Paper honored with 16 press association awards

Last weekend The Daniel Island News earned 16 writing, design and photography awards in the South Carolina Press Association’s annual news contest. These awards represent the commitment and talent of The Daniel Island News staff in covering, supporting and educating the community on important news and issues affecting the greater Daniel Island area.

One of the main values of the paper is community service. This year that commitment to community service was reflected in two Public Service awards: second place for Katie Estabrook’s coverage of the Intergenerational Forum and third place to Estabrook, Elizabeth Bush and Suzanne Detar for our extensive and multiple week coverage of gun violence in schools.

Our talented Creative Director and graphic artist Jan Marvin won first place for “Enjoy the Snow” in the Photo Page Design contest. The judges commented, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Great job capturing all the kids having a blast in what has to be a pretty rare weather event in that neck of the woods.”

Daniel Island News contributing photographer Peter Finger’s photograph “Gracie Harridge, age 2, takes in the Field of Honor” earned top honors in the Pictorial category. The judges explained their winning choice, “The expression on Gracie’s face as she strides among the flags is quite charming. The photographer captured a very special moment that is well composed and beautifully lit.”

Our entire staff of writers, designers and contributors to last year’s special coverage of the Volvo Car Open, “Power Play,” earned second place in the All Weekly Division, Sports Section or Magazine category.

Editor Elizabeth Bush, in addition to her public service award, earned second place for Health Beat Reporting and for Growth and Development Beat Reporting in the All Weekly Division. And, she earned third place for her Series of Articles on the Cainhoy Plantation in the Weeklies over 4500 Division, as well as second place for her Sports Feature Story, “Calling the shots!”

Additional writing awards went to Heath Ellison, third place in the Weeklies Over 4,500 Division in the Lifestyle Feature Writing category for “Planting the seeds of giving” and to Dalton Williams, third place, in the Weekly Over 4,500 & Under 4,500 Combined division, Humor Column Writing, for three of his Drollery columns: “The road trip” – “Talk to me, dude” – and “Correct may not mean right.”

Creative Director Jan Marvin was recognized with a total of five awards. In addition to her first place award for the “Enjoy the Snow” photo spread, Marvin earned second place in the Open Division, which includes competing against daily papers, for her Sports Page Design Portfolio, with the pages “Tennis is served” – “High School Football Preview” – and “Courting Kids.”

Marvin earned third place in the All Weekly Feature Page Design Portfolio category for: “Soup’s On!” - “A tribute to those who serve and sacrifice” - and “Startup Savvy!”, third place for Single Feature Page Design, Weeklies over 4,500, for “Good Eats,” and second place in the All Weekly Division, Single Sports Page Design, for “Power Play.”

In addition to his first place pictorial award, Peter Finger earned second place in the Sports Feature Photo contest for his photo “Kiki crushes it!”

Congratulations to our staff!

First – Jan Marvin, Photo Page Design, “Enjoy the Snow!”
First – Peter Finger, Pictorial, “Gracie Harridge, age 2, takes in the Field of Honor.”
Second – DI News staff, Sports Section or Magazine for “Power Play!”
Second – Elizabeth Bush, Health Beat Reporting
Second – Elizabeth Bush, Growth and Development Beat Reporting
Second – Elizabeth Bush, Sports Feature Story, “Calling the shots!”
Second – Katie Estabrook, Public Service, Intergenerational Forum
Second – Jan Marvin, Sports Page Design Portfolio
Second – Jan Marvin, Single Sports Page Design, “Power Play!”
Second – Peter Finger, Sports Feature Photo, “Kiki crushes it!”
Third – Elizabeth Bush, Series of Articles on Cainhoy Plantation
Third – Katie Estabrook, Elizabeth Bush, Suzanne Detar, Gun Violence in our Schools Series
Third – Heath Ellison, Lifestyle Feature Writing, “Planting the seeds of giving.”
Third – Dalton Williams Humor Column Writing, “Drollery.”
Third – Jan Marvin, Feature Page Design Portfolio
Third – Jan Marvin, Single Feature Page Design, “Good Eats!”

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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