MICHAEL SMITH’S DESIGNS have been featured here since the early days of Ed Henninger’s Blog. And Michael’s pages recently won acclaim from the South Carolina Press Assn. Michael’s note follows, along with some of his winning pages (I didn’t have them all in my files). Congratulations, Michael. Good work!
As promised, you will find the dates below for our award winning pages for the SCPA contest. We competed in the weekly over 6,000 category. Our newspaper won 15 state press awards, and I was blessed to have won 10 individual awards for page design, photography and reporting. My design awards include first place for Sports Page Design and second place for Page 1 design.
Our publication also won General Excellence for the second year in a row. I have attached PDFs of the front pages for the two editions we submitted because I am not sure whether you have those pages or not. We also won the President’s Cup for Excellence for the second year in a row as well.
Lastly, two of my photo pages won state press awards. Though design is a factor, the award is really more for the body of work. This is an area (photo page design) I would appreciate help and feedback. I believe you have some examples of other photo pages that I’ve sent. Thanks!
General Excellence – April 2, 2009; May 7, 2009
Sports Page Design, first place – Sept. 19, 2009; May 21, 2009; Sept. 24, 2009
Page One Design, second place – April 30, 2009; June 18, 2009; May 7, 2009
Photo Page or Photo story, first place – Dec. 24, 2008
Photo Page or Photo story, second place – April 30, 2009