CityBeat won a slew of local, statewide and national journalism and design awards recently, a testament to the diverse talent presented in the paper each week.
Sean Hughes was named Best Graphic Designer in Ohio for all newspapers under 100,000 circulation in the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) contest. It's the second time in the past three years he's taken the big prize.
In the same contest, Rick Pender won first place in Best Newsmaker Profile for "Recipe for Good Citizenship: Jean-Robert de Cavel" and Stephanie Dunlap took second place in the same category for "Swimming Against the Tide: David Pepper Has Spent His Life Defying Expectations."
In the national Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) awards program, Cameron Knight won third place for Photography in the over 50,000 circulation division for his photo essay "A Gentle Faith: Inside Cincinnati's Jain Community." It's the eighth consecutive year CityBeat has won an AAN award.
In the Cincinnati SPJ contest, CityBeat winners included Woodrow J. Hinton III's first place in Art Illustration for "Wanted Alive & Kickin'," Geoff Raker's first place in Photo Illustration for "Looking Back," Bill Peterson's second place in Sports Column for a selection of work, Steve Ramos' second place in Arts/Entertainment Criticism for a selection of reviews, Hughes' second place in Information Graphics for "Who's Endorsing Whom?" charts, Ryan Greis' second place in Art Illustration for "Best of Cincinnati" pigs, the staff's second place in Special Section for CityScapes, Gregory Flannery's honorable mention in Long News Feature for "Sins of the Father," Ramos' honorable mention in Personality Profile for "Rest of a Salesman" and Pender, Ramos and John Fox's honorable mention in Arts/Entertainment Feature for "State of the Arts 2005."
Finally, in the Cleveland Press Club's statewide contest, Hughes won several awards: first place in Single Page Design (Tabloids) for "Honoring Each Word," second place in Portrait Photography (Non-Daily) for "Sins of the Father" and second place in Infographics (Non-Daily) for "Who's Endorsing Whom?" charts. Other winners were Hinton's second place in Single Illustration (Non-Daily) for "Wanted Alive & Kickin'," Greis' second place in Multiple Illustrations/One Story for "Best of Cincinnati" pigs and Lucie Rice's honorable mention in Single Illustration (Non-Daily) for "Sundance Sucks." ©