Star-Bulletin takesBy Mary Adamski
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The Honolulu Star-Bulletin was named tops in 10 categories and collected a total of 21 trophies in the annual Hawaii Publishers Association Pa'i awards presentation.
The afternoon newspaper swept the "excellence in design" division and took first-place awards for editorial series, editorial column, sports reporting, business and industry reporting, arts and entertainment, feature photography, essay photography, informational graphics and for its Web site.
Awards presented yesterday at the Hawaii Publishers Association annual luncheon at Hilton Hawaiian Village also included two first places and a total of nine trophies to the Honolulu Advertiser, two first places among three awards won by the Hawaii Tribune-Herald and one first place among five awards to the Maui News.
Mainland journalism professionals, including writers, photographers, editors and professors, judge the entries.
Among the Honolulu Star-Bulletin awards was third prize in the Business and Industry category for the staff coverage of plans by its owners to close the 117-year-old newspaper.
The judges commented: "It was a huge story and the Star-Bulletin covered it in a masterful way. We judges were particularly struck with the unique mission the Star-Bulletin's newsroom was called to undertake: in effect, to cover itself in a complex scenario that affected the entire state. Professional discipline, accuracy, restraint and good sense had to have been close and constant companions to all the editors and writers. The entire story was covered with care and courage."
SPOT NEWS REPORTINGFirst: Hawaii Tribune-Herald -- "Schweitzer Brothers Impending Indictment"
Second: Honolulu Advertiser, Advertiser staff -- "Quiet Gunman Kills 7"
Third: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Dana Williams, Cynthia Oi -- "Justice for Dana"
EDITORIAL FEATUREFirst: Honolulu Magazine -- "Ho'ola Olelo Hawaii"
Second: Hana Hou Magazine -- "Youthful Indiscretions: "Fessing Up to Local Fads"
Third: Spirit of Aloha -- "The Ala Wai: Waikiki's Grand Canal"
EDITORIAL SERIESFirst: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Rob Perez -- "What Price Paradise?"
Second: Honolulu Advertiser -- "First Generation: Hawaii's Newest Immigrants"
Third: Hawaii Tribune-Herald -- "Big Island, Big Dreams"
EDITORIAL OPINIONFirst: Honolulu Advertiser -- "True Welfare Reform Will Not Come Easily"
Second: Lahaina News -- "Playground Situation Stinks"
Third: Waikiki News -- "Will We Ever Learn?"
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTINGFirst: Honolulu Advertiser, Kevin Dayton, stories on state government cronyism
Second: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Rick Daysog "How Bishop Estate Lobbied the Clinton White House"
Third: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ian Lind -- "Gary Rodrigues' possible conflicts of interest"
EDITORIAL COLUMN/DEPARTMENTFirst: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Dave Shapiro -- "Volcanic Ash"
Second: Island Scene, Michael Tsai -- "Running Commentary"
Third: Maui News, Rick Chatenever -- "Making the Scene"
SPORTS REPORTINGFirst: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Rod Ohira -- "Pee Wee Football Heroes"
Second: Island Scene, Kate McKee, story on 78-year-old paddler Audrey Sutherland
Third: Honolulu Advertiser, Ferd Lewis, profile of University of Hawaii football coach June Jones
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY REPORTINGFirst: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Rob Perez -- "What Price Paradise?"
Second: Honolulu Magazine, John Heckathorn, story on the impending shutdown of the Star-Bulletin
Third: Honolulu Star-Bulletin staff -- "The 'Demise' of the Star-Bulletin"
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTFirst: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Cynthia Oi -- "Merrie Master" George Naope interview
Second: Maui News, Rick Chatenever, movie review of "American Beauty"
Third: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tim Ryan -- "A musical laboratory" Asian Youth Orchestra
SPORTS NEWS PHOTOGRAPHYFirst: Maui News, Eugene Tanner, football photo
Second: Maui News, Matthew Thayer, rodeo photo
Third: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, George F. Lee
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (NEWSPRINT)First: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, George F. Lee -- "I Just Want To Fly"
Second: Honolulu Advertiser, Jeff Widner
Third: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Dennis Oda -- "Halo Over Honolulu"
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (COATED STOCK)First: Hawaii Hotel Network, Linda Ching
Second: Guest Informant, Sylvain Cazenav, surfing photo
No third place
SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHYFirst: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, William Ing, photo involving a double drowning
Second: Maui News, Matthew Thayer, photo of complex car accident
Third: Honolulu Advertiser, Cory Lum -- "Gunman Kills 7"
ESSAY PHOTOGRAPHY (NEWSPRINT)First: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, George F. Lee -- "The Road to Mandalay"
Second: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ken Ige -- "Mauna Loa Winter Wonders" and (continued).
No third place
ESSAY PHOTOGRAPHY (COATED STOCK)First: Hana Hou Magazine -- "Hawaiian Time: A Day in the Life of Hawaiian Airlines"
Second: Guest Informant -- "The Pure Joy of Surfing"
No third place
VISITOR PUBLICATION PHOTOGRAPHYFirst: Hawaii Hotel Network -- "Ola!"
Second: Guest Informant -- "Beyond the End of the Road"
Third: Network Media, Linda Ching -- "Children of the Rainbow"
EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN (NEWSPRINT)First: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Lucy Young-Oda, "Millennium Specials"
Second: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Mike Rovner -- "Sail of the Century"
Third: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Mike Rovner -- "UH Football -- New Direction"
EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN (COATED)First: Honolulu Magazine -- "A Brief History of Homes in Hawaii
Second: Island Scene -- "A Heads Up on Migraine"
Third: Network Media -- "First Encounters"
VISITOR PUBLICATION COVER DESIGNFirst: Guest Informant
No second or third
INFORMATIONAL GRAPHICS (NEWSPRINT)First: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, David Swann, Mike Rovner -- "The Voyage to Rapa Nui"
Second: Honolulu Advertiser, Greg Taylor, Davin Iyamatsu, Martha Hernandez, Stephen Downes -- "Hokule'a's voyage to Rapa Nui"
Third: Honolulu Advertiser
EDITORIAL CARTOONFirst: Island Business Magazine, Honolulu Publishing, Wineville James, cartoon about Hawaii's anti-business climate
Second: Honolulu Weekly, John Pritchett, two cartoons featuring a long decline in Hawaii's economy
Third: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Corky Trinidad, Tiger Woods cartoon
PUBLICATION WEB SITEFirst: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Blaine Fergerstrom, Ken Andrade -- "Starbulletin.com"
Second: Maui Time Magazine
No third prize awarded
DIRECTORIESFirst: Hawaii Building Guide (Trade Publishing)
Second: Best of Oahu (Network Media)
Third: Japanese Chamber of Commerce (Obun Hawaii)
PROGRAM BOOKLETFirst: 1999 Parade of Homes (PMP Publications)
Second: AIA Design Awards (Honolulu Publishing)
Third: Cherry Blossom Festival (Obun Hawaii)
TRADE MAGAZINEFirst: Building Industry (Trade Publishing)
Second: This Week Maui
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