Reporter wins 13 editorial awards

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

The Shelby County Reporter won several editorial awards in the 2013 Alabama Press Association contest.

The awards were announced May 15 by Dee Ann Campbell, chairman of the APA Better Newspaper Contest Committee.

The Kentucky Press Association judged the 2,668 entries, submitted by 70 newspapers across Alabama.

The Shelby County Reporter competes in Class C, against other large weekly newspapers.

The Reporter won the following awards:

— First place, Best Feature Story Coverage, for “Living with a lost mind” by Katie McDowell.

— First place, Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage, for “Cost of chasing a scholarship worth it?” by Wesley Hallman.

— First place, Best Sports Photo, for “Journey ends short of title” by Jon Goering.

— First place, Best Photo Essay, for “Season-ending sting” by Jon Goering.

— First place, Best Special Section, for “Shelby County Football” by staff.

— First place, Best Niche Publication, for “Shelby Living” by staff.

— Second place, Best Editorial, for “Saving lives comes before making money” by Amy Jones.

— Second place, Best Local Sports Column, for “Bulldogs sweep in playoff opener” by Wesley Hallman.

— Second place, Best Photo Essay, for “Bull riding band” by Jon Goering.

— Second place, Best Special Section, for “Profile 2012” by staff.

— Second place, Best Niche Publication, for “H Life” by staff.

— Third place, Best Sports Single Event Story, for “Chargers wrap up sixth title” by Wesley Hallman.

— Third place, Best Feature Photo, for “Off the chain” by Kreable Young.

Winners of the General Excellence award, the top prize, will be announced June 22 at the 2013 Alabama Press Association Convention in Destin, Fla. Other awards will be presented then as well.