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Our annual Better Newspaper Contest, which also includes magazines and online news sites, recognizes the best in Nevada journalism each year. Awards are presented in many categories, including news and feature writing, photos, design, advertising and opinion, during the NPA’s convention and banquet in September.

Story of the Year: Children in Crisis

Story of the Year Jackie Valley Las Vegas Sun Children In Crisis Judge’s comments: Jackie’s ‘Children in Crisis’ series sheds light on a troubling issue: the number of children struggling with mental health problems and the difficulties families face trying to get their children help. As I read this series …

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Silver Star winner Tara Addeo

Tara Addeo The Record-Courier Tara Addeo has always been a winner. During her three years with The Record-Courier she has demonstrated a high level of leadership, determination and positivity. Tara heads ups the local F.E.A.T. (Families for Early Autism Treatment) organization along with running their yearly fundraiser. She is also …

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Community service: When newspapers step up

Among all the individual awards at the annual Nevada Press Association convention, one of the most important and prestigious of our honors sometimes gets overlooked. The award — for community service — recognizes the effort that newspapers and their staffs make to be leaders and contributors, whether it be for …

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Silver Star winner Danny Miller

Silver Star Award Danny Miller Nevada Magazine From the nomination: Danny Miller is the production manager for Nevada Magazine, but that’s just his title. His dedication to the continued success of the magazine and it’s website goes far beyond the job description. We couldn’t do this without him. Judge’s comment: …

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Outstanding Journalists

The Nevada Press Association’s top individual awards go to outstanding journalists in two categories. Here are this year’s winners. For Urban Daily, Urban Weeklies and Magazines: Yesenia Amaro Las Vegas Review-Journal From the nomination: Yesenia Amaro is an unstoppable force. In two short years as a Review-Journal staff writer, covering …

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