Cape Gazette wins Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association 2019 News Organization of the Year!
The Cape Gazette won several awards during this year’s Maryland-Delaware- D.C. Press Association virtual conference in May. The awards were for work done during 2019 in advertising and news categories.
On the strength of our news awards, the Cape Gazette was named News Organization of the Year throughout the region for our division which includes non-daily newspapers in the 10,000 to 20,000 circulation category.
Competition was tough this year. There are lots of excellent community newspapers doing in their communities what we’re doing for our community. We’re proud to be among them. Journalists are working harder than ever to keep our democracy well informed. We want to make decisions with good information, and we want our readers to know what our leaders are doing at all levels of local government.
Independently owned and operated, the Cape Gazette answers only to you, our readers and our advertisers. From our first edition on Memorial Day weekend in 1993, our goal has always been the same: to be the best community newspaper we possibly can be. We live and work in a first-class part of the world with vibrant community organizations, innovative entrepreneurs and businesspeople, excellent schools, great natural resources and people who care.
Thanks to our continually growing subscriber base which is now past the 8,000 mark, thousands more papers sold each Tuesday and Friday on the newsstand, and thousands more readers every day online, the Cape Gazette has never reached farther into our Delaware Cape Region market.
Here’s a list of the awards we received this year:
First Place - Best Photo Gallery Deny Howeth Touch O’Green in Milton
Second Place - Best Photo Gallery Deny Howeth Erosion threatens Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse in Lewes
First Place - Best Use of Interactive Media Chris Flood Walls’ historic apartments to be razed in Rehoboth
Second Place - Breaking News Chris Flood Code Purple shelter no longer accepting men
First Place - Breaking News Photo Ron MacArthur Tornado rips through Sussex
Second Place - Continuing Coverage Ron MacArthur Housing and the homeless
Second Place - Editorial Laura Ritter Rehoboth officials continue to meet in secret
First Place - Editorial Cartoon Chris Wildt Gluttonous Gulls
Second Place - Editorial Cartoon James Patterson Growth gift
First Place - Education Reporting Melissa Steele Delaware college students piling up debt
Second Place - Environmental Reporting Melissa Steele, Ryan Mavity, Chris Flood Bacteria in Delaware Bay coverage
First Place - Feature Photo Deny Howeth Ghost Bike Is Tribute to Fallen Cyclist Jay Kirby
First Place - Feature Story: Profile Chris Flood Sea Witch celebrity: This is my last festival
First Place - Features-driven Multimedia Storytelling Nick Roth, Rob Waters Banner planes: A beach tradition
Second Place - Features-driven Multimedia Storytelling Deny Howeth, Rob Waters Milford Ladybug Festival shines bright
Second Place - General News Photo Ron MacArthur Step back in time at Fort Miles
First Place - General News Story Ellen Driscoll Fox fracas leads to quarantine for Dewey dog
Second Place - General News Story Deny Howeth State police initiative nabs 19 violators
First Place - General Web Site Excellence Catherine Tanzer, Nathalie Willard, Laura Ritter www.capegazette.com
First Place - Headline Jen Ellingsworth Fox fracas leads to quarantine for Dewey dog
Second Place - Headline Jen Ellingsworth Five Points board throws book at library
Second Place - Investigative Reporting Melissa Steele Five Points board throws book at library
Second Place - News Page Design Jen Ellingsworth Sussex council weighs transportation district
Second Place - News-driven Art or Illustrations Chris Foster Massey’s Ditch to be dredged
First Place - News-driven Multimedia Storytelling Nick Roth, Rob Waters K-9 reports for duty in Cape Henlopen State Park
Second Place - News-driven Multimedia Storytelling Nick Roth, Rob Waters Second annual Lewes fireworks dazzle thousands
Second Place - Photo Series Deny Howeth Blue skies, bright smiles at historical Nanticoke Indian Powwow
First Place - Public Notice Reporting Chris Flood Massey’s Ditch to be dredged
First Place - Public Service Deny Howeth Need To Feed: Milton Food Pantry Seeks Help
Second Place - Public Service Chris Flood Inland Bays turtles: Where are the signs
First Place - Sports Photo (Sports Action) Dan Cook Flipping the competition
Second Place - Sports Photo (Sports Action) Dave Frederick Cape lax stands and delivers state title in win over Sallies
First Place - Sports Story Rob Waters Zap Pro/Am World Championships of Skimboarding in Dewey Beach
First Place - State Government Melissa Steele Attorney General: Reduce charges, set lower bail
Second Place - Wild Card: Immigration in Communities Nick Roth Lewes women heading south to help migrant families
Best of Show - Restaurant / Entertainment ad - Small print only Eric Lawson, Kathy McGinty The Farmhouse is Growing Up!
First Place - Restaurant / Entertainment ad - Large print only Eric Lawson, Kathy McGinty NFL Kickoff Party
First Place - Restaurant / Entertainment ad - Small print only Eric Lawson, Kathy McGinty The Farmhouse is Growing Up!
First Place - Retail ad - Large Print only Tara Arjona, Kathy McGinty RC Carpet - New Flooring!
Second Place - Retail ad - Large Print only Eric Lawson, Cindy Bowlin Meet Jill Biden
Best of Show - Retail ad - Large Print only * Tara Arjona, Kathy McGinty RC Carpet - New Flooring!
First Place - Retail ad - Small Print only Tara Arjona, Kathy McGinty Fierce / Willow Marie
Second Place - Retail ad - Small Print only Eric Lawson, Cindy Bowlin Holiday Fair - CHSC
First Place - Advertising Campaign Teresa Rodriguez, Amanda Neafie Holiday Gift Express
First Place - Advertising-driven Special Section- in-paper product Cape Gazette Design and Advertising Staff Fall Home and Garden Guide 2019
First Place - Business (non-retail) ad - Large print only Eric Lawson, Kathy McGinty Simple Beauties
Second Place - Business (non-retail) ad - Large print only Kristin Sinnott, Cindy Bowlin Destination Wedding Specialists
Best of Show - Business (non-retail) ad - Large print only Eric Lawson, Kathy McGinty Simple Beauties
Second Place - Business (non-retail) ad - Small print only Eric Lawson, Kathy McGinty Farm to Table Dinner
First Place - New Business Concept / Wild Card Roberta Surra, Teresa Rodriguez, Staff ShoppingCape.com
Second Place - Multi-media ad Eric Lawson, Kathy McGinty Bryton Homes - Simple Beauties
Special Congratulations to
MDDC 2019 Salesperson of the Year