Prescott Valley Tribune
|Editor Heidi Dahms Foster, left, and reporters/photographers Sue Tone and Cheryl Hartz earned numerous writing and photography awards in Western News&Info’s annual editorial contest.|
Sweeping the Best Blog category in the Western News&Info, Inc., annual editorial contest, Tribune reporters took first and second, and Heidi Dahms Foster, editor for weekly publications, took third.
Prescott Valley Tribune reporter/photographer Cheryl Hartz earned six other awards besides first place in Best Blog, for Heads Up Hiker, about the best hikes in the county, safety, plus plants, trees and wildlife. She won a first in Sports Writing, second places in Sports Photography and Feature Photography, and third places in Enterprise Writing, Excellence in Writing, and Best Video.
Nine non-daily papers within the WNI company competed in 12 categories. The contest also included daily newspapers in a separate division.
Reporter/Photographer Sue Tone received second place in Best Blog for Tone's Book Zone, for readers and book lovers, and third place for Headline Writing.
Foster's blog, Quad-City Creatures, about pets and pet activities in the quad-city area, earned third place. She also received third places for Feature Photography and Column and Opinion Writing.
The Prescott Valley Tribune also won first place for Reporting and Newswriting Excellence at the Arizona Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Contest this year, along with a third for Departmental News/Copyediting Excellence, and an individual third for Foster for Best Feature Column.
The Tribune's sister publication, the Chino Valley Review, earned a third place for Best Use of Photography.