Winning statewide journo awards
thanks, Illinois Woman's Press Association, not to mention Chicago Journal
06/05/2012 12:46 PM
I am proud to announce that I won three journalism awards from the Illinois Woman's Press Association over the weekend--all for columns written for the Chicago Journal: two first place and one third place.
One First Place award was in the General Column category, for the following pieces: "Businesses keep coming back," and "South Loop muggings were the latest crime wave."
The other First Place win was in the Humorous Column category and was for "Field Museum's thrones crowned" and "Rebranding the South Loop."
All four of these columns are automatically put into competition for the National Federation of Press Women's nationwide contest among first place winners from each of the United States chapters, of which IWPA is one. The winners in that contest will be announced later in 2012.
I was also awarded a third place award in the Personal Opinion category for "Daley leaving the South Loop, but legacy remains" and "Gambling against the South Loop."
Thanks, of course, to IWPA for recognizing my work--but even more importantly, thanks to the Chicago Journal for giving me the space to tell my stories for the past 11 years!