We are happy to share the news that six Roanoke Times staffers have won Excellence in Features Writing awards from the Society for Features Journalism. The annual contest recognizes superb features work, and entries are judged in three circulation divisions: up to 90,000, 90,001-199,999 and 200,000 and up. The Roanoke Times competed in the “up to 90,000″ division.
Here’s a list of our winners:
Features Specialty: Lindsey Nair, first place (for her food stories on vinegar infusions, a “growoscope” for gardeners and about experimenting with standards.)
Features website: Roanoke Times, second place (for the plateup.roanoke.com microsite)
General commentary: Aaron McFarling, first place (for his columns on UVa after the ACC loss, Dale Earnhardt Jr., U.S. women’s soccer team losing in the World Cup)
General feature: Beth Macy, first place (for her story on Micah Sword, part of our 2011 series on PTSD)
Headlines: Sheri Poore, third place
Series/Project: Beth Macy, Ralph Berrier Jr., Sarah Bruyn Jones, first place (for their stories in the PTSD series)
Short feature: Beth Macy, second place (for a story about the spelling bee).
A&E Commentary: Lindsey Nair, honorable mention
A full list of winners can be found here.