- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Winners for the 2014 Iowa APME Newswriting and Photo Contest winners were announced on Friday.

They are:

Newswriting Sweepstakes

The Des Moines Register, Staff, Younkers fire.

Photo Sweepstakes

The Des Moines Register, Christopher Gannon, Younkers fire.

First Amendment Award

The Des Moines Register, Staff, Two lawsuits seek the release of public records.

Bill Wundram Award for Column Writing

The Des Moines Register, Kyle Munson.

Mark Twain Award

The Messenger.

Newswriting

Division A

Business

First, Daily Times Herald, Audrey Ingram, Rise in Iowa craft brewing; second, Daily Times Herald, Jared Strong, Superfast Internet debuts in Carroll; third, Clinton Herald, Brenden West, New developers emerge.

Business Feature

First, Daily Times Herald, Audrey Ingram, Needle & thread; second Iowa City Press-Citizen, Aly Brown, Building a performance arts wonderland; third, Clinton Herald, Rachel Fredericksen, Celebrating a century.

Continuing Coverage

First, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Staff, Sexual assaults on the University of Iowa campus; second, Daily Times Herald, Audrey Ingram and Douglas Burns, Schools tax vote; third, Clinton Herald, Staff, Wolfe sisters slaying.

Editorials

First, Clinton Herald, Scott Levine, Target closure; second, Daily Times Herald, Audrey Ingram, Vote ‘yes’ for Carroll’s ISL; third, Daily Times Herald, Douglas Burns, Break the book fight.

General Features

First, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Josh O’Leary, Off the ash heap; second, Daily Times Herald, Logan Kahler, Generosity knows no name; third Clinton Herald, Amy Kent, Clinton couple married nearly 70 years.

Interpretive Story or Series

First, Daily Times Herald, Brett Christie, Sticking together; second, Daily Times Herald, Rebecca McKinsey, Brothers behind bars; third, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Mitchell Schmidt, Heroin deaths on the rise.

Investigative Reporting

First, Clinton Herald, Brenden West, The broken society.

News Graphics

First, Daily Times Herald, Beckham Miller, Online onboard; second, Daily Times Herald, Beckham Miller, Brothers behind bars.

Sports Enterprise

First, Daily Times Herald, Brett Christie, Sticking together; second, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Ryan Murken,270 wins and counting; third, Clinton Herald, Zach James, Facebook frenzy.

Sports Spot News

First, Clinton Herald, Jon Gremmels and Brenden West, Clinton Community College cuts sports; second, Clinton Herald, Jon Gremmels, Hawks dig deep; third, Clinton Herald, Zach James, No trying in baseball.

Spot News Reporting

First, Clinton Herald, Brenden West, ‘Nobody happy about this’; second, Daily Times Herald, Ben Rodgers, Scrappers steal 550 flagpoles; third, Clinton Herald, Brenden West and Rachel Fredericksen, Target closure ‘sad news’.

Wire Presentation

First, Clinton Herald, Staff, Election 2014.

Division B

Business, First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Jim Offner, Facebook posts; second, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Jim Offner, Windstorm: Rock Island Clean Line; third, Sioux City Journal, Dave Dreeszen, Game over?

Business Feature

First, Sioux City Journal, Dave Dreeszen, Sioux Falls venue a test for Tyson; second, Sioux City Journal, Dave Dreeszen, Economic operation; third, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Jim Offner, Museum displays pride of Waterloo.

Continuing News Coverage

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Christinia Crippes, Iowa juvenile home stories; second, Globe Gazette, John Skipper, RV ordinance; third, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Christinia Crippes, Immigration stories.

Editorials

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Terry Hudson, Wrong meeting for councilman’s questions; second, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Terry Hudson, The cowardice of anonymity met with a show of solidarity; third, Sioux City Journal, Mike Gors, Lunches involving county supervisors should stop.

General Features

First, The Daily Nonpareil, John Schreier, Remembering the little ones; second, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Pat Kinney, Letters from Vietnam; third, Sioux City Journal, Chris Coates, Observations of childbirth, Act 2.

Interpretive Story or Series

First, Globe Gazette, Kristin Buehner, Beating victim: Voices in his head won; second Globe Gazette, Peggy Senzarino, Pleading insanity seldom effective; third, Sioux City Journal, Molly Montag, Mugshots online: Fair game or unfair?

Investigative Reporting

First, Sioux City Journal, Dolly Butz and Molly Montag, Special report: Siouxland mental health; second, Sioux City Journal, Nick Hytrek, Contaminated land remains; third, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Mike Anderson and McKenzie Elmer, Mental health stories.

News Graphics

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Alan Simmer, Waterloo tree inventory; second, Sioux City Journal, Staff, A new downtown roadmap; third, Sioux City Journal, Staff, Economic operation.

Online Special Package

First, Sioux City Journal, Dawn Sagert, Joey Marsh’s surprise homecoming.

Sports Enterprise

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Jim Sullivan, Carson Tigges, Nick Petaros and Jim Nelson, Aug. 3-6 series; second, Globe Gazette, Jared Patterson, Jeremy Koenigs, Blake Schultz and David Durbala, Hall of Fame summer series; third, Sioux City Journal, Jeff Budlong, The Olympic dream.

Sports Spot News

First, The Daily Nonpareil, John Schreier, Falcons stage second-half comeback; second, Globe Gazette, Jared Patterson, 1 to remember; third, Globe Gazette, Jared Patterson, A team, a dream a reality.

Spot News Reporting

First, Globe Gazette, Staff, Toxic fire; second The Daily Nonpareil, John Schreier and Mike Brownlee, Oakland, Loveland, Missouri Valley damaged by severe storms; third, Sioux City Journal, Molly Montag and T.J. Fowler, Moment of truth.

Wire Presentation

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Staff, Wire presentation of coverage of 2014 election.

Division C

Business

First, The Des Moines Register, Donnelle Eller, Iowa’s economic reboot; second, The Des Moines Register, Patt Johnson and Daniel Finney, D.M. based Dahl’s files $41 million bankruptcy petition; third, The Des Moines Register, Matthew Patane and Timothy Meinch, Big data boom for W.D.M.

Business Feature

First, The Des Moines Register, Matthew Patane, More than just jobs growing in Lee County; second, The Des Moines Register, Donnelle Eller, Ag losses create economic uncertainty; third, The Des Moines Register, Patt Johnson and Jordan Creek, Jordan Creek.

Continuing News Coverage

First, The Des Moines Register, Jason Noble and Jeffrey Kummer, Senate race TV s pending doubles in Iowa; second, Quad-City Times, Barb Ickes and Brian Wellner, Child pornography investigation at mobile home park; third, The Des Moines Register, Jennifer Jacobs, Plenty of punches and a fiery finish.

Editorials

First, The Des Moines Register, Staff, Iowa people betrayed by ‘the people’s law’; second, Quad-City Times, Mark Ridolfi, Iowa pushes alcohol consumption even higher; third, The Des Moines Register, Staff, College debit cards need more transparency.

General Features

First, The Des Moines Register, Kyle Munson, Medical mystery; second, The Des Moines Register, Daniel Finney, You were the anchor that held us steady; third, The Des Moines Register, Michael Morain, The ‘Nutcracker’ Chronicles: For one pack of baby mice, months of work.

Interpretive Story or Series

First, The Des Moines Register, Sharyn Jackson, Christopher Gannon and Donnelle Eller, Harvest of change; second, The Des Moines Register, Kyle Munson and Rodney White, Field of Dreams at 25; third, The Des Moines Register, Lynn Hicks and Rodney White, Feeding China.

Investigative Reporting

First, The Des Moines Register, Clark Kauffman, Critical stage; second, The Des Moines Register, Jason Clayworth, State makes secret payouts to ex-workers; third, The Des Moines Register, Clark Kauffman, Left waiting.

Online Special Package

First, Quad-City Times, Staff, The Q-C in 50.

Sports Enterprise

First, The Des Moines Register, Chris Cuellar, Are we reaching too high?; second The Des Moines Register, Chris Cuellar, Youth sports reveals the character of participants as well as parents; third, Quad-City Times, Don Doxsie, It’s in the 2-plays.

Sports Spot News

First, The Des Moines Register, Rick Brown, Leader’s fervor, fans’ devotion a profound duo; second, The Des Moines Register, Bryce Miller, A final fist pump to Johnny Orr; third, Quad-City Times, Matt Coss, Pleasant Valley stripped of state title.

Spot News Reporting

First, The Des Moines Register, Staff, Younkers fire; second Quad-City Times, Tara Becker, Sheley guilty of 4 murders; third, The Des Moines Register, Katherine Klingseis, Regina Zilbermints, Sharyn Jackson and Christopher Gannon, Veishea riot.

Wire Presentation

First place, Quad-City Times, Staff, Quad-City Times election wire presentation.

Photos

Division A

Business Photos

First, Daily Times Herald, Jared Strong, Local gearheads are the Extreme Auto Hunters; second, Clinton Herald, Amy Kent, L’Arch core member Darren Dreher signs a document; third, Daily Times Herald, Larry Devine, Carnegie Cafe dishes up a novel theme.

Feature Photos

First, Daily Times Herald, Jeff Storjohann, Crowning catch; second, Daily Times Herald, Larry Devine, ‘Time to start living out our dreams’; third, Daily Times Herald, Larry Devine, Big effort in pedal-tractor pull.

General News Photos

First, Daily Times Herald, Jeff Storjohann, Two by two; second, Daily Times Herald, Jeff Storjohann, Out of snowhere; third, Iowa City Press-Citizen, David Scrivner, Flooding no match for some.

Picture Story

First, Daily Times Herald, Jeff Storjohann, Salute to firefighter; second, Daily Times Herald, Larry Devine, 61st annual water carnival a wild ride; third, Daily Times Herald, Larry Devine, Lake City’s Western Days.

Sports Action

First place, Daily Times Herald, Jeff Storjohann, Day two at the blue oval; second, Daily Times Herald, Jeff Storjohann, Kuemper Catholic’s kale Peter; third, Iowa City Press-Citizen, David Scrivner, Regina dominance.

Sports Feature

First, Iowa City Press-Citizen, David Scrivner, Playoff victory; second, Iowa City Press-Citizen, David Scrivner, District finals loss; third, Daily Times Herald, Jeff Storjohann, Focused freestyle.

Spot News Photo

First, Daily Times Herald, Rebecca McKinsey, Deputies search backyards; second, Daily Times Herald, Jared Strong, Drunk man incites 3-hour standoff; third, Daily Times Herald, Jared Strong, DNA links man to murder.

Division B

Business Photos

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Matthew Putney, Ragbrai bike painting; second, The Daily Nonpareil, Joe Shearer, Ameristar hits jackpot on Casino Player awards; third, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Brandon Pollock, Queen of peace.

Feature Photos

First, Sioux City Journal, Dawn Sagert, Solemn reunion; second, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Brandon Pollock, Highland prairie plant; third, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Brandon Pollock, Raindrop flowers.

General News Photos

First, The Daily Nonpareil, Joe Shearer, Back to school; second, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Brandon Pollock, Large group speech; third, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Tiffany Rushing, Valentine’s dance.

Picture Story

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Brandon Pollock and Courtney Collins, Passenger car accident with a train; second, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Matthew Putney, Daddy daughter dance; third, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Brandon Pollock, Fall colors.

Sports Action

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Matthew Puntey, Touchdown dive; second, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Tiffany Rushing, Reinbeck Columbus soccer; third, Sioux City Journal, Tim Hynds, Comeback falls short.

Sports Feature

First, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Brandon Pollock, Northern Iowa Indiana basketball; second, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Tiffany Rushing, Big win; third, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Brandon Pollock, Sectional wrestling.

Spot News Photo

First, Globe Gazette, Aaron Thomas, Tornado damage; second, Globe Gazette, Jeff Heinz, Blizzard photo; third, Globe Gazette, Jeff Heinz, House fire.

Division C

Business Photos

First, Quad-City Times, Kevin Schmidt, South Park Mall; second, The Des Moines Register, Charlie Litchfield, Entrepreneurial waters; third, The Des Moines Register, Christopher Gannon, Grain gaze.

Feature Photos

First, Quad-City Times, Jeff Cook, Cold weather; second, Quad-City Times, Louis Brems, Splash; third, Quad-City Times, Jeff Cook, Bike ride.

General News Photos

First, The Des Moines Register, Christopher Gannon, Full, fast and furious; second The Des Moines Register, Rodney White, Reduced to rubble; third, Quad-City Times, John Schultz, Ice challenge.

Picture Story

First, The Des Moines Register, Andrea Melendez, #TeamBaker; second, Quad-City Times, John Schultz, Tweed ride; third, Quad-City Times, Jeff Cook, Mad farmer.

Sports Action

First, The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave, Touchdown reach; second, Quad-City Times, John Schultz, Diving catch; third, The Des Moines Register, Rodney White, Sideways rodeo.

Sports Feature

First, The Des Moines Register, Charlie Litchfield, North high hoops; second Quad-City Times, Jeff Cook, Soccer fan; third, The Des Moines Register, Christopher Gannon, Winning grin.

Spot News Photo

First, The Des Moines Register, Christopher Gannon, Younkers fire aftermath; second, The Des Moines Register, Charlie Litchfield, Rock Rapids flooding; third, Quad-City Times, Kevin Schmidt, Truck eating bridge.


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