Paper obtains 6 top 10 in the national competition | Sports

The Lewiston Tribune recently won six prizes in the 2021 Associated Press Sports Editors National Competition.

The Tribune won top 10 honors in the C Division Daily, Sunday and Special categories, the third highest ranking in newspaper circulation.

The newspaper was also honored with a writing award, as Dale Grummert earned a top 10 for his work commenting on the pace of Washington State football.

In addition, the Tribune earned top 10 honors for sports photography game coverage by August Frank and Zach Wilkinson.

“We’ve been fortunate to have won so many awards nationally,” said sportswriter Donn Walden. “It’s a tribute to all the hard working people in our team. I am truly honored and blessed to work with so many dedicated journalists despite all the obstacles we have gone through since the start of the pandemic. »

This year was the first year the organization announced an effort to reward digital work. APSE announced in December that the definitions of a Triple Crown and a Grand Slam for this year’s contest were changing and the Special Sections newspaper category was being scrapped.

To win a triple crown this year, the top 10 results were required in the daily or Sunday sections, in digital (website) and in the feature film category. To win a Grand Slam, a Triple Crown winner also had to place in the top 10 in the drafts.

In the past, a Grand Slam required top 10 in all four print/website categories (daily, Sunday, and special and digital sections), and a Triple Crown required top 10 in three of the four categories.

“Despite the new rules, we’ll call it a Triple Crown again and again in my book,” Walden said.

The Tribune has won APSE awards in the past, but according to research, it has been many years since the newspaper was honored with so many awards nationally.

The competition, which is judged annually by sportswriters and journalists from across the country, recognized work published in 2021. The newspaper will be honored at the annual summer conference, which will be held June 15-18 in Indianapolis.

“We readers – that is you and I – are so fortunate to have such dedicated and talented sports and photo staff,” said Tribune editor and publisher Nathan Alford. “They hustle as much, if not more, than the athletes they cover. And they deserve recognition. Frankly, we don’t say it enough… Well done, Donn and the staff.

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