BERLIN, May 23 -- The Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) held its annual Excellence in Journalism awards banquet on Thursday.
This year’s contest attracted 842 entries in 38 different categories. The two biggest categories were feature story and feature photo with 50 and 45 entries, respectively. We’re sharing with you the results of the sportswriting categories and links to stories that we could find online.
Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance member Gerry deSimas, Jr., of the Collinsville Press was recognized with a pair of second place awards for sports news and sports photo.
Regional A First Place No. 1 Ansonia suffers heartbreaking loss; Waterbury Republican-American; Bill Shettle Second Place Goalie save; The Day; Sarah Gordon Third Place Reach for the win; Hartford Courant; Brad Horrigan
Regional B First Place Powder Puff takedown; Record-Journal; Dave Zajac Second Place Not as close as once thought; Stamford Advocate; H. John Voorhees III Third Place Catching some air during Snocross; Record-Journal; Justin Weekes