Herald-Sun wins 14 ad, news press contest awards

Feb. 27, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

The Herald-Sun won 14 N.C. Press Association awards Thursday night.

Photographer Bernard Thomas won first place in the general news photography category for his photo that accompanied an article, “Officer shoots, kills armed man,” about an armed man involved in a standoff with police in downtown Durham.
Columnist and reporter Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan won first-place for criticism for her review of “Jersey Boys” at the Durham Performing Arts Center, her book review of “Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey” by Peter Carlson, and her review of Blind Boys of Alabama’s album.
Cliff Bellamy, who writes about books, entertainment and music, took third place in the criticism category.
Christine T. Nguyen, John McCann and Mark Donovan received second place for a multimedia project for their Sept. 26 “GameDay” project online. “GameDay” tackled local high school football, with McCann and Donovan prognosticating on the games each week and Nguyen shooting and producing the pieces.
Sports reporter Steve Wiseman took third place in sports feature writing for his piece titled “Dawkins takes season away to finally heal.”
“I’m intensely proud of my colleagues for these awards – and for the work they do day in and day out,” Bob Ashley, editor of The Herald-Sun, said. “Our greatest affirmation comes from our readers, but seeing our work honored by our journalistic peers is rewarding.”
Among the advertising staff, Joy Miller won first place in the best color apparel - jewelry and accessories category for Bano - Thank You Ad. In the same category, Craig Chappell received second place for the Don Caster Outlet - New Spring Arrivals. Miller also took third place for Merle Norman - Love Pops.
Jennifer Flye won first place in the best restaurant/entertainment ad category for Blend Cafe - Free Yogurt
Miller took second place in the best color home furnishings/appliances ad for Riverview Galleries.
Flye placed second for best real estate ad for M Squared & HOCOA.
Tom Tuttle won third place for best use of humor for NC Carz – Minivan.
Craig Chappell took home third place for best use of color for Don Caster Outlet - Great Style Ad.
Jeanie Dredge placed second for best color retail ad for Carolina Air Conditioning – Anniversary.
The annual awards, for which newspapers across the state compete by circulation size, are judged by journalists in other states.