BC-MI--MAPEA Awards,ADVISORY, MI

Here are the winners in the 2011 Michigan AP Editorial Association newswriting, graphics and news photo contest. The awards will be presented at the annual MAPEA awards banquet on May 19 at the Lexington Lansing Hotel.

MAPEA 2011 contest winners

DIVISION I: Newspapers with a daily circulation of up to 15,000

Sustained Coverage of A Single News Event: 1, The (Greenville) Daily News, "Small Businesses are Major Assets," Kelli Ameling, Ryan Jeltema, Cory Smith and Elisabeth Waldon; 2, Huron Daily Tribune, "Newborn Found Dead in Attic," Stacy Langley-Hagen and Kate Hessling; 3, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Pot Dispensary Raid," Lisa Roose-Church, Christopher Behnan, Jim Totten and Jason Carmel Davis.

Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event: 1, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Queen of the Field," Tim Robinson and Frank Konkel; 2, Ludington Daily News, "In 1920, David Claire Had His Shot with Tigers," Lloyd Wallace; 3, Petoskey News-Review, "100th Michigan Amateur," Andy Sneddon and Steve Foley.

Breaking News: 1, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Plane Hits Home, Killing Two Men," Christopher Behnan; 2, The (Adrian) Daily Telegram, "Walker Sentenced," Dennis Pelham; 3, The (Owosso) Argus-Press, "Prisoner's Escape Attempt Causes I-69 Crash," Curtis Wildfong.

Features: 1, Ludington Daily News, "One Month Left," Kevin Braciszeski; 2, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Exit the Dragon," Christopher Nagy; 3, Petoskey News-Review, "A Garden Grows," Sheri McWhirter.

Enterprise Reporting: 1, Ludington Daily News, "9/11 We Remember;" 2, Huron Daily Tribune, "Traffic Fines and Fees: Where Does Your Money Go?" Traci Weisenbach and Kate Hessling; 3, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Lives Changed and Lives Remembered on 10th Anniversary of Attacks," Lisa Roose-Church, Jason Carmel Davis, Christopher Behnan and Jim Totten.

Investigative Reporting: 1, Petoskey News-Review, "Court Filings Point to Code of Conduct Policy Being Drafted," Sheri McWhirter; 2, Huron Daily Tribune, "Damrow Released Early," Stacy Langley-Hagen and Kate Hessling; 3, The (Marquette) Mining Journal, "Poverty," Renee Prusi.

Sports: 1, Grand Haven Tribune, "GH Girls Win for 'Psycho' Dave," Matt DeYoung; 2, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Glads 1-2 at 215 Pounds," Mark Csapo.; 3, Escanaba Daily Press, "On and On and On and On: It is Eight Overtimes for Gladstone & Westwood," Dennis Grall.

News Column: 1, Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, "Pot Dispensaries Weren't What Voters Wanted," Rick Mills; 2, The (Greenville) Daily News, , "Imagine This" Maureen Burns; 3, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus , "Visions of Dad Span Generations," Rich Perlberg.

Public Service: 1, The (Marquette) Mining Journal, "Organ Donation," Renee Prusi; 2, Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, "12 Days of Cookies," Lisa Yanick Jonaitis and Mindy Norton; 3, The (Marquette) Mining Journal, "Healthy Weight Journal," Johanna Boyle.

Editorial: 1, The (Greenville) Daily News, "Snow Cones: What Will They Think of Next?" Ryan Jeltema; 2, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Questions Linger Months After Dispensary Raid," Mike Malott; 3, Ludington Daily News, "Is Heat in January a Luxury in Michigan?" Steve Begnoche.

Sports Enterprise: 1, Petoskey News-Review, "Remarkable Vision," Andy Sneddon; 2, Ironwood Daily Globe, "How Fontecchio Became a World Series Umpire," Jason Juno; 3, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus , "Queen of the Field," Tim Robinson.

Sports Column: 1, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus , "Critical Parents Cross Line," Tim Robinson; 2, Petoskey News-Review, "Great Eight," Andy Sneddon; 3, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus , "Doing the Right Thing is its Own Reward," Brian Beaupied.

Digital Presence: 1, Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, "TheMorningSun.com," Mark Ranzenberger and Staff; 2, The (Iron Mountain) Daily News, "CU.ironmountaindailynews.com," Theresa Peterson; 3, The (Greenville) Daily News, "(at)elisabethwaldon," Elizabeth Waldon.

Informational Graphics or Illustrations: 1, Petoskey News-Review, "Don't Forget to Look Up," Renee Tanner; 2, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Livingston County Light Tour," Shari Wice; 3, Petoskey News-Review, "Bear River Map," Renee Tanner.

News Pictures: 1, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Standoff Ends," Alan Ward; 2, Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, "Car vs. Bus," Lisa Yanick-Jonaitis; 3, Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, "Adoption Day," Lisa Yanick-Jonaitis.

Feature Pictures: 1, Ludington Daily News, "Gull Chasing," Jeff Kiessel; 2, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus , "Paintball Pain," Alan Ward; 3, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus , "Hot Comedy," Alan Ward.

Sports Pictures: 1, The (Marquette) Mining Journal, "Little League Jump," Danielle Pemble; 2, The (Marquette) Mining Journal, "Olympic Boxer," Danielle Pemble; 3, Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, "Brawl for the Ball," Gillis Benedict.

Picture Stories: 1, Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, "Parker's Battle," Lisa Yanick-Jonaitis; 2, Ludington Daily News, "Missing," Jeff Kiessel; 3, The (Marquette) Mining Journal, "Obama Visits Marquette," Danielle Pemble.

Photo Sweepstakes: Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, "Parker's Battle," Lisa Yanick-Jonaitis.

News Sweepstakes: The (Marquette) Mining Journal, "Organ Donation," Renee Prusi.

DIVISION II: Newspapers with a daily circulation of 15,001 to 50,000

Sustained Coverage Single News Event: 1, Port Huron Times Herald, "Skinner Trials," Liz Shepard; 2, The Holland Sentinel, "Sudden Death of High School Athlete Wes Leonard;" AnnArbor.com, "Serial Rapist," Heidi Fenton, Lee Higgins, Kellie Woodhouse and Kyle Feldscher.

Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event: 1, Port Huron Times Herald, "Champions at Last," Jim Whymer, Paul Costanzo and Joseph Hayes; 2, The Bay City Times, "From Bill Tithof to Aaron Tithof, Bay City Western is Poised to End a Generation-Long District Title Drought," Lee Thompson, Cory Butzin and Brandon Howell; 3, AnnArbor.com, "Changing Coaches," Pete Bigelow, Jim Knight, Jeff Arnold and Michael Rothstein.

Breaking News: 1, AnnArbor.com, "Borders," Nathan Bomey, Paula Gardner, Bob Needham and Lizzy Alfs; 2, AnnArbor.com, "EMU Police Chief Greg O'Dell," Kyle Feldscher and Paula Gardner; 3, The Holland Sentinel, "Shocking Death: Fennville Star Basketball Player Collapses," Jon Schultz and Dennis R.J. Geppert.

Features: 1, The Saginaw News, "Queen of the Cage," Kathryn Lynch-Morin; 2, Battle Creek Enquirer, "Message in a Bottle," Sarah Lambert; 3, Traverse City Record-Eagle, "A Nun's Life," Vanessa McCray.

Enterprise Reporting: 1, Traverse City Record-Eagle, "Hidden Pregnancies, Shattered Lives," Vanessa McCray; 2, Port Huron Times Herald, "Pipes Gush with Rate Hikes," Crystal Garcia; 3, Port Huron Times Herald, "Collision at the Corner of Krafft & Mayhem," Bob Gross.

Investigative Reporting: 1, AnnArbor.com, "Ann Arbor Fire Department Struggles to Meet Response Time Standards as City Council Considers Cuts," Ryan J. Stanton; 2, The Muskegon Chronicle, "Cycle of Fear," Lynn Moore and Heather Lynn Peters; 3, Battle Creek Enquirer, "Simmons Fired by State," Barrett Newkirk.

Sports: 1, The Muskegon Chronicle, "Mona Shores Defends McNiff Title," Tom Kendra; 2, Traverse City Record-Eagle, "Crushing Loss for Beach Bums," James Cook; 3, The Saginaw News, "Saginaw Sting Earn Berth in Ultimate Bowl with 48-47 Upset Win Over Northern Kentucky," Kyle Austin.

News Column: 1, AnnArbor.com, "Top 5: Numbers that Ann Arbor School Leaders Needed to Consider Before Giving Raises to Administrators," Paula Gardner; 2, Traverse City Record-Eagle, "Everywhere I Look, That's Where Mom Is," Marta Hepler Drahos; 3, Traverse City Record-Eagle, "Saying Sayonara to the Minivan," Garret Leiva.

Public Service: 1, Battle Creek Enquirer, "Whole Child, Whole Community," Justin Hinkley; 2, AnnArbor.com, "Ann Arbor-Area Nursing Home Where Maggots Infested Patient Also Had More-Serious Violations," Cindy Heflin; 3, The Muskegon Chronicle, "Future is Muddy for Zephyr Soil, Groundwater Cleanup at Township's Degradation Station," John S. Hausman and Lynn Moore.

Editorial: 1, The Holland Sentinel, "Politicians Find Another Way," Jim Timmerman; 2, AnnArbor.com, "C'mon, Washtenaw County Commissioners. It's Not Your Money. Give it Back. Now." Tony Dearing; 3, The Saginaw News, "Methadone Clinic a Welcome Addition to Saginaw County Community," Clark Hughes.

Sports Enterprise: 1, The Saginaw News, "Memorable Knight," Hugh Bernreuter; 2, Port Huron Times Herald, "Welcome to Macomb County - Again," Paul Costanzo; 3, Battle Creek Enquirer, "Fielding error: Field Problems at Bailey Park Hamper Bombers, City Events," Nick Buckley.

Sports Column: 1, Battle Creek Enquirer, "Family Ties help Bring Success to Union City," Bill Broderick; 2, Traverse City Record-Eagle, "Buckley Honors Fallen Student at Track Meet," Dennis Chase; 3, Port Huron Times Herald, "Carp Problem Shows Lacey Act Ineffective," Michael Eckert.

Digital Presence: 1, Port Huron Times Herald, "Skinner Trials Twitter Feed," Liz Shepard; 2, The Holland Sentinel, "Stephen Kloosterman," Stephen Kloosterman.

Informational Graphics or Illustrations: 1, The Bay City Times, "Exchange Student Graphic," Dan Jacalone; 2, The Holland Sentinel, "Sinking Feeling," Sarah Leach; 3, The Holland Sentinel, "Plugged In," Sarah Leach.

News Pictures: 1, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Dog Attack Victim," Nick Dentamaro; 2, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Distraught Mom," Nick Dentamaro; 3, Midland Daily News, "Evening Fire," Thomas Simonetti.

Feature Pictures: 1, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Shooting Hoops," Libby March; 2, Midland Daily News, "Dog Days," Neil Blake; 3, Midland Daily News, "Boots," Thomas Simonetti.

Sports Pictures: 1, Traverse City Record-Eagle, "Finally Finished," Jan-Michael Stump; 2, The Muskegon Chronicle, "Rebound," Kendra Stanley-Mills; 3, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Flying High," Nick Dentamaro.

Picture Stories: 1, Midland Daily News, "Things She Carries," Thomas Simonetti; 2, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Tax Foreclosure," Katie Rausch; 3, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Christie," Libby March.

Photo Sweepstakes: Midland Daily News, "Things She Carries," Thomas Simonetti.

News Sweepstakes: Port Huron Times Herald, "Skinner Trials," Liz Shepard.

DIVISION III: Newspapers with a daily circulation over 50,000

Sustained Coverage of a Single News Event: 1, The Grand Rapids Press, "A Day of Horror: Seven People Slain in Two Grand Rapids Homes;" 2, The Detroit News, "DPS Finances," Jennifer Chambers; 3, Lansing State Journal, "Gasoline Leak Near Stockbridge," Scott Davis, Laura Misjak, Louise Knott Ahern and Lindsay VanHulle.

Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event: 1, The Grand Rapids Press, "Court Triumph Turns to Tragedy: Fennville Basketball Star Collapses, Dies After Scoring Game-winning Shot;" 2, The Flint Journal, "Crim Race; 3, Detroit Free Press, "The Audacity of Hoke."

Breaking News: 1, Detroit Free Press, "Jack Kevorkian Dies," Joe Swickard, Patricia Anstett, Ron Dzwonkowski and Staff; 2, The Grand Rapids Press, "A Day of Horror: Seven People Slain in Two Grand Rapids Homes;" 3, The Grand Rapids Press, "Officer Mourned: After Robbery, Deadly Chase and Shootout, Reason Sought."

Features: 1, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's Homeless Students," Jeff Seidel and Kimberly P. Mitchell;

2, The Grand Rapids Press, "Obituary of a Home: One Vacancy Among Thousands, it Has a Story to Tell," Cami Reister; 3, Lansing State Journal, "Leading by Example," Kathleen Lavey.

Enterprise Reporting: 1, The Grand Rapids Press, "No One Here Gets Out Alive: Michigan's Juvenile Lifers;" 2, The Detroit News, "Wayne County Scandal," Joel Kurth, Christine MacDonald, Mike Wilkinson and Steve Pardo; 3, Detroit Free Press, "Yatooma: The Complex World of a Controversial Lawyer," M.L. Elrick, Joe Swickard and Jim Schaefer.

Investigative Reporting: 1, Detroit Free Press, "Inside Fannie Mae," Jennifer Dixon; 2, The Detroit News, "Land Sale Abuses in Detroit," Christine MacDonald and Mike Wilkinson; 3, The Grand Rapids Press, "Law & Disorder: Concealed Pistol Law Turns 10."

Sports: 1, Detroit Free Press, "Miguel Cabrera Arrested for DUI in Florida;" 2, Lansing State Journal, "Dream Denied: Wisconsin Steals MSU's Shot at Rose Bowl;" 3, Detroit Free Press, "By a Whisker: Tigers Hold off Yankee Comeback to Even Series," John Lowe, Shawn Windsor, Michael Rosenberg and Anthony Fenech.

News Column: 1, Detroit Free Press, "Contending With Kevorkian," Brian Dickerson; 2, Lansing State Journal, "Mom was Ready for Her Next Grand Adventure," John Schneider; 3, The Detroit News, "Gov, Tear Down These Schools," Nolan Finley.

Public Service: 1, Detroit Free Press, "Reading Works;" 2, Detroit Free Press, "The Truth About Asian Carp," Tina Lam and Brian Kaufman; 3, The Grand Rapids Press, "Changing Our Minds: Seeking a Saner Approach."

Editorial: 1, Lansing State Journal, "Lansing, It's Time to Remove Carol Wood;" 2, The Grand Rapids Press, "Better Defense for the Poor;" 3, Lansing State Journal, "Department's Push for Unity Goes Too Far."

Sports Enterprise: 1, Lansing State Journal, "Playing by the Rules," Joe Rexrode; 2, Detroit Free Press, "Hoke Always Has Gone Full Speed," Michael Rosenberg; 3, Detroit Free Press, "Verlander," Jo-Ann Barnas.

Sports Column: 1, Detroit Free Press, "Yo, Athletes: Twitter Truly Can b Bad 4 u!" Mitch Albom; 2, Detroit Free Press, "NFL Shouldn't Let Them Off the Hook," Drew Sharp; 3, Detroit Free Press, "Kickstopped," Michael Rosenberg.

Digital Presence: 1, The Flint Journal, "Come Heller High Water," Andrew Heller; 2, The Grand Rapids Press, "Head of the Class: Grand Rapids Education and Schools News," Dave Murray; 3, The Detroit News, "Angelique Chengelis Twitter Account," Angelique Chengelis.

Informational Graphics or Illustrations: 1, Detroit Free Press, "Living With Murder," Kofi Myler, Suzette Hackney, Kristi Tanner and Eric Millikin; 2, The Grand Rapids Press, "Art Prize at a Glance," Ed Riojas.

News Pictures: 1, Lansing State Journal, "Drunk Driving Deaths," Rod Sanford; 2, The Detroit News, "Burried Alive," David Coates; 3, Lansing State Journal, "Street Shooting," Rod Sanford.

Feature Pictures: 1, The Detroit News, "Danger," Daniel Mears; 2, Lansing State Journal, "Waiting for Daddy," Rod Sanford; 3, The Grand Rapids Press, "Exploration," Emily Zoladz.

Sports Pictures: 1, The Grand Rapids Press, "Foul Ball," Cory Morse; 2, The Detroit News, Peekaboo," Dale G. Young; 3, Detroit Free Press, "Tough Loss," Kirthmon F. Dozier.

Picture Stories: 1, Detroit Free Press, "No Place to Call Home," Kimberly P. Mitchell; 2, The Grand Rapids Press, "Golden Era of Grand Rapids Construction," Cory Morse; 3, The Grand Rapids Press, "Justice for Lativia," Cory Morse.

Photo Sweepstakes: The Detroit News, "Danger," Daniel Mears.

News Sweepstakes: The Grand Rapids Press, "No One Here Gets Out Alive: Michigan's Juvenile Lifers."

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