The City Paper likes to toot its own horn once a year, around the same time that the South Carolina Press Association announces its annual award winners — because we often come out of the contest like gangbusters. 2013 was no different.
Staff Writer Paul Bowers won first place in news feature writing for his story on Tony the Peanut Man and first in profile feature writing for his ode to Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. He took second place in education reporting and in enterprise reporting (for the vacant home story "Troublesome Houses)," and he got third place in reporting in depth on Skip ReVille and in the Judson Chapman Award category for his story "Unbalanced Diet."
On the art side, editorial cartoonist Steve Stegelin won first place in all-weekly cartoons, while art director Scott Suchy took second for his mixed-media illustration of The Citadel's Shame, a November 2011 cover story.
Our 2012 Pride Issue received the first place award in the lifestyle/feature special edition or section category, and our Sun Surf Sand Beach Guide from May 2012 won second place for feature specialty publication or magazine.
The ceremony will be held tonight in Greenville.