Mirror staff well represented in newspaper competition

The Federal Way Mirror received 27 total awards in the 2017 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association newspaper contest, including a first-place finish in best front page design for the May 16, 2016, issue, which was created by creative artist Marcie Shannon.

The Federal Way Mirror received 27 total awards in the 2017 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association newspaper contest.

Winners were announced Oct. 13 during the WNPA’s annual convention in Olympia.

The Mirror netted 16 advertising awards and 11 editorial awards. Former Mirror reporters Raechel Dawson and Jerod Young received first place awards in different categories, and reporter Heidi Sanders, who started with the Mirror this week, received awards submitted for the Kent Reporter, another Sound Publishing title. Creative artist Marcie Shannon was listed in 17 different awards.

The complete list of awards:

ADVERTISING

Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser, Promoting a Sale or Event: Smaller than 1/2-page, Group 4

Second place: Marcie Shannon, Cindy Ducich — Jimmy Mac’s Brewery Night

Third place: Marcie Shannon, Kay Miller — TechKnowHow, Summer Camps

Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser, Promoting a Sale or Event: 1/2-page or larger, Group 4

Second place: Marcie Shannon, Cindy Ducich — PowellsWood Fuschia Days

Community Service, Groups 1-4

Second place: Marcie Shannon, Cindy Ducich — Casino Night

Third place: Marcie Shannon, Cindy Ducich — Jimmy Mac’s Food Drive

Most Effective Use of Small Space (B/W or Color), Group 4

Second place: Jennifer Anderson, Marcie Shannon — Christmas Dessert Theatre

Third place: Cindy Ducich, Marcie Shannon — Centerstage Theatre, Mark Twain

Use of Process Color, 1/2-page or larger, Group 4

Third place: Jennifer Anderson, Marcie Shannon — East India, Big Game

Use of Process Color, smaller than 1/2-page, Group 4

First place: Marcie Shannon, Cindy Ducich — Centerstage, Red Riding Hood

Third place: Marcie Shannon, Cindy Ducich — PowellsWood Mother’s Day

Use of Clip Art in Ad, Group 4

First place: Marcie Shannon, Cindy Ducich — Branches Garden Center

Third place: Marcie Shannon, Kay Miller — Guadalajara, Grand Opening

Promotion of Newspaper, Single House Ad, Group 4

First place: Marcie Shannon — Join Our Team!

Second place: Marcie Shannon — Best of Federal Way Invite

Third place: Marcie Shannon — Game Page

Topical-In Paper/Non-Tourism Special Sections, Group 4

Second place: Marcie Shannon, Kay Miller, Cindy Ducich — Red White & Blues

NEWS

Best News Story, Short, Group 4

First place: Raechel Dawson — City Focused on Gaps in Homeless Services

Best Education Story, Group 4

First place: Heidi Sanders [for the Kent Reporter] — Troubles at Green River College

Third place: Jessica Keller — Elementary Curriculum Helps Teachers, Students Find Success

Best Crime and Court Story, Group 4

Third place: Raechel Dawson, Sixth Murder of 2016 Shakes Community

Best General Feature Story, Short, Group 4

Second place: Heidi Sanders [for the Kent Reporter] — Special Delivery

Best Lifestyle Feature Story, Group 4

First place: Raechel Dawson, Hike It Baby Helps Moms Recharge

Second place: Jessica Keller, Students Breaking Fashion Barriers with Clothing Line

Best Front Page Design, Group 4

First place: Marcie Shannon — Three Murders in 48 Hours, May 13, 2016

Best Sports Feature, Group 4

First place: Jerod Young — Schneider Lives Out Gymnastics Dream

Best Sports Personality Profile, Group 4

First place: Jerod Young — Delacruz Family Deeply Rooted in Local Baseball

PHOTOGRAPHY

Best Color Feature Photo, Group 4

Second place: Heidi Sanders [for the Kent Reporter] — Hands-on Science

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