Meet the speakers at the Tulsa Press Club on Sunday night before the banquet

Get your tickets to the Sunday night event at the Tulsa Press Club with Anthony Mason and Hailey and Mark Potts.

$10 gets you Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ.

Get your tickets now at http://shop.tulsapressclub.org/

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Schedule announced for the 2017 Great Plains Journalism Awards. Buy your tickets to attend the banquet and workshops

We are a week away from the Great Plains Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. The event starts at 11:30. The event is at the Mayo Hotel, 115 W. Fifth St. in Tulsa, Okla.

Here is the schedule for the day:

11:30 a.m.: Luncheon begins with emcee Jennifer Loren, presentation of the Dan Harrison Memorial Scholarships, and keynote speech from Anthony Mason, distinguished lecturer and CBS News anchor

1:15 p.m.: Q&A with Anthony Mason

2 p.m.: Reporting Today with Hailey Branson-Potts

3 p.m.: Life in Real Time with Mark Potts

4 p.m.: On the Scene with Hailey Branson-Potts and Mark Potts

5 p.m.: Reception

Tickets to the luncheon are $40 or $35 for media personnel. Afternoon conferences are free to attend. Tickets can be purchased at shop.tulsapressclub.org or contact Kelly Nash at 918-583-7737 or kelly@tulsapressclub.org.

Thank you to our sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Hillcrest HealthCare System, ONEOK, ONE Gas, Trust Company of Oklahoma, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa World

The event’s distinguished lecturer at its annual conference and awards luncheon is Anthony Mason, CBS News’ senior national correspondent and co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday.”

The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Mason got his start in Tulsa at KJRH, channel 2 before making his way through other markets until landing at CBS. There he’s covered a number of beats and is known for his interviews on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Joining Mason as featured speakers are Hailey Branson-Potts and Mark Potts, reporter and videographer from the Los Angeles Times who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.

Hailey Branson-Potts grew up in Perry, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Mark Potts is a native of Enid, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. Both will present workshops to conference attendees.

Following its mission to promote high standards in journalism, the Tulsa Press Club will present its Dan Harrison memorial scholarships to winners in five student categories. Students in attendance also will have the opportunity to have portfolio reviews with Mason.

For sponsorship information contact Kelly Nash at kelly@tulsapressclub.org and 918-583-7737.

2017 Finalists include:

Adam Kemp
Alyssa LaCourse
Anna Bennett
Anne Richardson
Anthony Slater
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Arkansas Democrat Gazette Magazines
Arshia Khan
Barbara Soderlin
Ben Luschen
Ben Vankat
Berry Tramel
Betty Casey
Bill Sitzmann
Blake Nelson
Blythe Bernhard
Bonnie Bauman
Brandy McDonnell
Brendan Sullivan
Brian Christopherson
Brian Fanney
Brian Goodman
Brian Powers
Brianna Bailey
Bruce Plante
Bryan Clemmer
Bryan Terry
Burt Mummolo
Carla Walker
Carmen Troesser
Cate Folsom
Cecil Sunny-Philip
Charles Trimble
Chris Landsberger
Christopher Smith
Christopher Marshall
Cindy Gonzalez
Cindy Lange-Kubick
Clifton Adcock
Cody Stavenhagen
Cory Young
Courtney Crowder
Dalton Stewart
Dan Holtmeyer
Dan Martin
Daniel Neman
Darla Slipke
Dave Croy
Dawn Araujo-Hawkins
Dirk Chatelain
Doug Meigs
Doug Moore
Doug Stremel
Doug Thompson
Douglas Wesselmann
Dylan Goforth
Elias Brinkman
Emily Walkenhorst
Erica Wilson
Erik Horne
Erin Grace
Ethan Erickson
Evan Hill
Francis Gardler
Grant Rodgers
Greg Jerrett
Haylee Pearl
Henry Cordes
Ian Froeb
Ian Lawson
Ian Maule
Jaclyn Cosgrove
Jacob Zlomke
Jadyn Watson-Fisher
James Vnuk
Jan Biles
JB Forbes
Jeannie Roberts
Jeff Koterba
Jenni Carlson
Jenni Leiste
Jennifer Palmer
Jerry Wofford
Jesse Bogan
Jessica Seaman
Jessica Thompson
Jessie Wardarski
Jim Beckel
Jimmie Tramel
John Brummett
John Deering
John Clanton
John Sykes, Jr.
Jon Welsh
Jordan P. Hickey
Josh Renaud
Judith Newmark
Kathy Bolten
Katie Bridges
Katie Myrick
Kelley Lane
Kelly Brant
Kelly Hines
Ken Davis
Kesley Ryan
Kevin Canfield
Kiley Roberson
Kristen Hoffman
Kristen Shanahan
Kristin Dickerson
Kurt Steiss
Lauren Freking
Laurie Skrivan
Lisa Hammersly
Mackenzie Ryan
Madeline Crawford
Marc Dillard
Margaret Riedel
Mariam Makatsaria
Marisa M. Cummings
Mark Cooper
Matt Gade
Matt Haney
Matt Jones
Matt Wieczorek
Matthew Hansen
Maxx Crawford
Meera Nagarajan
Megan Smith
Megan Farmer
Melissa Howell
Micah Mertes
Michael Todd
Michael Zamora
Mike Brown
Mike Reilly
Mike Simons
Mike Wyke
Mitchell Masilun
Morgan Chilson
Nancy Cambria
Nate Robson
Nathan Pettengill
Nathan Ruiz
NewsOK.com
Nicholas Hunt
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Oklahoma Humanities
Omaha World Herald
Pam Miller-Jenkins
Paul Sawyer
Paul Goodsell
Paul Monies
Peter Salter
Ray Carter
Rett Peek
Richard Hall
Robert Cohen
Rodney White
Russell Dorsey
Russell Hubbard
Ryan Soderlin
Sam S.
Santiago Carlos Ayulo
Sarah Hoffman
Sarah Baker
Sarah Baker Hansen
Sarah Hoffman
Sarah Phipps
Sauce Magazine
Scott Cherry
Seth Jones
Shane Bevel
Shelly Bryant
Sierra Winrow
Silas Allen
Stephen Deere
Stephen Thornton
Stetson Payne
Steve Lackmeyer
Steve Gooch
Steven M. Sipple
Stewart Cole
Tabitha Levi
Tammy Yttri
The Baker Orange
The Daily O’Collegian
The Des Moines Register
The Oklahoman
Thomas Thoren
Tim Parks
Tim Sacco
Tim Watson
Tod Robberson
Todd Cooper
Todd Pendleton
Topeka Capital-Journal
Torren Thomas
Trevor Brown
Tulsa World
Tulsa World Magazine
Warren Vieth
Wyndham Wyeth
Ziva Branstetter

Conference workshops are free to attend. Awards luncheon tickets are $40 for individuals, and $35 for students or media personnel. Tickets are available at shop.tulsapressclub.org.

The Tulsa Press Club was founded in 1906 as a members-only professional organization offering networking, education events and social opportunities. The Tulsa Press Club promotes the highest standards in journalism with an emphasis in recognizing young journalism talent through its annual scholarship initiatives. Visit tulsapressclub.org for more information.

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CBS News’ Anthony Mason featured at May 1 Great Plains Awards: Buy your tickets

Great Plains Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club, will welcome Anthony Mason, CBS News’ senior national correspondent and co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” as its distinguished lecturer at its annual conference and awards luncheon May 1 at the Mayo Hotel.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 contest. Entries must have been published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. Finalists will be announced after an extensive judging process; winners will be awarded on May 1.

Mason got his start in Tulsa at KJRH, channel 2 before making his way through other markets until landing at CBS. There he’s covered a number of beats and is known for his interviews on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Joining Mason as featured speakers are Hailey Branson-Potts and Mark Potts, reporter and videographer from the Los Angeles Times who won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.

Hailey Branson-Potts grew up in Perry, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Mark Potts is a native of Enid, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. Both will present workshops to conference attendees.

Following its mission to promote high standards in journalism, the Tulsa Press Club will present its Dan Harrison memorial scholarships to winners in five student categories. Students in attendance also will have the opportunity to have portfolio reviews with Mason.

Conference workshops are free to attend. Awards luncheon tickets are $40 for individuals, and $35 for students or media personnel. Tickets are available at shop.tulsapressclub.org.

For sponsorship information contact Kelly Nash at kelly@tulsapressclub.org and 918-583-7737.

The Tulsa Press Club was founded in 1906 as a members-only professional organization offering networking, education events and social opportunities. The Tulsa Press Club promotes the highest standards in journalism with an emphasis in recognizing young journalism talent through its annual scholarship initiatives. Visit tulsapressclub.org for more information.

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Read and see the 2016 Great Plains winning entries in this e-book

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2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners named

(Tulsa) – The Tulsa Press Club is proud to announce the 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Erik Logan, president of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, received the Distinguished Lectureship Award, and gave the keynote lunch address at the April 18 event. The top 10 overall winners are:

Great Plains Newspaper of the Year: Omaha World-Herald

Great Plains Magazine of the Year: Midwest Living

Great Plains Website of the Year: St. Louis Magazine

Great Plains Designer of the Year: Tim Parks, Omaha World-Herald

Great Plains Writer of the Year: Peter Salter, Lincoln Journal Star

Great Plains Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Francis Gardler, Lincoln Journal Star

Great Plains Magazine Photographer of the Year: Attilio D’Agostino, ALIVE Magazine

Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Jeannette Cooperman, St. Louis Magazine

Great Plains Student Newspaper of the Year: The Daily O’Collegian, Oklahoma State University

More than 770 entries were received this year, with winners and finalists named in 70 professional and student categories. Five student journalists were awarded $1,250 scholarships named after former Tulsa Press Club president and ONEOK executive Dan Harrison.

Below is a list of the 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards winners by publication.

 

Alive Magazine

Magazine Photographer of the Year: Attilio D’Agostino

Magazine Cover: Amanda Dampf, Adrian Walker, Rachel Brandt, Elizabeth Tucker, Kelsey Waananen

 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Food: Kelly Brant, Celia Storey

Specialty Feature: Nikki Dawes,

Cheree Franco, John Sykes Jr.

 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, cont.

Review: Philip Martin

Best Website Page Design: WholeHogSports.com Staff

 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Magazines

Magazine Photography, Multiple: Arshia Khan

Magazine Photography, Feature: Arshia Khan

Magazine Column Writing: Heather Steadham

 

Columbia Missiourian

News Photography, Multiple: Justin L. Stewart

 

KCCI-TV

General News Video: Eric Hanson, Michael Sims

 

KJRH, Channel 2

Best Overal Website Design: KJRH Staff

 

Lawrence Magazine, Sunflower Publishing

Magazine Portrait: Nathan Pettengill, Jason Dailey, Shelly Bryant

 

Lincoln Journal Star

Great Plains Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Francis Gardler

Sports Page Design: Clark Grell

Sports Feature: Alex Lantz

Great Plains Writer of the Year: Peter Salter

 

Midwest Living

Great Plains Magazine of the Year: Midwest Living Staff

 

Oklahoma Watch

Multimedia Project or Series: Oklahoma Watch Staff

 

Omaha World-Herald

News Package: Alia Conley, Maggie O’Brien, Alissa Skelton, Bob Glissmann

Narrative Story/Series: Dirk Chatelain

Sports Column: Dirk Chatelain

Graphics/Illustration: Matt Haney

Business Reporting: Russell Hubbard

Editorial Cartoon: Jeff Koterba

Headline Portfolio: Rich Mills

News Page Design: Tim Parks

Business Feature: Janice Podsada

Feature Page Design: Tammy Yttri

Great Plains Designer of the Year: Tim Parks

Great Plains Newspaper of the Year: Omaha World-Herald Staff

 

Sauce Magazine

Magazine Page Design: Meera Nagarajan

 

St. Louis Magazine

Magazine Feature Writing: Jeannette Cooperman

Magazine News Writing: Jarrett Medlin

Magazine Profile Writing: William Powell

Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Jeannette Cooperman

Great Plains Website of the Year: Steph Zimmerman

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Beat Reporting: Christine Byers

Specialty Photo: David Carson

General News Photography: Robert Cohen

Feature Photography, Single: Christian Gooden

Editorial Portfolio: Kevin Horrigan

Project/Investigative Reporting: Jennifer S. Mann, Jeremy Kohler, Stephen Deere

Special Section: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Staff

 

The Daily Republic

Portrait: Matt Gade

Feature Photography, Multiple: Matt    Gade

 

The Des Moines Register

General News Reporting: Lee Rood

Personal Column Portfolio: Daniel        Finney

 

The Frontier

News Blog Writing: Kevin Canfield

 

The Oklahoman

Sports Reporting: Jenni Carlson, Jason Kersey, Berry Tramel, Ryan Aber

Web Special Section: Richard Hall

Sports Action Photography: Bryan Terry

Sports Video: Bryan Terry, Jason Kersey

 

Tulsa Kids

Entertainment/Specialty Blog: Betty Casey

 

TulsaPeople

Magazine Specialty Photo: Michelle Pollard

 

Tulsa World

Sports Blog: Mark Cooper

Spot News Photography: Tom Gilbert

Sports Feature Photography: Ian Maule

Feature Writing: Michael Overall

Feature Video: Mike Simons

Spot News Video: Mike Simons

Entertainment Feature: Michael Smith

 

 

STUDENT CATEGORIES

Oklahoma State University – The O’Collegian

Student Editor in Chief of the Year: Kassie McClung

Student Photographer of the Year: Kurt Steiss

Student Newspaper of the Year: The O’Collegian Staff

 

Oral Roberts University – The Oracle

Student Designer of the Year: Gerald Brown

 

University of Kansas – University Daily Kansan

Student Website of the Year: Katie Kutsko, Emma Legault, Miranda Davis

 

KOMU-TV

Student Broadcaster of the Year:      James Packard

 

University of Missouri — Columbia Missourian

Student Writer of the Year: Kasia Kovacs

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2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards finalists named 

The Tulsa Press Club is proud to announce the 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards finalists.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

The competition attracts entries from the region’s largest and best organizations and boasts a distinguished panel of judges, many of whom are Pulitzer Prize winners. More than 800 journalists have been honored since the contest began eight years ago.

Winners will be announced from the list of finalists at an awards luncheon on Monday, April 18 at the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa. The event will include Distinguished Lectureship recipient Erik Logan, president of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Logan was born in Midwest City and has had a long career in broadcast and satellite radio, in addition to television. Logan was promoted to OWN president in 2011.

Five student journalists will be awarded $1,250 scholarships named after former Tulsa Press Club president and ONEOK executive Dan Harrison. The winners are:

  • Student Editor in Chief of the Year: Kassie McClung of Oklahoma State University
  • Student Designer of the Year: Gerald Brown of Oral Roberts University
  • Student Writer of the Year: Kasia Kovacs of the University of Missouri
  • Student Broadcaster of the Year: James Packard of the University of Missouri
  • Student Photographer of the Year: Kurt Steiss of Oklahoma State University

Click here to see a list of the 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards finalists by publication.

 

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Great Plains conference and awards ceremony names keynote speaker

Purchase tickets for the Great Plains Journalism Awards conference and ceremony here.

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(Tulsa, OK) – Great Plains Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club, will welcome Oprah Winfrey Network President Erik Logan as its distinguished lecturer at its annual conference and awards luncheon April 18 at the Mayo Hotel.

The Great Plains Journalism Awards is a regional contest honoring print, web, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design. The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. More than 790 entries were reviewed in an extensive judging process and the winners will be announced on April 18.

Joining Logan as featured speaker is Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times reporter and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner. Logan, an Oklahoma native, and Marcum will present workshops to conference attendees.

Following its mission to promote high standards in journalism, the Tulsa Press Club will present its Dan Harrison memorial scholarships to winners in five student categories. Students in attendance also will have the opportunity to have portfolio reviews with Logan and Marcum.

Reservations for the awards luncheon can be made at shop.tulsapressclub.org or by contacting shaun@tulsapressclub.org and 918-583-7737. Entry fees and tickets to the awards luncheon help support the club’s mission of promoting journalistic excellence and journalism education in the region. Luncheon tickets ($40, general admission; $35, media and students) cover conference workshop fees and the post-event happy hour.

For more information, call Ashley Parrish at 918-581-8318 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or email greatplainsawards@gmail.com. Visit www.greatplainsawards.org for a detailed schedule of the day’s events.

Tulsa Press Club
The Tulsa Press Club was founded in 1906 as a members-only professional organization offering networking, education events and social opportunities. The Tulsa Press Club promotes the highest standards in journalism with an emphasis in recognizing young journalism talent through its annual scholarship initiatives. For more information visit www.tulsapressclub.org.

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Enter into these categories for the 2016 Great Plains Journalism Awards

Download a printer-friendly version of the brochure here.

GPbrochure2016_Page_1Get all the information you need in this brochure, which will tell you about the categories, contest rules and where to enter.

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2016 Great Plains Awards accepting entries

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – The regional contest is open. Submit entries now to the annual Great Plains Journalism Awards, a competition that honors the best work done by journalists and photographers from an eight-state region and is published in newspapers, magazines, blogs and media websites.

Journalists from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa are eligible to enter. Respected professionals in an extensive judging process will review your work. Check out the 2015 Great Plains e-book of winning entries here.

Submissions are due Jan. 29, 2016. The entry fee is $25.

Students participate for $15 per entry, and winners in five student categories are eligible for scholarship money.

The Tulsa Press Club and Benevolent Association sponsor the competition. The Tulsa Press Club is a non-profit organization, and the entry fees help support the club’s mission of promoting journalistic excellence and journalism education in the region.

For more information, send an email to greatplainsawards@gmail.com.

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2015 Great Plains Journalism Award winners

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – The 109-year-old Tulsa Press Club, one of the oldest press clubs in the United States, is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Great Plains Journalism Awards, which annually recognize the best newspaper and magazine journalism in eight states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of PBS “NewsHour,” received the Distinguished Lectureship Award, and gave the keynote lunch address at the April 13 event. The top 10 overall winners were:

* Great Plains Newspaper of the Year (More than 75,000): Omaha World-Herald
* Great Plains Newspaper of the Year (Fewer than 75,000): Wichita Eagle
* Great Plains Magazine of the Year: Sauce Magazine of St. Louis
* Great Plains Website of the Year: TulsaKids Magazine
* Great Plains Designer of the Year: Tim Parks of the Omaha World-Herald
* Great Plains Writer of the Year: Cary Aspinwall of the Tulsa World
* Great Plains Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Mike Simons of the Tulsa World
* Great Plains Magazine Photographer of the Year: Shane Bevel, freelancer
* Great Plains Magazine Writer of the Year: Jeannette Cooperman of St. Louis Magazine
* Great Plains Student Newspaper of the Year: The Collegian at the University of Tulsa

In all, winners and finalists were announced in 69 categories, which were judged by the following professionals: Charles Apple, Victoria (Texas) Advocate; Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Columbia College Chicago; Jennifer Brown, The Denver Post; Kelly Brown, Bryan-College Station Eagle; Addie Broyles, Austin American-Statesman; Maria Carrillo, Houston Chronicle; Sharon Chapman, Austin American-Statesman; Lane DeGregory, Tampa Bay Times; Matthew Dolan, The Wall Street Journal; Lisa Falkenberg, Houston Chronicle; Diana Fuentes, San Antonio Express-News; Aileen Gallagher, Syracuse University; James Gregg, Austin American-Statesman; Mito Habe-Evans, NPR; Sandy Hingston, Philadelphia Magazine; Debbie Hiott, Austin American-Statesman; Rodney Ho, Atlanta Journal Constitution; Tom Johanningmeier, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Sean Kennedy, The Virginian-Pilot; Ben Kesling, The Wall Street Journal; Louise Kiernan, Northwestern University; Erik Lukens, The Oregonian; Ben Montgomery, Tampa Bay Times; Joel Odom, The Oregonian; Josh Penrod, Minneapolis StarTribune; Jenni Pinkley, Minneapolis StarTribune; Winthrop Quigley, Albuquerque Journal; Monica Rohr, Houston Chronicle; Monica Richardson, Atlanta Journal Constitution; Zach Ryall, Austin American-Statesman; Derek Simmons, Minneapolis StarTribune; Tina Smithers (freelance); Scott Strazzante, San Francisco Chronicle; Anne Tallent, The Baltimore Sun; and Jennifer Thomas, St. Paul Pioneer Press.

> Winners were announced in the following Newspaper writing and design categories:

• News package: The Des Moines Register (Sharyn Jackson, Christopher Gannon and Donnelle Eller)

• Project/investigative reporting: Oklahoma Watch and The Oklahoman (Warren Vieth, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Phillip O’Connor and Andrew Knittle)

• General news reporting: Oklahoma Watch and The Oklahoman (Warren Vieth, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Phillip O’Connor and Andrew Knittle)

• Narrative story/series: Omaha World-Herald (Erin Grace)

• Beat reporting: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Chelsea Boozer)

• Feature writing: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Stephen Deere)

• Business reporting: The Oklahoman (Brianna Bailey)

• Business feature: The Des Moines Register (Victor Epstein and Bryon Houlgrave)

• Sports reporting: Omaha World-Herald (Dick Chatelain)

• Sports feature: The Oklahoman (Jenni Carlson)

• Sports column: Omaha World-Herald (Tom Shatel)

• Review: Omaha World-Herald (Sarah Baker Hensen)

• Food: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Daniel Neman)

• Entertainment feature: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Cheree Franco)

• Specialty feature: Kansas City Star (Sarah Gish, Jennifer Hack, David Eulitt, Tasha Fabela-Jonas, Sarah Morris, Paula Southerland, Elaine Garrison, Katty Delux, Emilia Vonn and Mary Schulte)

• Special section: Omaha World-Herald (Staff)

• News page design: Omaha World-Herald (Tammy Yttri)

• Feature page design: Omaha World-Herald (Amy Cavenaile)

• Sports page design: Omaha World-Herald (Tim Parks)

• Graphic/Illustration: Omaha World-Herald (Dave Croy)

• Editorial cartoon: Tulsa World (Bruce Plante)

• Editorial portfolio: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Tony Messenger)

• Personal column portfolio: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Tony Messenger)

• Headline portfolio: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Jeff Krupsaw)

> Winners were announced in the following Magazine writing and design categories:

• News writing: St. Louis Magazine (William Powell)

• Feature writing: Arkansas Life (Nick Hunt, Katie Bridges, Jordan Hickey and Kelley Lane)

• Profile writing: Arkansas Life (Jordan Hickey, Katie Bridges and Kelley Lane)

• Column writing: St. Louis Magazine (Ray Hartmann)

• Page design: ALIVE Magazine (Elizabeth Tucker, Kelly Hamilton, Attilio D’Agostino, David Hsia, Jennifer Dulin-Wiley, Christopher Reilly, Wesley Law and Adam Bertels)

• Magazine cover: Omaha Magazine (John Gawley, Paul Lukes and Ben Lueders)

> Winners were announced in the following Multimedia/web categories, which were open to newspapers, magazines, television, radio and websites):

• Spot news video: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Staff)

• General news video: Tulsa World (James Gibbard)

• Feature video: Tulsa World (John Clanton)

• Sports video: The Des Moines Register (Charlie Litchfield)

• Multimedia project or series: The Oklahoman (Jason Kersey, Berry Tramel, Damon Fontenot, Tim Money and Richard Hall)

• Best website page design: The Oklahoman (Staff)

• Best overall website design: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (WholeHogSports)

• News blog writing: The Oklahoman (Richard Hall)

• Entertainment/specialty blog: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Philip Martin)

• Sports blog: The Oklahoman (Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and Erik Horne)

• Web special section: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Cathy Frye, Rick McFarland, Chad Day, Tim Hicks, Jasen Burkett, Melody Ralls, Stephen Thornton, Kirk Montgomery, David Bailey, Yavonda Chase and Mary Alston)

> Winners were announced in the following Newspaper photography categories:

• Photo illustration: Tulsa World (Christopher Smith)

• General news: Associated Press (Sue Ogrocki)

• Spot news: Tulsa World (Michael Wyke)

• News photography, multiple: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Benjamin Krain, Rick McFarland, Melissa Sue Gerrits, Staton Briedenthal)

• Feature photography, single: Omaha World Herald (Matt Miller)

• Feature photography, multiple: Tulsa World (Mike Simons)

• Sports action: Tulsa World (Christopher Smith)

• Sports feature: The Oklahoman (Sarah Phipps)

• Portrait: Tulsa World (Christopher Smith)

> Winners were announced in the following Magazine photography categories:

• Magazine portrait: Sunflower Magazine (Kenny Ibsen, Penny Brockman and Luke Townsend)

• Magazine photo illustration: TulsaPeople (Michelle Pollard)

• Magazine photography, multiple: St. Louis Magazine (Jerry Tovo)

• Magazine photography, feature: Kansas! (Doug Stremel, Katy Ibsen, Shelly Bryant, Jennifer Haugh and Andrea Etzel)

> Winners were announced in the following college student categories (* indicates winner received a $1,250 scholarship):

• Student Photographer of the Year (*): Austin St. John, The Oracle, Oral Roberts University

• Student Editor in Chief of the Year (*): Blayklee Buchanan, The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma

• Student Designer of the Year (*): Adrianna Doyal, Sooner Yearbook, the University of Oklahoma

• Student Writer of the Year (*): Kassie McClung, The Collegian, the University of Tulsa

• Student Website of the Year: The Baker Orange, Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas)

All work was published in 2014. For more information about the winners and the finalists, go to www.greatplainsawards.org.

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