No weekly newspaper chain in the state earned more contest points than Times/Review Newsgroup in the 2011 New York State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, we learned this weekend.
This marks the second consecutive year Times/Review was New York’s top chain.
And no newspaper took home more editorial awards than the Riverhead-News Review, which earned 30 in the contest. Only the Sag Harbor Express, which claimed 12 first place awards, earned more total points in the contest than the News-Review.
Long Island newspaper chains dominated the competition, with four of the top five chains coming from Suffolk or Nassau counties.
The following is the complete list of 2011 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards handed out to The Suffolk Times this weekend:
Overall Design Excellence
Coverage of Local Government
Best Small Space Ad
Art Photo — Brette Rosen
Sports Feature Photo — Garrett Meade
Best Multi-Advertiser Pages
Best Column — Troy Gustavson
Sports Action Photo — Garrett Meade
Spot News Photo — Tim Kelly
Coverage of the Environment
Feature Photo — Katharine Schroeder
Best News or Feature Series — 20 Greatest Athletes
Best House Ad/Ad Campaign