The winners of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's 2019-20 Better Newspaper Contest were announced via a virtual awards ceremony Friday, Feb. 19, and the Superior Telegram was honored with several awards.

In the weekly newspapers division, the Superior Telegram took home the following awards:

  • Maria Lockwood, first place among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, reporting on local education.
  • Maria Lockwood, first place among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, reporting on local government.

  • Maria Lockwood, first place among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, enterprise/interpretive reporting for "Backyard chickens boom in the Northland."

  • Chris Winge and Josie Gerszek, first place among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, best newspaper promotion.

  • Gary Androsky, first place among all weeklies, best use of humor in advertising.

  • Jed Carlson, second place among all weeklies, photo gallery for "Windy Monday in Superior."

  • Jed Carlson and Maria Lockwood, second place among all weeklies, all-around newspaper photography.

  • Jed Carlson, Maria Lockwood, Shelley Nelson and Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten, second place among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, coronavirus coverage.

  • Scott Blatchford, John Badger, Craig Maki and Megan Keller, second place among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, best multiple advertiser spread.

  • Telegram staff, third place among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, general excellence.

  • Alexis Dietz, Kim Quinones and the creative team, third place among all weeklies, best real estate ad.
  • Ken Olson, honorable mention among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, sports feature story for "Myer enjoys 'Superior' career at UMD."

  • Scott Blatchford and Sally Shepherd, honorable mention among weeklies with circulation of 4,000 or more, best newspaper promotion.

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