Jamestown Sun Wins 39 Awards in Annual Newspaper Contest – Jamestown Sun

The Jamestown Sun has won 39 news and advertising awards in its annual North Dakota Best Newspaper Contest for 2022. The award was presented on May 12 at the North Dakota Newspaper Association Convention in Devil’s Lake.

This competition recognizes excellence in various aspects of newspaper journalism in 2022.

The Sun participates in the multi-day small newspaper category. The other five papers in this category are Devils Lake Journal, Dickinson Press, Valley City Times-Record, Wahpeton Daily News and Williston Herald.

The Jamestown Sun won third place in the General Excellence category, which measures all aspects of newspapers. The Sun won second place for Best Website and Special News in its annual Progress Edition of “Jamestown Has It,” which features small businesses in Jamestown. The Jamestown Sun also won him third place in the Overall Design Excellence Award.

Other News/Photo Awards

Editor Cathy Steiner, reporter Masaki Ova, and photographer John M. Steiner win Best News Online Reporting for their story about the August confrontation that led to the arrest of a man in Jamestown. Awarded.

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Cathy Steiner

John M. Steiner / Jamestown Sun

Kathy Steiner has won seven other awards.

First place:

  • Editorial, “Small business is key to Jamestown.”

Second place:

Third place:

honorable mention

Masaki Ova

Masaki Ova

John M. Steiner / Jamestown Sun

Masaki Ova won two more awards.

1st place: sports news, articles about

Jamestown public schools go into lockdown

After False Reporting of Active Shooter

Second place:

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John M. Steiner

Kathy Steiner / Jamestown Sun

John M. Steiner won seven more awards.

First place:

  • Spot News, photos of men detained in August confrontation in Jamestown

Second place:

  • Kylie Gresick news photo, Who Saved a Young Girl from Drowning in Jamestown Reservoir
  • Sports photo, three Valley City State baseball players responding to calls from officials during a VCSU/Jamestown University game
  • Kamishibai, a picture of clouds taken in an airplane
  • Portrait photography, photo of Gloria Jones entering many home and hobby categories during the Stutzman County Fair
  • For outdoor recreation photography, young girl (child) in dress running on summer track program

Third place:

  • For agricultural photography, harvest photography
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Katie Ringer

John M. Steiner / Jamestown Sun

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maxwell o’neal

Masaki Ova / Jamestown Sun

other press awards, Also included are awards given to Forum Communications employees who contributed to the production of the newspaper.

Sports Pages: First, Alex Karmeyer, Paula Pandey Chhetri and Becca Larson from various sports pages. The Jamestown Sun sports reporters are Katie Ringer and Maxwell O’Neill.

Standing News Front Page: Second, Becca Larson Goes to Sun’s Business Page Featuring Buffalo City Popcorn

Cover Designs: The Third, Paula Pandey Chhetri, Erin Cromett, Cindy Gilster, Various Jamestown Sun Covers

advertising awards

The following staff members received advertising awards: The list of winners includes the names of Forum Communications employees who helped create the ad.

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Gavin Coots

Masaki Ova / Jamestown Sun

Gavin Kutz, Multimedia Specialist, 10-Time Award Winner

1st place: Vehicle advertisement (Molly Burlingame), RM Stoudt Inc.

2nd Place: Vehicle Advertising (Rebekah Ness), RM Stoudt Inc.Financial Advertising (Sara Leitheiser), Unison Bank

3rd Place: Entertainment Liquor Advertisement (Jen Phillips), Johnny B’s Brickhouse

Honorable Mention: Food Ads (Alex Dietz), Johnny B’s Brickhouse. Apparel Ads (Russell Zinke), Gun & Reel Sports. Outdoor/Sports Ads (Rebekah Ness), Gun & Reel Sports. Small Space Ad (Tammy Doyle), Quality Inn. Political Advertising (Russell Zinke), District 29 Republican.Community Promotion, (Tammy Doyle), Stutzman County Fairness Commission

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chelsea sturrock

Masaki Ova / Jamestown Sun

Chelsey Staloch, Advertising Assistant, 3 Awards:

1st Place: Use of Color (Tammy Doyle), All Vets Club

3rd place: single ad (Rachel Poser), Freds Den.Advertising Feature Corner (Becca Clemens), Graduation Feature Corner

Rob Keller

Rob Keller

John M. Steiner / Jamestown Sun

Robert Keller, Publisher/Advertising Director, Two Awards:

3rd Place: Small Space Ad (Rebecca Ness), Dr. Dawn’s Pet Stop

Honorable Mention: Use of Color (Jen Phillips), Bi-Jamestown Buffalo Mall

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