And the winners are…

Today we were supposed to be gathering for our annual Excellence in Journalism awards dinner to honor the best work done by journalists in Connecticut. Instead, we are announcing this year’s contest winners in this video. The full list of winners is included below.

 

All Media Special Awards

First Amendment Award

Tara O’Neill arrest/coverage; Connecticut Post; Tara O’Neill

Stephen A. Collins Public Service Award

CTNewsJunkie’s coverage leads to first release of school-level immunization data in CT; CTNewsJunkie; Christine Stuart

Theodore Driscoll Award for Investigative Reporting

Harassed at work; Connecticut Post; Kaitlyn Krasselt, Emilie Munson

General contest awards

Arts & Entertainment

Hyperlocal

First Place

From baked goods to Broadway productions; The Sound; Pem McNerney

Second Place

Miggs, his muse Mimi and a postage stamp career canceled; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Third Place

Eagle sculptures appear in meadow; Town Times – Prime Publishers; Gabriel Pietrorazio

Regional A

First Place

Photo exhibit aims to draw attention to the ‘(un)Forgotten’; Connecticut Post; Amanda Cuda

Second Place

Goodspeed’s Jay Hilton is skilled in the art of sound design; The Day; Kristina Dorsey

Third Place

Portraits from the past; The Day; John Ruddy

Regional B

First Place

After two decades of financial challenges, The Bushnell eyes a debt-free existence; Hartford Business Journal; Frank Rizzo

Second Place

Greenwich? Shazam; Stamford Advocate; John Breunig

Third Place

Cello and cinema: The two worlds of Westport’s Joel L. Freedman; Fairfield County Business Journal; Phil Hall

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Silent comedies with live music at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; Connecticut Magazine; Mike Wollschlager

Second Place

Portrait of the artist as an unknown man; WAG Magazine; Phil Hall

Third Place

Long Wharf’s leap of faith; New Haven Biz; Frank Rizzo

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

The piano; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Audio Storytelling

Regional A

First Place

Welcome to Corrupticut; Hartford Courant; Mike Hamad

Second Place

The oral history of the 1999 NCAA Championship winning UConn men’s basketball team 20 years later; Hartford Courant; Chris Brodeur

Third Place

Stricter rules for SNAP would hurt those that need it most; Connecticut Health I-Team; Colleen Shaddox

Regional B – No winner chosen

Breaking News

Hyperlocal

First Place

An immigrant evades ICE, after courthouse standoff; New Haven Independent; Eugene Driscoll, Thomas Breen, Christopher Peak

Second Place

Westport pizzeria closing Jan. 11; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Third Place

Fire reported at Christ & Holy Trinity Church; WestportNow.com; Gordon Joseloff, Dave Matlow

Regional A

First Place

Bradley plane crash; Hartford Courant; Nicholas Rondinone

Second Place

Crack overdoses catch Hartford off guard; Hartford Courant; Rebecca Lurye

Third Place

Yale, Harvard protest; New Haven Register; Jim Fuller, Dan Haar

Regional B

First Place

Valerie Reyes murder; Greenwich Time; Hannah Dellinger, Rob Marchant, Humberto J. Rocha

Second Place

Brunswick coaches, nurses, staff act fast at terrible crash; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Third Place

EH deadly shooting leaves Skyline Drive residents shaken; Journal Inquirer; Vin Gallo

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Homes destroyed in Old Saybrook fire; NBC 30; Nicholas Doscher, Jamie Ratliff

Second Place

Students injured in school bus crash; NBC 30; Caitlin Burchill, Maura Murphy

Third Place

Man killed when barn collapses; NBC 30; Caitlin Burchill, Kenny Mahoney

Business

Hyperlocal

First Place

With Sparks Cycleworks, Matt Schell is going places; The Sound; Pam Johnson

Second Place

Westport pizzeria closing Jan. 11; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Third Place

No more Joey’s By the Shore; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Regional A

First Place

Home prices in most Connecticut towns still struggling to recover; Hartford Courant; Kenneth R. Gosselin

Second Place

Trade war with China is hitting Connecticut and tea drinkers are paying more; Hartford Courant; Christopher Keating

Third Place

Reviving Parkville; Hartford Courant; Kenneth R. Gosselin

Regional B

First Place

Is CBD a ‘wonder drug’ for state’s economy?; Journal Inquirer; Zachary F. Vasile

Second Place

Southington bar may end live music after copyright suit; Record-Journal; Jesse Buchanan

Third Place

Loxo Oncology’s pioneering drug cures Bridgeport toddler’s cancer; Stamford Advocate; Paul Schott

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

The only constant is change: How to survive in manufacturing; New Haven Biz; Michelle Tuccitto Sullo

Second Place

Why Quantum Circuits’ Schoelkopf may be the Steve Jobs of the 21st century; New Haven Biz; Michelle Tuccitto Sullo

Third Place

Making it right; Seasons Magazine; Carol Latter

 

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Carfax caution:  Vehicle history may not tell the whole story; NBC 30; Sandra Jones

Second Place

Buttons, bombs, branzino: Ideal fish; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Third Place

Privacy for sale: Protecting your personal data online; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Garett Allison, Jon Wardle

Continuing Coverage

Hyperlocal

First Place

Beat coverage of New Haven’s school superintendent; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Norwalk works to restart stalled project as lawsuit swirls; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Third Place

Matsu Sushi saga; Westport News; Sophie Vaughan, Lynandro (DJ) Simmons, Liana Teixeira

Regional A

First Place

Small solutions to climate change; Connecticut Mirror; Jan Ellen Spiegel

Second Place

Gail Hardy police shooting investigation; Hartford Courant; Nicholas Rondinone

Third Place

Confession; Waterbury Republican-American; Michael Puffer, Brigitte Ruthman, Jonathan Shugarts, Paul Hughes

Regional B

First Place

Prison health care; Journal Inquirer; Will Healey

Second Place

Greenwich Parents, administrators at odds over special education; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Third Place

Following the search for Meriden mother Perrie Mason; Record-Journal; Lauren Sellew, Ashley Kus, Matthew Zabierek

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

‘I did not sign up for violence’: Health care workers targeted by patients; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, David Mulligan, Jon Wardle

 

 

 

 

Courts/Crime

Hyperlocal

First Place

Illegally secret cop drug policy released; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Judge rules in favor of hash brown defense; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Regional A

First Place

Leah Ulbrich cold case: a broken cycle of pain; Hartford Courant; Zach Murdock

Second Place

Decades later, troubling questions remain about two murders convictions and the role of Henry Lee; Hartford Courant; Edmund Mahony

Third Place

Casting a ballot from behind bars: No easy process; Connecticut Mirror; Kelan Lyons

Regional B

First Place

Six signs of escalating domestic violence in Dulos marriage; Greenwich Time; Hannah Dellinger

Second Place

Dog owners sought ‘intervention’; Journal Inquirer; Matthew P. Knox

Third Place

Kavanaugh defense calls for bail reform; Norwich Bulletin; Chandra Bozelko

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

How Scott Semple helped turn Connecticut’s prisons into a nationally recognized laboratory of reform; Connecticut Magazine; Erik Ofgang

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Until they all come home: Connecticut’s unsolved missing persons mysteries; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Second Place

Cow slaughter commotion; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, David Michnowicz

Data

Regional A

First Place

Database: Child sexual abuse at the Boys & Girls Clubs; Connecticut Post; Hannah Dellinger, Lisa Yanick Litwiller, Viktoria Sundqvist, Meghan Friedmann, Peter Yankowski, Tatiana Flowers, Humberto J. Rocha

Second Place

Examing 27 years of taxes spending; The Day; Erica Moser, Carlos Virgen

 

Third Place

Pharma cash flows to doctors for consultant work despite scrutiny; Connecticut Health I-Team; Sujata Srinivasan, Marie K. Shanahan

Regional B

First Place

CT university endowments riding post-recession growth wave as tuition continues to rise; Hartford Business Journal; Sean Teehan, Matt Pilon

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

How long you live may be affected by your community; Connecticut Magazine; Erik Ofgang

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Sleepless in Connecticut? How where you live can affect how you sleep; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Diversity Coverage

Hyperlocal

First Place

Untold black & Latinx history surfaces; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Film will tell James’ and Petry’s family story in their own words; Harbor News; Aviva Luria

Third Place

Addressing inclusivity in Westport schools; WestportNow.com; Jarret Liotta

Regional A

First Place

Transgender sports debate; Connecticut Mirror; Kathleen Megan

Second Place

Medicaid expansion helped reduce disparities in cancer care; Connecticut Health I-Team; Cara Rosner

Third Place

New lives for residents with developmental disabilities; Hartford Courant; Emily Brindley

Regional B – No winner chosen

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Coming out: Scary, sad, surprising, and joyful tales of that life-changing moment; Connecticut Voice; Jane Latus

Second Place

Raising the curtain: LGBTQ students find theater a welcoming home; Connecticut Voice; Jane Latus

Third Place

Coming to America – Part II; Seasons Magazine; Sarah Wesley Lemire

 

Editorial

Regional A

First Place

Bill would allow too much police secrecy; The Day; Paul Choiniere

Second Place

The shifting hues of 9/11; Connecticut Post; John Breuning

Third Place

Connecticut should withdraw from flawed, foolish popular vote compact; The Day; Paul Choiniere

Regional B

First Place

State health leader must take stand on measles; News-Times; Jacqueline Smith

Second Place

New group starts by meeting behind closed doors; Record-Journal; Jeffery Kurz

Editorial Cartoon

Regional A

First Place

State begins taxing plastic bags; The Day; Jacinta Meyers, Paul Choiniere

Second Place

State increases minimum wage; The Day; Paul Choiniere, Jacinta Meyers

Regional B

First Place

Honk if you hate tolls; Record-Journal; Kevin Markowski

Second Place

Town’s slow online evolution; Record-Journal; Kevin Markowski

Education

Hyperlocal

First Place

Two segregated schools, two reactions; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

One school, one book, one message of inclusion; Harbor News; Aviva Luria

Regional A

First Place

A calling with a price: Early childhood educators find low pay for important jobs; Connecticut Post; Linda Conner Lambeck

Second Place

Parents concerned Hamden special education system is harming children; New Haven Register; Clare Dignan

 

 

Regional B

First Place

Leaked email causes turbulence for Norwalk school board in flux; The Hour; Justin Papp

Second Place

Amid attempts to expand community-college access, current students struggle to graduate; Hartford Business Journal; Sean Teehan, Matt Pilon

Third Place

Program helps special education students find work after graduation; Journal Inquirer; Skyler Frazer

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Making it right; Seasons Magazine; Carol Latter

Second Place

Meera Viswanathan: emboldening and inspiring girls at Ethel Walker; Hartford Magazine; David Holahan, Mark Mirko

Third Place

Dream memorial; Today Magazine; Bruce Deckert

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

The cost of teaching part 1: Teacher spending and supplies; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Second Place

The cost of teaching part 2: Teacher pay and additional jobs; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Third Place

Connecticut school teachers concerned about ‘old, sick buildings’; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Garett Allison

Feature Photo

Hyperlocal

First Place

To catch a thief or not; WestportNow.com; Helen Klisser During

Second Place

Here comes lunch; WestportNow.com; J. C. Martin

Third Place

Bubble man; WestportNow.com; Gordon Joseloff

Regional A

First Place

Lance blast; Hartford Courant; Mark Mirko

Second Place

Umbrella alley; Hartford Courant; Brad Horrigan

Regional B

First Place

Moon over eagle on landing anniversary; Record-Journal; Dave Zajac

Second Place

Powderpuff cheerleader goes airborn; Record-Journal; Dave Zajac

Third Place

Greenwich preschoolers step up to celebrate accomplishments; Greenwich Time; Tyler Sizemore

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Chef Denise Appel; Seasons Magazine; Winter Caplanson

Second Place

Wisdom in the window; Seasons Magazine; Stan Godlewski

Feature Story

Hyperlocal

First Place

Students aim for 2-language seal; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

The secret to Arnold’s success; Guilford Courier; Pem McNerney

Third Place

Nick Zeoli: Love of town(s) and country; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Regional A

First Place

Running into an unclear future; Hartford Courant; Lori Riley

Second Place

Door to healing: 3 years after death, Maddie’s family gets a sign; The Day; Mary Biekert

Third Place

The flu pandemic; Waterbury Republican-American; Michael DeGirolamo Jr.

Regional B

First Place

Meriden diner’s rebirth stirs memories, hopes for future as The Landmark; Record-Journal; Bailey Wright

Second Place

Grandparents raising grandchildren face financial hardship; The Hour; Tatiana Flowers

Third Place

Thursday night thunder car cruise brings community together; Neighbors Paper; Corey Sipe

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Writing his next act; Connecticut Voice; Frank Rizzo

Second Place

30 women of distinction; Hartford Magazine; Nancy Schoeffler

Third Place

Where community percolates: Freshly roasted, with face-to-face time; Hartford Magazine; Leonard Felson

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

WWII soldier’s remains returned home; NBC 30; Nicholas Doscher, Jamie Ratliff

Second Place

The piano; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Third Place

Take a tour of some of Connecticut’s tiny homes; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Garett Allison

General Column

Hyperlocal

First Place

Oy to the world; The Source; Lisa Nee

Second Place

Musings from Mara December; Glastonbury LIFE; Mara Dresner

Regional A

First Place

Dan Haar: The immigrant heart of a historic McDonald’s union drive; Connecticut Post; Dan Haar

Second Place

Sandy Hook and the humans who write the headlines; Connecticut Post; Matt DeRienzo

Third Place

Only you can prevent global warming; Connecticut Mirror; David Holahan

Regional B

First Place

Good on Goodell for Pro Bowl decision; Norwich Bulletin; Chandra Bozelko

Second Place

9/11 is never over; Stamford Advocate; Deborah DiSesa Hirsch

Third Place

Meriden’s East Cemetery gets the respect it deserves; Record-Journal; Jeffery Kurz

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

As the crows fly; Hartford Magazine; Rand Richards Cooper

Second Place

Heart families: Choosing your family is an emotional and rewarding adventure; Connecticut Voice; Kevin Lembo

Third Place

Take home poems; Hartford Magazine; Rand Richards Cooper

Government

Hyperlocal

First Place

Suburbs profit off New Haven’s magnets; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Soon-to-be-revealed $80M ‘POKO’ plan detailed in sneak peak; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Regional A

First Place

A profile of Connecticut’s lieutenant governor; Connecticut Mirror; Mark Pazniokas

Second Place

CT congressional candidate in Trump’s inner circle – or is he?; Connecticut Post; Emilie Munson

Third Place

Pot for Dan, gold for Josh; Connecticut Post; Dan Haar

Regional B

First Place

CT’s biggest corporate incentive you’ve never heard of; Hartford Business Journal; Matt Pilon

Second Place

Decades later, Meriden taxpayers strapped by ‘old sins’; Record-Journal; Matthew Zabierek

Third Place

Concrete hurts grand lists; Journal Inquirer; Eric Bedner

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Dispatch delays; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, Garett Allison

Second Place

Saving millions with regional radios; NBC 30; Len Besthoff-Reporter, Jon Wardle-Photographer/Editor

Headline

Hyperlocal

First Place

Days of wine at Roses; The Sound; Pam Johnson

Regional A

First Place

Headlines; The Day; Joe Turco

Second Place

Ruddy headlines; The Day; John Ruddy

Third Place

Law and disorder/Elf off the shelf/Love wins; Connecticut Post; Susan Nusbaum

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Progressions to the bean; The sounds of silence; Cheese greater; Connecticut Magazine; Mike Wollschlager

Second Place

Upstaged by love; Funny bones; Major (and minor) ambitions; Seasons Magazine; Carol Latter

Health

Hyperlocal

First Place

GHS students say it’s time to talk about menstruation; Guilford Courier; Jesse Williams

Second Place

Bob LeRose on the blues and healing; WestportNow.com; James Lomuscio

Regional A

First Place

Desensitization gives some children with food allergies a viable treatment option; Connecticut Health I-Team; Cara Rosner

Second Place

Elder abuse investigations more than doubled in seven years; Connecticut Health I-Team; Kate Farrish, Carl Jordan Castro

Third Place

Son of murder victim seeks stability, freedom from state ‘system’; The Day; Karen Florin

Regional B

First Place

Greenwich residents on Medicare, Medicaid struggle to find health care specialists; The Hour; Tatiana Flowers

Second Place

With their costs under fire, long-term care hospitals push back, pivot; Hartford Business Journal; Matt Pilon

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Drugged out; New Haven Biz; Natalie Missakian

Second Place

On the wings of love: Rothberg’s revolutionary ultrasound device meets the marketplace; New Haven Biz; Michael C. Bingham

Third Place

Healing horses; Seasons Magazine; Alix Boyle

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Could your teen have a secret stash of drugs in their bedroom?; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Garett Allison

Second Place

Preventable tragedies: Dozens of Connecticut babies lost each year to unsafe sleep; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

Third Place

Is pet health insurance worth the cost?; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Humorous Column

Hyperlocal

First Place

Musings from Mara May; Glastonbury LIFE; Mara Dresner

 

Regional A

First Place

Gray Bridgeport and bright Oz; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon

Second Place

A club you can only be born into; Connecticut Post; Hugh Bailey

Third Place

Inhaling spring across state lines; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon

Regional B

First Place

A post mortem for Latin; Record-Journal; Glenn Richter

Second Place

The moving company declares Chapter 60; Stamford Advocate; Jerry Zezima

Third Place

Whatz yn a nayme?; Greenwich Time; David Rafferty

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Funny bones; Seasons Magazine; Matthew Dicks, Sean Wang

Second Place

The worst of times; Seasons Magazine; Matthew Dicks, Sean Wang

Third Place

The old barn: Metaphor in plain sight; Hartford Magazine; David Holahan

In-Depth

Hyperlocal

First Place

City weighs school change 3.0; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Saving lives—Just another day at the beach for Hammo lifeguards; The Source; Pem McNerney

Third Place

‘Helping Haitians heal Haitians’; Glastonbury LIFE; Mara Dresner

Regional A

First Place

Invisible walls; Connecticut Mirror; Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Second Place

Time is key to stroke treatment but gaps exist in Connecticut; Connecticut Health I-Team; Lisa Backus

Third Place

Empty promises and empty seats; Hartford Courant; Alex Putterman

Regional B

First Place

Newtown’s armed school guards a model for Connecticut; News-Times; Rob Ryser

Second Place

Kent murder suspect highlights gaps in mental health system; News-Times; Julia Perkins

Third Place

Trying to avoid CT taxes by becoming a part-time resident? It’s harder than you think.; Hartford Business Journal; Greg Bordonaro

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Accident or arson? The Hartford Circus fire 75 years later; Connecticut Magazine; Erik Ofgang

Second Place

Horsing around; Seasons Magazine; John Torsiello

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Police PTSD; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, Jon Wardle

Second Place

Bus drivers reveal ‘wild’ side of public transit in CT; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, David Michnowicz

Third Place

Well water woes; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, David Michnowicz, Katherine Loy

Infographic Design

Regional A

First Place

Interactive quiz of questions about the Clintons history; Hartford Courant; Chris Moore

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Purdue Pharma and OxyContin: A timeline; Connecticut Magazine; Greg Moody

Infographic Reporting

Regional A

First Place

Jennifer Dulos disappearance; Hartford Courant; Tim Reck, Dave Altimari

Second Place

Hartford Circus Fire 75 years later; Hartford Courant; Hartford Courant staff

Third Place

A look at Hartford’s completed and ongoing developments; Hartford Courant; Tim Reck, Kenneth G. Gosselin

Investigative

Hyperlocal

First Place

Video captures principal shoving student; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Second Place

Fairfield official took pavers planned for Julian sale: Legal doc; Fairfield Patch; Anna Bybee-Schier

 

Third Place

Barbis accused of owing $1 million in outstanding personal income taxes; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Regional A

First Place

At risk: Boys and Girls Clubs and sexual abuse; Connecticut Post; Hannah Dellinger, Viktoria Sundqvist, Humberto Rocha, Meghan Friedmann, Tatiana Flowers, Peter Yankowski, Lisa Yanick Litwiller

Second Place

Invisible walls; Connecticut Mirror; Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Third Place

Elder abuse investigations more than doubled in seven years; Connecticut Health I-Team; Kate Farrish, Carl Jordan Castro

Regional B

First Place

CT bullying law flawed, review of records shows; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Second Place

Campaign donors have ties to Southington developer; Record-Journal; Jesse Buchanan

Third Place

UConn Health research shows tens of thousands of CT residents faced medical-debt lawsuits; Hartford Business Journal; Matt Pilon

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Sick puppies and unacceptable conditions: Documents show troubled history of CT Animal Rescue; NBC 30; Caitlin Burchill, Jon Wardle, Erica Jorgensen

Second Place

Officers at Scene of State Trooper Crash Raised Concerns of Drunk Driving; NBC 30; Caitlin Burchill

Third Place

Whiting whistleblower; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, Jon Wardle

Leisure

Hyperlocal

First Place

Keeping bees safe: Gentile shares pollinator-friendly tips; The Sound; Pam Johnson

Regional A

First Place

There’s value in the past; The Day; Phil Hall

Second Place

Holidays; Keep the liquids local; Nearby wineries, breweries and distilleries make holiday bright; Connecticut Post; Amanda Cuda

Third Place

Winery kicks off Passport Program; Connecticut Post; Michael P. Mayko

Regional B

First Place

New eateries bring young vibe to downtown; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Second Place

Tabletop gaming opportunities at The Dragon’s Lair in Wallingford; Record-Journal; Ashley Kus

Third Place

Southington restaurant Nataz puts emphasis on quality, adventure; Record-Journal; Bailey Wright

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

People across Connecticut are creating a pollinator pathway for bees and butterflies; Connecticut Magazine; Theresa Sullivan Barger

Second Place

A chef who makes kindness a key ingredient; Connecticut Magazine; Erik Ofgang

Third Place

The Recycle House; Hartford Magazine; Nancy Schoeffler

Local Reporting

Hyperlocal

First Place

A little bit of mercy – A Darien family’s loss to addiction; Darien Times; Susan Shultz

Second Place

Centuries-old mystery solved by Westport Historical Society; Westport News; Liana Teixeira

Third Place

Magnet lottery rigged for suburbanites; New Haven Independent; Christopher Peak

Regional A

First Place

Missing money, lax oversight in Bridgeport scrap-for-cash scandal; Connecticut Post; Bill Cummings

Second Place

Critics worry New Haven schools sacrifice counselors for security guards.; New Haven Register; Brian Zahn

Third Place

Plagued by crime; Waterbury Republican-American; Harrison Connery

Regional B

First Place

‘They’re wrong’: Embattled Norwalk school board member tries to clear name; The Hour; Justin Papp

Second Place

Parents heavy with concern over lead; Journal Inquirer; Michelle France

Third Place

Greenwich’s Hoarding Task Force is busier than you might think; Greenwich Time; Tatiana Flowers

Regional C  (Magazine)

First Place

Beating the heat; Today Magazine; Bruce Deckert

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Foreclosed dreams; NBC 30; Len Besthoff, Dave Mulligan

Second Place

How do you pronounce Norfolk?; NBC 30; Heidi Voight, Gregg Monte

News Photo

Hyperlocal

First Place

Fiery Merritt Crash injures four; WestportNow.com; Gordon Joseloff

Regional A

First Place

Body search; The Day; Dana Jensen

Second Place

Inaugural hair day; Hartford Courant; Mark Mirko

Regional B

First Place

Glider through the roof; News-Times; H John Voorhees III

Second Place

Ember alert; Journal Inquirer; Jim Michaud

Non-Page 1 Layout

Hyperlocal

First Place

Fighting apocalypse fatigue, one exhibit at a time; Harbor News; Jennifer Corthell

Regional A

First Place

Oceans apart; New Haven Register; Sue Nusbaum

Second Place

College basketball preview; Hartford Courant; Chris Moore

Regional B

First Place

MLB veteran hoping to get back into affiliated baseball; New Britain Herald; Bradford Carroll

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

The bud boom: Cannabis is coming, and so is a complex new ecosystem revolving around it.; Connecticut Magazine; Greg Moody

Second Place

Wacky contraptions; Hartford Magazine; Chris Moore

Third Place

Rise and dine: Connecticut’s best breakfast; Connecticut Magazine; Greg Moody

Page 1 Layout

Regional A

First Place

Remember D-Day; The Day; John Ruddy

Second Place

Under siege; Waterbury Republican-American; Jim Flynn

Regional B

First Place

Trump impeached; Middletown Press; Sue Nusbaum

Second Place

Love wins; News-Times; Susan Nusbaum

Third Place

A stormy day; The Chronicle; Lauren Flaum

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Christmas gifts made in Connecticut; Hartford Magazine; Chris Moore

Second Place

How long will you live? The surprising ways your community may affect your life expectancy; Connecticut Magazine; Greg Moody

Photo Essay

Hyperlocal

First Place

Scenes from Nov. 19 Norwalk BoE meeting – Will there be a repeat Tuesday?; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Second Place

Some Norwalk photos #3a: More mall; NancyonNorwalk; Nancy Guenther Chapman

Regional A

First Place

Reporting for duty; The Day; Sean D. Elliot

Second Place

Prison hosts family dance; Hartford Courant; Brad Horrigan

Regional B

First Place

Helium heroes; The Hour; Sue Nusbaum, Tyler Sizemore

Second Place

Police officer honored; The Hour; Erik Trautmann

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Final destination; Seasons Magazine; Stan Godlewski

Religion

Hyperlocal

First Place

All of us together; Valley Courier; Pem McNerney

Regional A

First Place

The rise and fall of Rev. Daniel McSheffery; Hartford Courant; Dave Altimari

Second Place

Anti-semitism in Connecticut: A short history; Connecticut Post; Jordan Fenster

Third Place

Monsignor demands apology; Connecticut Post; Daniel Tepfer

Regional B

First Place

Mother Mary: In Riverside, residents unearth, restore a sacred part of the past; Greenwich Time; Jo Kroeker

Second Place

Startup broadcaster brings EWTN programming to WNLK-AM; Fairfield County Business Journal; Phil Hall

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

Nearer to God; Hartford Magazine; Rand Richards Cooper

Second Place

Embracing tradition: Interfaith families; Seasons Magazine; Cara McDonough

Regional D – No winner chosen

Reporting Series

Hyperlocal

First Place

For the kids: Person of the week; Valley Courier; Rita Christopher

Second Place

Talk of the Town: Reviewing the Connecticut General Assembly with elected officials; Town Times – Prime Publishers; Gabriel Pietrorazio and Nicholas Perugini

Reporting Series

Regional A

First Place

Harassed at work; Connecticut Post; Kaitlyn Krasselt, Emilie Munson

Second Place

Sewage overflows: Legal but tainted (3-parts); Connecticut Health I-Team; Christine Woodside, Melanie Stengel

Third Place

Your money, your state; Connecticut Post; Ken Dixon, Bill Cummings, Kaitlyn Krasset, Dan Haar

Regional B

First Place

Broken system: Examining Hartford’s high and inequitable tax structure; Hartford Business Journal; Greg Bordonaro, Matt Pilon, Sean Teehan

Second Place

Rise and fall of pro baseball in New Britain; New Britain Herald; Ryan Chichester

Third Place

The slow return of housing; Stamford Advocate; Paul Schott

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Hidden in plain sight: Mysterious places you never knew were in Connecticut; NBC 30; Dan Corcoran, Jon Wardle

Second Place

Sisters for life; WFSB; Denise D’Ascenzo, Eric Budney, Tracy Furey

Sports Column

Regional A

First Place

How little we know; Hartford Courant; Mike Anthony

Second Place

No bathing suit, no problem for this Berlin woman; Hartford Courant; Lori Riley

Third Place

Jack Street touchdown pass for Newtown; Connecticut Post; Jeff Jacobs

Regional B

First Place

Merge was spark to title for Innovation basketball; New Britain Herald; Ryan Chichester

Second Place

Time to move on, dad; The Chronicle; Michael Sypher

Third Place

Video clip provides motivation for CCSU football; New Britain Herald; David Glovach

Sports Feature

Hyperlocal

First Place

First Tee teaches golf, life skills; Glastonbury LIFE; Mara Dresner

Second Place

North Haven football supports Zak Radziunas at 15th annual Spring Brawl; North Haven Courier; Chris Piccirillo

Third Place

GHS girls’ rugby taking it to the next level; Greenwich Sentinel; Paul Silverfarb

 

Regional A

First Place

Lack of respect; Hartford Courant; Mike Anthony

Second Place

Seeing a world of possibilities; Hartford Courant; Mike Anthony

Third Place

After Hurricane Marina, Paula Hernandez finds a home with Woodstock Academy volleyball; GameTimeCT.com; Dave Stewart

Regional B

First Place

CCSU football player meets girl whose life he saved; New Britain Herald; David Glovach

Second Place

Capstone project tackles social issue; The Chronicle; Richard Zalusky

Third Place

Trevethan dedicates state title to beloved mentor; New Britain Herald; Ryan Chichester

Regional C (Magazine)

First Place

A question of fairness; Connecticut Voice; Dawn Ennis

Second Place

Game on: Special Olympics celebrates 50th; Seasons Magazine; Teresa Pelham

Third Place

Going to the mat; WAG Magazine; Phil Hall

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

One-handed MMA fighter excels and inspires; NBC 30; Matt Finkel

Second Place

Meeting your match; WFSB; Elliott Polakoff

Third Place

Blind baseball broadcaster; NBC 30; Matt Finkel

Sports News

Hyperlocal

First Place

Old Saybrook boys’ soccer claims second-straight state title; Harbor News; Chris Negrini

Regional A

First Place

A week to remember, reflect for Newtown football team; GameTimeCT.com; Sean Patrick Bowley

Second Place

Esports is sweeping the nation; Hartford Courant; Shawn McFarland

Third Place

How youth baseball leagues adjust to low participation; Hartford Courant; Alex Putterman

Regional B

First Place

New Canaan’s Drew Pyne inspired by 8-year-old Ryan Berg’s battle against cancer; Stamford Advocate; Dave Stewart

Second Place

New challenge awaits veteran coach; The Chronicle; Michael Sypher

Third Place

CCSU football wins NEC championship; New Britain Herald; David Glovach

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

The Yard Goats Hispanic heritage; NBC 30; Miguel Santiesteban

Second Place

Meeting your match; WFSB; Elliott Polakoff

Third Place

Patriots Super Bowl sendoff; WFSB; Elliott Polakoff

Sports Photo

Hyperlocal

First Place

Celebrating; WestportNow.com; Chris Greer

Second Place

Commanding attention; North Haven Courier; Kelley Fryer

Regional A

First Place

Flagrant foul; The Day; Sean D. Elliot

Second Place

Flippin’ good kick; Waterbury Republican-American; Jim Shannon

Third Place

The speed of light; Hartford Courant; Brad Horrigan

Regional B

First Place

Weston stops Barlow, HS football; News-Times; H John Voorhees III

Second Place

Fighting for the ball; Record-Journal; Aaron Flaum

Video Storytelling

Hyperlocal

First Place

Ramirez honored by Norwalk Police, city leaders; NancyonNorwalk; Harold F. Cobin

Second Place

Kitchen fire knocks out Cranbury eatery; NancyonNorwalk; Harold F. Cobin

Third Place

Fedor hopes ‘The Barnacle’ will reduce towing of illegally parked cars; NancyonNorwalk; Harold F. Cobin

Regional A

First Place

The 2019 CIAC class L football championship: St. Joseph vs. Hand; GameTimeCT.com; Sean Patrick Bowley

Second Place

Take a video tour of Derby’s new Ryan Sports Complex and JR Payden Field House; GameTimeCT.com; Sean Patrick Bowley

Third Place

Danbury’s Rosetti overcomes speech impediment to standout at QB; GameTimeCT.com; Pete Paguaga

Regional B

First Place

Watch special needs man bring joy, music to Greenwich; Greenwich Time; Tyler Sizemore, Tatiana Flowers

Second Place

Owners ‘devastated,’ fire officials investigate blaze at Tops Marketplace in Southington; Record-Journal; Richie Rathsack, Mary Ellen Godin

Third Place

Kensington State Fish Hatchery supervisor talks fishing season; Record-Journal; Ashley Kus

Regional D (Broadcast)

First Place

Turf manager; NBC 30; David Mulligan

Second Place

The cobbler; NBC 30; David Mulligan

Third Place

Making bats for the big league; Telemundo Connecticut; Miguel Santiesteban

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