Sports Game Story, 2nd place: Dave Dyer, “Football: Messalonskee snaps 22-game losing streak with win over Edward Little”

Sports News Story, 1st place: Travis Lazarczyk, “Six Colby College female athletic coaches allege pay inequalities with male counterparts”

Sports Profile, 1st place: Drew Bonifant, “New Winslow High baseball coach Beth LaFountain breaking barriers”

Sports Columnist, 1st place: Travis Lazarczyk


Sports Page Design, 3rd place: Bill Stewart, “MS sports page design July 25, 2021”

Sports section front page on July 25, 2021.

Sports Section, 1st place: Bill Stewart and Sports Staff

Analysis, 3rd place: Kaitlyn Budion, “Broader testing for ‘forever chemicals’ to intensify.”

Arts-Lifestyle Feature, 2nd place: Greg Levinsky, “On their first Mother’s Day, central Mainers reflect on pandemic motherhood”

Religion/Spirituality Story, 2nd place: Amy Calder, Jessica Lowell and Greg Levinsky, “Central Maine faithful celebrating holy days in-person and virtually amid pandemic

Local Columnist, 3rd place: Amy Calder


Editorial Page, 3rd place: Ben Bragdon and Megan Bachelder

Editorial, 1st place: Ben Bragdon, “Our View: Some wisdom for an angry country: Don’t be ‘that guy’”

Spot News Photo, 3rd place: Michael G. Seamans, “Family displaced by home fire”

Scenic Photo, 1st place: Michael G. Seamans, “Canoe scenic”

People Photo, 2nd place: Rich Abrahamson, “Stanley Yocz beard”

Picture story, 3rd place: Michael G. Seamans, “Greaney family turkey farm”


Feature Photo, 3rd place: Michael G. Seamans, “Pool feature”

Sports Photo, 2nd place: Michael G. Seamans, “Crash derby sports photo”

Sports Photo, 3rd place: Michael G. Seamans, “Rodeo sports photo”

Best in Show: Michael G. Seamans, “Canoe scenic”


Best Young Reader Engagement Idea, 2nd place: Alicia Tuttle & Inside Sales, “Christmas Word Search”


Best Revenue Idea, 1st place: Advertising Staff, “GHM 120th Anniversary special section”

Supplement/Special Section: 1st place, Advertising Staff, “Summer Guide”




Sports Video, 3rd place: Joe Phelan, “Augusta Civic Center basketball floor”


Sports Columnist, 2nd place: Drew Bonifant

Sports Page Design, 2nd place: Bill Stewart, “Kennebec Journal Sports page design from March 6, 2022”

Sports Section, 3rd place: Bill Stewart and Sports Staff

Central Maine Sunday, page A1, June 6, 2021.

News Headline, 1st place: Universal Desk Staff, “Winging It”

Editorial, 1st place: Ben Bragdon, “Our View: Only response to drug crisis is to save as many lives as possible”

Opinion Columnist, 2nd place: Douglas Rooks, “Unvaccinated Mainers need help, not contempt”


Sports Headline, 1st place: Bill Stewart, “Mountain of a Man”

News photo, 3rd place: Joe Phelan, “Hallowell Pride parade news”


Local Ad, 2nd place: Dawn Tantum and David Pierce, “Enchanted Gables”

Best Young Reader Engagement Idea, 3rd place: Alicia Tuttle, “Thanksgiving Word Search”

Best New Revenue Idea, 2nd place: Advertising Staff, “Nonprofit Guide”


Supplement/Special Section, 3rd place: Advertising Staff, “Best of the Best Readers Choice Results special section”



General-Excellence Print-Daily, 3rd place: Morning Sentinel

General-Excellence Digital, 2nd place:

General-Excellence Advertising-Daily, 2nd place: Kennebec Journal

General-Excellence Advertising-Daily, 3rd place: Morning Sentinel

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