Times/Review the top chain in New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

Brette Rosen's moon photo won second place for Art Photo in the 2011 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

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:

First Place

Overall Design Excellence

Advertising Excellence

Coverage of Local Government

Best Small Space Ad

Second Place

Art Photo — Brette Rosen

Sports Feature Photo — Garrett Meade

Best Multi-Advertiser Pages

Third Place

Sports Coverage

Special Section

Best Column — Troy Gustavson

Sports Action Photo — Garrett Meade

Spot News Photo — Tim Kelly

Honorable Mention

Coverage of the Environment

Feature Photo — Katharine Schroeder

Best News or Feature Series — 20 Greatest Athletes

Best House Ad/Ad Campaign