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KENNEBEC JOURNAL, MORNING SENTINEL MPA AWARDS

Including advertising, circulation and news, we had 26 total awards for the MS and 18 for the KJ.





• General Excellence Website, CentralMaine.com

• News Photo, 3rd place, Joe Phelan, “Windsor voting”

• Scenic Photo, 2nd place, Joe Phelan, “Pollen-covered bee “

• Sports Photo, 3rd place, Joe Phelan, “Championship basketball “

• Graphic, 3rd place, Sharon Wood, “Clinton biogas graphic”

• Front Page Design, 3rd place, Sharon Wood, “A Deadly Shade of Green”

• Editorial Page, 2nd place, Ben Bragdon and Megan Bachelder, Editorial Page sections

• Sports Section, 2nd place, Bill Stewart and sports staff, KJ sports sections

• Online News Video, 1st place, Joe Phelan, “Mail boat video

• Continuing Story, 3rd place, Keith Edwards, “Kennebec County DA Maloney admonished for meeting w/judge in Bard trial

• Feature Headline, 3rd place, Ben Pinette, “Not Cutting It”

• Opinion Columnist, 3rd place, George Smith, Opinion columns by George Smith

• Sports News Story, 1st place, Drew Bonifant, “Wrestling: In Maine, maintaining weight becomes the goal

• Sports Profile, 1st place, Drew Bonifant, “Paul Vachon looks back on 34 years in Cony High School sports

• Sports Columnist, 2nd place, Drew Bonifant, Sports columns by Drew Bonifant

• Sports Page Design, 2nd place, Bill Stewart and KJ sports staff, KJ page from Sept. 6, 2019

• Local Ad, 3rd place, Sales, Betsy Weiss and Creative, Lindsey Leboeuf

• Best New Revenue Idea, 2nd place, Advertising and Creative staffs, “Getting Clarity on Cannabis”

• Self Promotion, 3rd place, Bridget Campbell, “Women’s Expo”

• News Photo, 2nd place, Rich Abrahamson, “Sousa memorial”

• Spot News Photo, 2nd place, Michael G. Seamans, “Wall of fire”

• People Photo, 1st place, Michael G. Seamans, “Firefighter portrait”

• Picture Story, 1st place, Michael G. Seamans, “Deadly Shade of Green Part 2: Power Struggle”

• Feature Photo, 2nd place, Michael G. Seamans, “Pandemic birthday visit”

• Sports Photo, 1st place, Michael G. Seamans, “Singing coach”

• Editorial Page, 3rd place, Ben Bragdon, MS editorial page designs

• News Story, 2nd place, Taylor Abbott, “Collateral damage: Farmington tenants piece lives back together after explosion

• Spot News Story, 2nd place, Amy Calder, “Missing Waterville woman’s boyfriend threatened to kill her, boss says

• Political Story, 2nd place, Amy Calder, “Waterville coronavirus panel illegally met in secret, made unlawful decisions

• Investigative Report, 3rd place, Meg Robbins, “State halts use of road sealant after crashes on Route 225 in Rome

• Outdoors Story, 2nd place, Amy Calder, “Waterville couple takes part in 120th annual Christmas Bird Count

• Environmental Story, 1st place, Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Morning Sentinel staff, “In an isolated Inuit community, concern is strong over water toxins from hydropower expansion

• Business Story, 2nd place, Taylor Abbott, “Bigelow Brewing expanding to downtown Skowhegan

• Education Story, 1st place, Taylor Abbott, “Skowhegan bathroom-gender issue had roots in concern over online bullying, threats

• Health Story, 3rd place, Meg Robbins, “Farmington doctor leads by example when it comes to LGBTQ care in rural Maine

• Sports Game Story, 3rd place, Travis Lazarczyk, “UMaine women win in OT to halt Stony Brook’s 22-game winning streak

• Sports News Story, 2nd place, Travis Lazarczyk, “Augusta printing company apologizes for state championship high school basketball program error

• Sports Columnist, 1st place, Travis Lazarczyk, Sports columns by Travis Lazarczyk

• Campaign for Series, 3rd place, Advertising Sales and Creative staffs, “Adopt a Pet”

• Supplemental/Special Section, 2nd place, Advertising Sales and Creative staffs, “Business Journal”

• Best Supplement Cover, 2nd place, Lindsey Leboeuf, “Farmington Fair”

• Best Young Reader Idea, 2nd place, Inside Sales and Dawn Tantum, designer, “Fire Prevention”

• Self Promotion, 1st place, Jake Law, Creative Services, “Local Offers”

• Best New Revenue Idea, 3rd place, Advertising and Creative Staff, “Home of the Week”

• Best Digital Ad Campaign, 2nd place, Sales, David Pierce and Creative, Jake Law, “Kennebec Eye Care”

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