KRISTIN COKER IS A WINNER! And not just here. Her work has been recognized by the South Carolina Press Assn. and others. Deservedly so!
This year was a great year for our newspaper. We had an overall of 30 award winners in our division. I had seven of those awards.
| First and third place for Page Design, with the third place going to “We Will Not Forget,” the July 4, 2009, commemorative poster recognizing those locally who have died in the war on terrorism.
| First place for Sports Page Design, which featured the S.C. State Bulldogs.
| Second place for Feature Page Design. One of three pages featured an Appalachian Trail Trip.
| Second place for Informational Graphics Portfolio in a competition among all S.C. newspapers. One graphic submitted was a political poll that polled how Americans felt on certain issues.
| Second place in Photo Illustration among small and midsize dailies for “Back in the Outback,” a poster celebrating the University of South Carolina’s football bowl game in January 2009.
| Third place in Page One Design. (Of note, I also earned an honorable mention from the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for the same pages submitted.)
Great work by all competitors; I was very humbled to be recognized so abundantly. Also, congratulations to all S.C. winners. Especially in a difficult time for the economy and newspapers in general.
Here’s a grouping of Kristin’s pages: