Recent Daily Journal Awards

2012

Illinois Press Association

NEWSROOM

  • Second place – Photo series , "We do everything together" (father/daughter bond), Nicholas Holstein
  • Second place – Spot News Photo , "Criminal cornered in cornfield," Mike Voss
  • Third place – News reporting series, "Emington murders," staff
  • Honorable mention – Informational graphic, "5 principles of Tigerball," Evan Hill, Tim Ahrens
  • Honorable mention – Sports Feature, "Tigerball grows up quickly," Tim Ahrens

ADVERTISING

  • 1st Place - Best Spot Color Ad – Ride Outfitters – Paul Laue
  • 1st Place - Best Shared Page/Signature Page – It's My Logo – Paul Laue
  • 3rd Place - Best Shared Page/Signature Page – Remember Mom – Dave Dressler
  • 2nd Place - Best Ad Less Than a Full Page – Paul Laue
  • 1st Place - Best Ad Series – Girard Electric – Dave Dressler
  • 3rd Place - Best Ad Series – Westphal Jewelers – Loren Petrakis
  • 3rd Place - Best One-Time Special Section – Think Pink – Dave Dressler
  • 2nd Place - Best Holiday Ad – Westphal Jewelers–Loren Petrakis
  • 3rd Place - Best Ongoing Special Section – Loren Petrakis
  • 1st Place - Best Classified Ad
  • 1st Place - Best Classified Section
  • Honorable Mention - Best Annual Special Section - 2011 Progress II

Illinois Associated Press Editors Association

NEWSROOM

  • First place – Breaking news, "Emington murders," staff
  • First place – Informational graphic, "2 tales of corruption," Terry Yohnka, Evan Hill
  • First place – Picture story, "Fatherhood comes 1st," (father/daughter bond) Nicholas Holstein
  • Second place – Enterprise series, "Rural Life," staff
  • Third place – Spot news photo, "Criminal cornered in cornfield," Mike Voss
  • Third place – Sports breaking news, "Local teams struggle to put ball in basket," Steve Soucie
  • Third place – Picture story, "Hours mount for CPA," Nicholas Holstein

Northern Illinois Newspaper Association (NINA)

 

2011

Suburban Newspaper Association (SNA)

  • 3rd Place -- Best Ad Series -- Girard Electric
  • 3rd Place -- Best Classified Advertising Section -- Reflections
  • 2nd Place -- Best Single Black & White ROP Ad -- KVSO "A Night At The Oscars"
  • 2nd Place -- Best Single ROP Ad (Two or More Colors) -- French Toast
  • Honorable Mention -- Best Single ROP Ad (Two or More Colors) -- Tholen's Landscape and Garden Center
  • 1st Place -- Best Single Classified Ad (Two or More Colors) -- Toot Your Horn
  • 3rd Place -- Best Cover Design -- 2010 Puzzle Book

Illinois Press Association

NEWSROOM

  • 1st Place -- Government Beat Reporting -- Breaking ranks -- Le Provost
  • 1st Place -- Editorial Page - staff
  • 2nd Place -- Best Legal Media Coverage -- The Sunshine Laws: FOIA Forum - staff
  • 3rd Place -- Public's Right To Know The Sunshine Laws: FOIA Forum - staff
  • 3rd Place -- Informational Graphic -- Wrestling 101 - Evan Hill
  • 3rd Place -- Newspaper Design -- Best overall newspaper design - staff
  • 3rd Place -- Best Coverage of Taxation -- Variety of stories on taxation - staff
  • 3rd Place -- News Reporting (series) -- Education in Crisis - staff
  • 4th Place -- General Excellence - Best overall newspaper
  • 4th Place -- Enterprise Reporting -- Silent Sirens - staff
  • 4th Place -- Photo Series -- Home again - troop return - Scott Anderson, Mike Voss, Nicholas Holstein
  • 4th Place -- Informational Graphic -- Help pick the new Bourbonnais - Evan Hill
  • 4th Place -- Business/Economic Reporting -- One-sided market - Lee Provost

ADVERTISING

  • 1st Place -- IPA 2010 Advertising Contest
  • 1st Place -- Garage Sale Mapping, Amy Fields & Marcia Hellmuth
  • 1st Place -- Run With Staley, Dawn Breeden & Amy Fields
  • 1st Place -- Best Ad Series (Girard Electric), Dave Dressler & Monte Parsons
  • 2nd Place -- Grocery Grab, Dawn Breeden
  • 2nd Place -- The Daily Journal School Donation Subscription Promotion, Dawn Breeden, Amy Fields, Craig Campbell, & Chad Campbell
  • 2nd Place -- Best Shared/Signature Page, Let's Eat Out, Dawn Breeden & Denise Renckens-Olszewski
  • 2nd Place -- Best On-going Special Section (Parenting), Kim Carpenter, Mary Ellen Smith, Newsroom Staff & Advertising Sales Staff
  • 3rd Place -- Best Classified Promotion (6ClicksToSell.com), Amy Fields & Marcia Hellmuth
  • 3rd Place -- Best House Ad, Dawn Breeden & Cindy Bradley
  • Honorable Mention -- Best Static Online Ad, Dawn Breeden
  • Honorable Mention -- Best Marketing Campaign/Jobfinder, Dawn Breeden & Amy Fields
  • Honorable Mention -- Best Holiday Ad, Sonia Marrs & Cherie Smolkovich

Illinois Associated Press

NEWSROOM

  • 1st Place -- Enterprise Story, Staff, "Education in Crisis"
  • 1st Place -- Entertainment, Susy Schultz, "A Christmas Carol"
  • 1st Place -- Investigative Reporting, Lee Provost and Jon Krenek, "Burger King Murders Investigation."
  • 1st Place -- Web Site
  • 2nd Place -- Sports Breaking News, Rob Liard, "2nd to No One"
  • 3rd Place -- Public Service, Dimitrios Kalantzis & Jon Krenek, "Silent Sirens"

Northern Illinois Newspaper Association (NINA)

NEWSROOM

  • 1st Place - Online Photo Gallery, Slideshow - Kankakee Fire Lt. Frank Fouts - Staff
  • 1st Place - Editorial - Time to hang him, Judge's comments: - staff
  • 2nd Place - Personality Profile, Funeral for a friend - Dennis Yohnka
  • 2nd Place - Online Photo Gallery, Slideshow - 2010 Summer Little League - staff
  • 2nd Place - Technology, Medical Story - Bourbonnais man isn't afraid to talk about cancer - Dennis Yohnka
  • 3rd Place - Business, Financial, Consumer Story - Seed Expansion - Robert Themer
  • 3rd Place - Editorial Pages - staff
  • 3rd Place - Feature Section - staff
  • 3rd Place - In-Depth News Story - Burger King Murders - Lee Provost, Jon Krenek and Susy Schultz
  • 3rd Place - Religion Story - Chrisian gift s hop more ministry than business - Dennis Yohnka
  • 3rd Place - Spot News - Rescue Team Saves Farmer - Kristen Zambo
  • 3rd Place - Sepecial Section - Football Preview - Sports staff
  • 3rd Place - Sports Columnist - Tim Ahrens

2010

USA Today

  • ACE award - The ACE (Achieving Constant Enhancement) award is presented to those sites that showed improvement in both PEP and Quality compared to the previous year.
  • STAR/BEST of the Best award - The STAR/Best of the Best award is presnted to those sites that consistently earn high Quality and PEP scores.

Illinois Press Association

NEWSROOM

  • 1st Place - Enterprise Reporting - Fatal Inexperience Series - Jon Krenek, Leila Noelliste and Hayley Graham
  • 1st Place - Front Page Design -- Fatal Inexperience Series - Kim Caprenter
  • 2nd Place – General Excellence
  • 3rd Place - Entertainment Writing - Dennis Yohnka
  • 3rd Place - Informational Graphic - Look at the Anatamy of a Tomato - Kim Carpenter
  • 3rd Place - Newspaper's Suit & Settlement agains the Kankakee School District 111 to release the settlement package for former Superintendent Brian Ali. - Staff

2009

Suburban Newspaper Association (SNA)

NEWSROOM

  • 1st Place - Newspaper Design - Kim Carpenter, Evan Hill, and Amy Fields
  • 1st Place - Editorial Page - Phil Angelo
  • 1st Place - Life Section - Rachael Reynolds-Soucie and Mary Ellen Smith
  • 1st Place -- Best Promotion to Build Circulation and/or Readership -- 90-Second Grocery Grab
  • 2nd Place -- Best Public Service/Community Event Promotion -- Chicago Bears Training Camp
  • 3rd Place -- Newspaper of the Year
  • 3rd Place -- Best Promotion to Build Circulation and/or Readership -- Enjoy Weekends Again
  • 3rd Place -- Personality Photo - Michelle Gannon
  • Honorable Mention -- Best Public Service/Community Event Promotion --   Gamers Gala

ADVERTISING

  • 1st Place - Best Holiday Ad - Tholen's Ad - Dave Dressler
  • 1st Place - Best Marketing Campaign - Gamer's Gala - Dawn Breeden, Cherie Smolkovich, and Amy Fields
  • 2nd Place - Best One-time Special Section - Christmas Coloring Book, collaborative effort by newsroom, advertising, and marketing
  • 3rd Place - Best Ad Series - The Spot series, created by Eli Hansen
  • Honorable Mention - Best Holiday Ad - NIE Holiday Card Contest, created by Dawn Breeden
  • Honorable Mention - Best One-time Special Section - 100th Anniversary of the Nazarene Church, created by Kim Carpenter

Illinois Associated Press Editors Association (IAPEA)

  • 3rd Place -- Portrait, Michelle Gannon, Bailee Schingel photo
  • 3rd Place -- Spot News, Mike Voss, FBI Raid
  • 2nd Place -- Dennis Yonka, Sports feature category for "A valuable experience"

Northern Illinois Newspaper Association (NINA)

  • Honerable Mention -- Nicholas Holstein - Sports Photo - Track Runner
  • Honerable Mention -- Nicholas Holstein - Feature Photo - Corn Bowl
  • Honerable Mention -- Mike Voss - Spot Photo - FBY Foray

2008

Illinois Associated Press Association

  • 1st Place – John Stewart - Reviews (June 22 review of the Darwin Exhibit at The Field Museum)
  • 2nd Place – Nicholas Holstein - Spot News Photo - The ripple effect
  • 3rd Place - Steve York - Editorial Cartoon (collection of 10 cartoons)
  • 3rd Place - Jon Krenek - Best Promotion of Public's Right to Know ("Not Satisfied" stories)
  • 4th Place - Web Team - Best Web Site

Illinois Associated Press Editors Association

  • 1st Place – News Reporting – Jon Krenek, "Saving the Yearbook"
  • 3rd Place – Picture Story – Nicholas Holstein, For the photo "Slava Finds a Home"

Suburban Newspaper Association (SNA)

  • 3rd Place – General Excellence – Dailies, Under 30,000 Circulation

 

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