- Associated Press - Saturday, May 31, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Associated Press Association has presented the awards for its 2013 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers.

Winners were honored Saturday at the annual state AP awards banquet at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, where New York AP broadcasters were scheduled to hold their awards dinner later in the day. The newspaper editors and broadcasters agreed to merge their boards and meet together that afternoon. They also are planning a joint daylong workshop on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Syracuse University.

Top awards, including Newspapers of Distinction, Mike Hendricks Young Journalist of the Year, and the Cromie and Kolenberg awards for photography, were announced at the banquet.

NYSAPA 2013 Contest

WRITING AND PRESENTATION

Under 15,000 circulation

Spot news reporting

1st Place, Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, Obama pays a visit, Julie Anderson, Kate Lovering, Jim Miller, Spencer Tulis

2nd Place, Dunkirk Observer, Up in flames, Greg Fox

3rd Place, The Recorder, Amsterdam, Trains collide near Fonda, Heather Nellis

Features

1st Place, The Recorder, Amsterdam, Easy does it: How Izaiah Brown put it together, one piece at a time, Michael Kelly

2nd Place, Daily News, Batavia, Wrongfully accused - Attica man trying to rebuild life two years after being exonerated on child pornography charges, Scott DeSmit

3rd Place, The Ithaca Journal, Selection of work by D. W. Nutt, D.W. Nutt

Sports

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