Although I don’t produce the volumes of writing I did when I was a daily reporter, I am still quite pleased with the recognition of my writing from Nebraska Press Women. I entered 13 articles this year, about half what I used to enter. I received 10 awards. All first place awards go on to the National Federation of Press Women contest. I will know those results mid-June.
Here are my winning entries.
First place, news story, online publication, “COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic.”
First place, editing for print or online publication, “Plight of the Black-tailed prairie dog.”
First place, web and social media, personal website, “Writings of Irene North.”
First place, web and social media, personal blog, “COVID-19 ignored blue flags and refused to move over.”
Second place, photographer/writer, “In the home of the bison.”
Third place, specialty article, history, ”A journey along the Mormon Trail.”
Third place, specialty article, travel, “The View from Above: Balloonist finds peace and solitude.”
Honorable mention, personality profile, more than 500 words, “The Indelible Karyn Turner.”
Honorable mention, photography, general, “The only way to soar is to believe you can fly.”
Honorable mention, photo essay, “Pronghorn.”