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Evergreen Newspapers win 33 awards at state press convention

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Evergreen Newspapers had a record-breaking weekend at the Feb. 21 Colorado Press Association awards dinner.

The staff surpassed last year’s record total by one, taking home 33 awards at this year’s annual convention.

The High Timber Times received a coveted Sweepstakes award for its website. In other categories, photo editor Gabriel Christus led the way, winning 19 awards. Sports editor Michael Hicks won 10, and Clear Creek Courant editor Ian Neligh won five. Many of the awards had multiple winners for design and story/photo combinations.

The list:

Columbine Courier – Class 5

First place: Best Sports Column Writing – Michael Hicks

First place: Best Sports Event Story – Michael Hicks

First place: Best News Photograph – Gabriel Christus

Second place: Best Sports Event Story – Michael Hicks

Second place: Best Sports Story – Michael Hicks

Second place: Best News Story - Ramsey Scott

Second place: Best News Page Design – Michael Hicks and Gabriel Christus

Second place: Best Photography Photo – Gabriel Christus

Second place: Best Feature Photograph – Gabriel Christus

Third place: Best Editorial Special Section – Gabriel Christus, Michael Hicks, Taki Gomi

Canyon Courier – Class 4

First place: Best News Photograph – Gabriel Christus

First place: Best Story/Picture Combo – Daniel Laverty and Gabriel Christus

Second place: Best Story/Picture Combo – Deb Hurley Brobst and Gabriel Christus

Second place: Best Photo Essay – Gabriel Christus

Second place: Best Photography Portfolio – Gabriel Christus

Third place: Best Story/Picture Combo – Michael Hicks and Gabriel Christus

Third place: Best News Page Design – Michael Hicks and Gabriel Christus

Third place: Best Sports Story – Michael Hicks

High Timber Times – Class 2

First place: Breaking News or Non-Deadline Video – Daniel Laverty

Second place: Breaking News or Non Deadline Video – Daniel Laverty

Second place: Best News Photograph – Gabriel Christus

Second place: Best Photography Photo – Gabriel Christus

Third place: Best Sports Photograph – Gabriel Christus

Third place: Best Feature Photograph – Gabriel Christus

Third place: Best Sports Story – Michael Hicks

Clear Creek Courant – Class 2

First place: Best Feature Photograph – Gabriel Christus

Second place: Best Deadline News Reporting – Ian Neligh

Second place: Best Humorous Column Writing – Ian Neligh

Second place: Best Story/Picture Combination – Ian Neligh and Gabriel Christus

Third place: Best Education Story – Ian Neligh

Third place: Best Story/Picture Combination – Ian Neligh

Third place: Best Photography Portfolio - Gabriel Christus