- The Washington Times - Friday, April 28, 2006

The Washington Times has won 14 awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association for stories, photographs, designs and artwork that appeared in the paper in 2005.

Page designer Scott J. Haring received best-in-show in the sports page design category for “Welcome Home,” which contest judges praised for its “simple concept with super impact.”

Artist Alexander Hunter won best in show in the art or illustration category for “Restoring the Magic,” which judges praised as “top-notch.”

The Times won top awards in the arts/entertainment category.

Writer Jayne Blanchard won first place for “Nature of Love Stews in ‘Goat,’” a review of Edward Albee’s play, “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?”

Writer Deborah K. Dietsch won second place in the same category for her story “Welcome to Chinatoon,” a look at the development in and around the District’s Chinatown.

Photographer Nancy Pastor won first place in the feature photo category for “Living Your Work,” which judges said captured “a beautiful moment.”

Staff writer Jim McElhatton won second place in the business/economic category for “How a D.C. Business Empire Crumbles,” a story about a former felon and D.C. businessman’s downfall.

The Times staff won second place in the spot news category for “Terror in the Heart of London,” a story about coordinated terrorist attacks that ripped through the British capital.

Staff writer Mark Zuckerman won second place in the sports story category for “Baseball’s Back with a Bang,” a story about the Washington Nationals opening day at RFK Stadium.

Former staff writer Rick Snider won second place in the sports feature story category for “Boys of Summer Again.”

Staff writer Tom Knott won second place in the sports column category for “An Ailment of the Head and the Heart,” a look at Washington Wizards player Kwame Brown.

Illustrator Bill Garner won second place in the editorial cartoon category for “Son? Mom?”

Staff writer Christian Toto won second place in the education category for “Math Gains Add Up,” a story about modern math teaching methods.

Joe Oliva Ganoza won second place in the feature/news page design for “Original Sin.”

Gregory Groesch won second place in the informational graphics category for “The First Four Years.”

The MDDC Press Association was founded in 1908. Today, the association has 164 newspaper members, which includes all of the dailies and the great majority of the non-dailies in the three jurisdictions.

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