsource.org Third Place - Jill Castellano, Tarryn Mento, “California let over 200 hospitals sidestep workload rules because of COVID-19. Was that the only option?”, inewsource.org Honorable Mention - Kristen Castillo, “Be the Match”, FutureofPersonalHealth.com Online and Daily newspapers: Real Estate First Place - Thor Biberman, “Vision for Sports Arena site coming into focus”, San Diego Daily Transcript Second Place - Helen Horvath, “High prices, low inventory put squeeze on low-income and first-time homebuyers amid pandemic”, eastcountymagazine.org Online and Daily newspapers: Reviews: Live Performance First Place - George Varga, “Arias in an arena parking lot? San Diego Opera's drive-in 'La bohème' a bold, gear-shifting turn”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - George Varga, “2021 Grammy Awards: Beyoncé and Taylor Swift make history at first Grammys held during a global pandemic”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Third Place - George Varga, “Beach Boys and Ziggy Marley play back-to-back Petco Park shows: 'Good Vibrations' meet 'Rastaman Vibration'”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Online and Daily newspapers: Reviews: Miscellaneous First Place - Jim Trageser, “Various Artists: Alligator Records: 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music”, AllABoutJazz.com Second Place - Jamie Reno, “Book Review: "The Orphan Collector" by Ellen Marie Wiseman Is A Towering and Timely Literary Achievement”, The Reno Dispatch Third Place - Jim Trageser, “Rubén Blades: Salswing!”, AllABoutJazz.com


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Online and Daily newspapers: Reviews: Restaurant First Place - Michelle Stansbury, “Now Open: Ember & Rye”, Edible San Diego Magazine Second Place - Jamie Reno, “Back to the Beach: An Exclusive Look At San Diego's Best Waterfront Restaurants In 2021”, The Reno Dispatch Online and Daily newspapers: Reviews: Theater First Place - Bill Eadie, “Roustabouts' Traumatic Story Redeemed by Stellar Acting”, sandiegostory.com Second Place - Lynne Friedmann, “Necessary Sacrifices”, CultureVulture.net Third Place - Rebecca Romani, Susana Peredo Swap, “Laying Bare the Hidden Pitfalls of History”, Vanguard Culture Online and Daily newspapers: Science/Technology/Biotech First Place - Jared Whitlock, “The US Has 3 Covid Vaccines-Testing New Ones Is Complicated”, WIRED Second Place - Jamie Reno, “This New Test Can Detect 50 Types of Cancer from a Single Blood Draw”, Healthline Third Place - Jamie Reno, “EXCLUSIVE: Can Artiva Therapeutics' Natural Killer Cancer Therapy Help an Older Drug, Rituxan, Fight Blood Cancers?”, The Reno Dispatch Online and Daily newspapers: Series - Light Subject First Place - Cathy Breslaw, Susana Peredo Swap, “'Working In Isolation' - How Artists are Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Vanguard Culture Second Place - Ed Joyce, “Water Utility Hero of the Week”, Water News Network Online and Daily newspapers: Series - Serious Subject First Place - Kate Morrissey, Lauryn Schroeder, Nelvin Cepeda, Alejandro Tamayo, Ruby Gaviola, “Returned”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - David Hasemyer, Lise Olsen, “Super Threats”, Inside Climate News Third Place - Pam Kragen, Michael Rocha, George Varga, “Faces of the Arts Shutdown series”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Honorable Mention - Jared Whitlock, “No Visitors Leading to Despair and Isolation in Senior Care Homes; Confirmed Nursing Home Complaints Plummet During Pandemic; COVID-19 Exposes Lack of Medical Staff in Assisted Living Facilities”, voiceofsandiego.org


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Online and Daily newspapers: Sports First Place - Ken Stone, “Tale of 2 Track Stars: San Diegans Brittney Reese and Joel Gomez Eye Tokyo Glory”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, “Jesssica McCaskill brings the heat”, Communities Digital News Third Place - Ron Donoho, “What if Baseball Players Wore Iron Man Armor?”, Junkets & Jaunts Honorable Mention - Alexander Nguyen, “San Marcos Teen Takes On Tough Off-Road Race In Saudi Arabia”, KPBS.org Online and Daily newspapers: Travel - Domestic First Place - Joanne DiBona, Tony DiBona, “Original descriptive photo galleries of US destinations and lifestyle”, USA Today 10 Best Second Place - Jackie Bryant, “Inside California's surreal hot springs town overlooking Trump's border wall”, SFGate Third Place - Cynthia Dial, “Get Ready. Get Set. Go! Meet Montana's Glacier Country”, JustLuxe Honorable Mention - Ron Donoho, “Returning to Las Vegas in 2021”, Junkets & Jaunts Online and Daily newspapers: Travel - International First Place - Joanne DiBona, Tony DiBona, “Original photo essays of European destinations published between July 2020 and June 2021”, USA Today 10 Best Online and Daily newspapers: Visual/Fine Art Reporting First Place - Cathy Breslaw, Susana Peredo Swap, “Experiments on Stone: Four Women Artists From The Tamarind Lithography Workshop”, Vanguard Culture Second Place - Lucas Justinien Pérez, Susana Peredo Swap, “What's in a name change? 'The Museum of Man' becomes 'The Museum of Us'”, Vanguard Culture Third Place - Rebecca Romani, Susana Peredo Swap, “A Mighty Presence, A Profound Loss An Iconic Presence in San Diego Arts, Larry Baza Passes at 76”, Vanguard Culture Honorable Mention - Cori Wilbur, Susana Peredo Swap, “Get Out the Vote - Using Art to Reflect on Our History and Empower the Future”, Vanguard Culture Photography - Still: Breaking News First Place - Zoë Meyers, “Police clear out farmworker encampment on contentious Calexico land”, inewsource.org


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Photography - Still: Feature - Light Subject First Place - Thom Vollenweider, “Stadium Farewell”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Lauren Di Matteo, “How to Sustainably Farm”, Edible San Diego Magazine Third Place - Jake Rose, “nside California's surreal hot springs town overlooking Trump's border wall”, SF Gate Honorable Mention - Elizabeth Hansen, “Star of India”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Photography - Still: News First Place - Thom Vollenweider, “Covid Death”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Photography - Still: Photo Essay First Place - Chris Stone, “Married police officers buried together”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Alexander Nguyen, Mike Damron, Matt Bowler, “In Photos: The Grueling Path To Becoming A Marine”, KPBS.org Third Place - Zoë Meyers, “Scenes from Calexico: Farmworkers and life on the border”, inewsource.org Honorable Mention - Vincent Knakal, “Golden Triangle Gastronomy”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Photography - Still: Portrait First Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Observations Eiman Azim: Decoding dexterity”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Second Place - Zoë Meyers, “First COVID-19 wrongful death claim filed by family of Donovan inmate”, inewsource.org Third Place - Ryan Rizzuto, “Portrait of Tina Chitura”, Edible San Diego Magazine Photography - Still: Sports First Place - Chris Stone, “Long jumper Marquis Dendy”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Scott Hopkins, “Point Loma High baseball sliding towards Western League title”, Peninsula Beacon Third Place - Peter Panebianco, “Hillers can Eagles; Helix gets buzzer win”, eastcountysports.com Photography - video: Feature - Light Subject First Place - Evan Stefanko, Brandon Hernández, Milan Spasic, “San Diego On Tap featuring Pure Project”, Ranch and Coast Magazine Second Place - Kimberlyn Velasquez, “Hydroelectric and Pressure Control Facility Upgrades”, San Diego County Water Authority Third Place - Debra Schroeder, “Alila Marea Beach Resort Review | EVERYTHING You Need to Know | San Diego Luxury Beachfront Hotel”, Traveling Well For Less


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Photography - video: Feature - Serious Subject First Place - Zoë Meyers, “Veterans Voices”, inewsource.org Photography - video: News First Place - Michael Saucedo, Dan Plante, Jay Brown, “San Diego County Fair reopens after taking the year off in 2020”, KUSI-TV

Photography - video: Photo Essay First Place - Scott Baird, “Spoken Word”, NBC 7/39 Second Place - Scott Baird, “Full Circle”, NBC 7/39 Third Place - Rachel Cobb, John Blocker, Nancy Carol Carter,, “Balboa Park's Botanical Building: A Tour of San Diego's Historic Lath House”, San Diego Floral Association for YouTube PR, PIO and Trade publications: Annual Report First Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Donor Honor Roll 2020”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Second Place - Dylan Lomanto, Price Adams, Natalie DeAngelo, Paige Shewmaker, Krista Smith, “2019-2020 Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program Annual Report”, Citrus Industry Magazine PR, PIO and Trade publications: Association/Member publication First Place - San Diego Zoo Global Staff, “ZOONOOZ”, San Diego Zoo Global Second Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Inside Salk Spring 2021”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Third Place - Scripps Research Office of Marketing and Communications, “Scripps Research Magazine”, Scripps Research Honorable Mention - Carolina Alban-Stoughton, Edgar Rodriguez, Darryl Reitmeyer, “Carlsbad Business Journal”, Carlsbad Business Journal PR, PIO and Trade publications: General Writing for External Publication First Place - Bonnie Nicholls, “Improved Flight Data Management for U.S. Airports”, Air Traffic Technology International Second Place - Tom Gable, “Crucial Ingredient”, Scotsman Guide Third Place - Arika Daniels, Ann Marie Price, Sarah Flocken, “Seniors Were Dying of Loneliness This Year. It's Time to Address Social Isolation.”, Scatena Daniels Communications Honorable Mention - Andrea Siedsma, “Vista Prepares for Possible 'Roaring '20s' PostPandemic”, City of Vista Business News & Insights


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PR, PIO and Trade publications: General Writing for Internal Publication First Place - Jennifer Whitelaw, “Decarbonization Exceeds Net-Zero-Energy as Sustainability Goal”, Platt/Whitelaw Architects website blog Second Place - Bonnie Nicholls, “Are New Methods of Medication Delivery During COVID-19 Sustainable for Retail Pharmacies?”, Asteres Third Place - Rick Griffin, “Realtors Trade Group's Blog: Monthly Housing Economic Report”, Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors

PR, PIO and Trade publications: In-house or employee publications First Place - Thomas Shess, Ed Hearn, Jim Horne, “Saints Scene Monthly September 2020”, Saint Augustine High School Second Place - Rick Griffin, “People profile stories on PSAR realtors”, Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors PR, PIO and Trade publications: Newsletter First Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Inside Salk Newsletter Spring 2021”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Second Place - Chloe Pedersen, Mia Park, Anya Gorban, Evan Stefanko, Bob Stefanko, “New, Now, Next; Homing In; and The Weekend Exclusive E-Newsletters”, Ranch and Coast New Now Next Third Place - April Enriquez, Sarah Austin, “How to Level Up Your LinkedIn Profile”, "TW2 University" series for TW2 Marketing PR, PIO and Trade publications: Press Release Writing - Light Subject First Place - Rick Griffin, “Son honored his ALS-stricken dad by running 32 miles in one day”, Oceanside News Second Place - Andrea Siedsma, Neal Leavitt, Christine Takara, “Emmes Realty Services of California LLC Welcomes Sol Mexican Cocina to Centerview”, EMMES Realty Services News Third Place - Price Adams, Krista Smith, Dylan Lomanto, Paige Shewmaker, Natalie DeAngelo, “Californians Cautioned Against Spreading Deadly Citrus Pest and Disease as Summer Travel Rebounds”, The Orange County Register Honorable Mention - Ann Marie Price, Arika Daniels, Denise Scatena, “Meals on Wheels San Diego County Receives $4 Million Gift from Venture Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott”, Scatena Daniels Communications


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PR, PIO and Trade publications: Press Release Writing - Serious Subject First Place - Chris Emery, Stacey DeLoye, Anna Andersen, Kelly Quigley, “Rapid Response: Meeting the Challenge of the Historic COVID-19 Pandemic”, Scripps Research Second Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “How targeting killer T cells in the lungs could lead to immunity against respiratory viruses”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Third Place - Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, Fellow PRSA, “Serving Seniors Provides 1.7 Million Meals”, Serving Seniors Honorable Mention - Suzy Garcia, Denise Scatena, Sarah Flocken, “The San Diego Food System Alliance Seeks Community Input on Food Vision 2030 Strategies”, Scatena Daniels Communications PR, PIO and Trade publications: Special interest or one-time publications. First Place - Jim Mumford, Edward McDonnell, Shane Pliska, Gayle Falkenthal, “The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace”, Silverado Roundtable Second Place - Emily Dolton, Lisa Gipson, Rik Thiesfeld, Linda Bay, Sharon Bay, “Flourishing Families 2021”, San Diego Family Magazine Third Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Planned Giving Brochure”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies PR, PIO and Trade publications: Video First Place - Luis Cruz, Alejandro Tamayo, Paola Hernández-Jiao, “Know Your Community”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Second Place - Matt O'Connor, Drew Duglan, PhD, Faith Hark, Glenn Harvey, “The Science of Healthy Aging: Six Keys to a Long, Healthy Life”, Scripps Research Third Place - Sarah Austin, “TW2's Live in 5! Remote Video Services”, YouTube Honorable Mention - Rick Griffin, “ALS Fiesta Virtual Fundraiser Video”, ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter Radio/Podcast: Audio Editing First Place - Eddie McCoven, Charles Newton, “Life After the Pandemic; Going Back to Work”, KOGO-AM Second Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Where Cures Begin: Tom Albright”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Third Place - Eddie McCoven, “Balboa Park Organ Pavilion Reopens”, KOGO-AM Radio/Podcast: Breaking News First Place - Eddie McCoven, “"Authorities Rescue Migrants off the Coast of La Jolla"”, KOGO-AM


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Radio/Podcast: Enterprise/Investigative Reporting First Place - Jill Castellano, Mary Plummer, “Donovan Deaths: Inmates Died Of COVID-19 While Their Families Were Kept In The Dark”, inewsource.org Radio/Podcast: Feature First Place - Beth Demmon, “EP-296 Esthela Davila and Carmen Favela, Mujeres Brew House”, Good Beer Hunting Second Place - Gilbert Smith, Mike Bragg, “Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site - Show 246: Fun Kids Rides, Vending Machines, and Fad Foods”, KFRO-AM Third Place - Eddie McCoven, “"Neighbors Helping Neighbors; a Community Fridge in City Heights"”, KOGO-AM Radio/Podcast: General News Story First Place - Alexander Nguyen, “Vista Taking Steps To Ban Single-Use Plastics”, KPBS-FM Second Place - Eddie McCoven, “"Ocean Beach Pier Partially Reopens"”, KOGO-AM Radio/Podcast: Podcast First Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Where Cures BeginSeason 3”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Second Place - Drew Duglan, PhD, “PreSCRIPPSion Sound Podcast: Reversing Diabetes with Personalized Nutrition”, Scripps Research Third Place - Eileen Gaffen, “Reputation and Influence: The Business of Petcare”, Blog Talk Radio Radio/Podcast: Series First Place - Eddie McCoven, Charles Newton, “"Life After The Pandemic: Adjusting to the New Normal"”, KOGO-AM Radio/Podcast: Specialty Reporting - single report First Place - Joshua Lipton, “Restoring the Balboa Park Carousel”, KOGO-AM Second Place - Miriam Raftery, “Grossmont Hospital Healthcare Workers Reflect on Pandemic”, East County Magazine Radio Show on KNSJ Third Place - Eddie McCoven, “Kmart Exists Southern California Market”, iHeartRadio California News Radio/Podcast: Talk/Interview/Call-in Program First Place - Miriam Raftery, “Interview with Congresswoman Sara Jacobs on Capitol attack, impeachment, COVID relief and more”, East County Magazine Radio Show on KNSJ Second Place - Gilbert Smith, Ray Glasser, “Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site - Show 247: The Early Days of Home Video”, KFRO-AM


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Radio/Podcast: Writing Feature First Place - Roxana Popescu, Mary Plummer, Jill Castellano, “Inside The Final Days Of COVID-19, San Diego County Families Speak Out After Deaths”, inewsource.org Second Place - Cliff Albert, “Learning About Ourselves From the Books of Dr. Seuss”, KOGOAM Radio/Podcast: Writing News First Place - Eddie McCoven, “Preventing Burns and Fires over Independence Day Weekend”, KOGO-AM Television/Online Video: Breaking News First Place - Dan Plante , Michael Saucedo, Jay Brown, “New Year's Day Fire in Ocean Beach”, KUSI-TV Television/Online Video: Community Service/Public Affairs Report First Place - Luis Cruz, “Together San Diego Community Forums”, The San Diego UnionTribune Television/Online Video: Documentary First Place - Catherine Garcia, Tom Jones, Jay Yoo, Armando Flores, Rafael Avitabile, “BREAKDOWN: San Diego County's Mental Health Care Crisis”, NBC 7/39 Second Place - Maria Villalobos , Bob Abeshouse, “Trump v California (Part 1) | People and Power”, Al Jazeera English Television/Online Video: Investigative Reporting: Series First Place - Monica Dean, Tom Jones, Elroy Spatcher, Jay Yoo, “STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking & Exploitation”, NBC 7/39 Television/Online Video: News Feature Pre Produced First Place - Scott Baird, “David's Harp”, NBC 7/39 Second Place - Alexander Nguyen, Mike Damron, Christopher Maue, “After Nearly 50 Years, Carlsbad's Iconic Landmark Coming Down”, KPBS-TV Third Place - Scott Baird, Lindsay Hood, Jay Yoo, “Makeda Dread”, NBC 7/39 Television/Online Video: News Feature Same Day First Place - Michael Saucedo, Dan Plante, Jay Brown, “Exclusive Border Tour”, KUSI-TV Second Place - Allison Ash, Scott Baird, “Homebound Seniors”, NBC 7/39 Third Place - Eddie McCoven, “Ocean Beach Pier Partially Reopens”, KOGO-AM Television/Online Video: Specialty Reporting: Series First Place - Catherine Garcia, Tom Jones, Jay Yoo, Armando Flores, Rafael Avitabile, “BREAKDOWN: San Diego County's Mental Health Care Crisis”, NBC 7/39


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Television/Online Video: Specialty Reporting: Single Report First Place - Scott Baird, Lindsay Hood, Alexis Rivas, “The Digital Divide”, NBC 7/39 Television/Online Video: Sports Reporting First Place - Michael Saucedo , Brandon Stone , JAY Brown, “Let them play”, KUSI-TV Television/Online Video: Video Editing First Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Harnessing Plants Initiative”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Television/Online Video: Writing News First Place - Monica Dean, Tom Jones, “STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking & Exploitation”, NBC 7/39 Websites: Blog - News and Opinion First Place - Nicole Antonacci, Savannah Cadet - Haynes, Semoria Mosley, Beto Soto, Jeff Valenzuela, “Social Justice Reporting Project”, The San Diego Union-Tribune Websites: Blog - Topic Based First Place - Tom Gable, “San Diego Wine Guru”, www.sandiegowineguru.com Second Place - Jim Mumford, Gayle Falkenthal, “Good Earth Plant Company”, Good Earth Plant Company Websites: Blog for/by journalists First Place - Beth Demmon, “Prohibitchin'”, Substack Websites: Entertainment Site First Place - Rob Marlbrough, Susana Peredo Swap, “Vanguard Culture online magazine”, Vanguard Culture Second Place - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Staff, “San Diego Zoo Kids Website”, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Third Place - Mark Burgess, Welton Jones, Kris Eitland, Bill Eidie, Ken Herman, “sandiegostory.com”, sandiegostory.com Websites: General Interest Site First Place - Ron James, “Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Online”, Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Second Place - Katie Stokes, “Edible San Diego”, Edible San Diego Magazine Third Place - Chloe Pedersen, Bob Stefanko, Phil Enzler, Camila Pizarro, “Ranch & Coast Magazine Website”, www.ranchandcoast.com


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Websites: News Site First Place - Chris Jennewein, Ken Stone, Debbie Sklar, Elizabeth Ireland, Chris Stone, “Best News Site - Times of San Diego”, Times of San Diego Second Place - Roman S. Koenig, “North Coast Current”, North Coast Current Websites: Overall Use of Design First Place - Salk Institute for Biological Studies Communications Team, “Salk.edu”, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Second Place - Ron James, “Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Online”, Wine Dine & Travel Magazine Third Place - Chloe Pedersen, Bob Stefanko, Phil Enzler, Camila Pizarro, “Ranch & Coast Magazine Website”, www.ranchandcoast.com Websites: Public Service or Consumer Advocacy Site First Place - Ed Joyce, “Water News Network”, San Diego County Water Authority Second Place - Elaine Masters, “Traveling With Purpose”, The Bucket Magazine

====================== At Large: Body of Work Monica Dean, Tom Jones, Elroy Spatcher, Jay Yoo, “STOLEN: A Year-Long Investigation Into Child Sex Trafficking & Exploitation”, NBC 7/39 At Large: Wildcard: Election Coverage inewsource.org Staff, “Elections 2020”, inewsource.org Rising Star: Rising Star Katie Stokes, “Katie Stokes, A Rising Star”, Edible San Diego Magazine Best of Show Best Television/Online Video Entry Catherine Garcia, Tom Jones, Jay Yoo, Armando Flores, Rafael Avitabile “BREAKDOWN: San Diego County's Mental Health Care Crisis” NBC 7/39 Best Non-Daily Newspaper Entry Natallie Rocha “A Paradigm Shift in Tech” San Diego Business Journal


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Best Magazine Entry Ramin Skibba “Solar storms can wreak havoc. We need better space weather forecasts” Science News Magazine Best Radio/Podcast Entry Jill Castellano, Mary Plummer “Donovan Deaths: Inmates Died Of COVID-19 While Their Families Were Kept in The Dark” Inewsource.org Best Online/Daily Newspaper Entry Kate Morrissey, Lauryn Schroeder, Nelvin Cepeda, Alejandro Tamayo, Ruby Gaviola “Returned” The San Diego Union-Tribune


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