Victoria Advocate claims 19 state awards, including 2 'Star' honors
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The Victoria Advocate won 19 awards, including seven first-place honors, at the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors' annual convention Saturday in Tyler.
Former creative services director Ryan Huddle won Class AAA Star Designer of the Year for his imaginative layouts and design work. Huddle also received individual and team recognition for his designs. Along with Star Designer of the Year, the Advocate staff received second place in the Star Breaking News Report of the Year.
Here is a list of other Advocate winners:
Best blog, honorable mention, CJ Castillo
Best video, more than two minutes, second place, Drew Stewart
Deadline writing, first place, Allison Miles
Feature writing, second place, Gabe Semenza
Feature series, first place, Erica Rodriguez, Drew Stewart, Robert Zavala, CJ Castillo
Short features, second place, Kayla Bell
General news column, honorable mention, Jennifer Preyss
Comment and Criticism, first place, Aprill Brandon
Business reporting, honorable mention, Allison miles
Specialty reporting, third place, Jennifer Preyss
Spot news photo, second place, Frank Tilley
Feature photo, second place, Frank Tilley
News page design, third place, John Hornberg
Feature page design, first place, Ryan Huddle
Team page design, first place, Ryan Huddle, Meredith Cash and Shari Prenzler
Best info graphic, first place and honorable mention, Robert Zavala
The Advocate competes against newspapers with circulations ranging from 30,000 to 124,999. The APME awards are considered the top honor in Texas daily newspaper and digital journalism.