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Victoria Advocate wins 2 national awards in Inland Press contest

Oct. 19, 2013 at 5:19 a.m.
Updated Oct. 20, 2013 at 5:20 a.m.

The July 5 issue of the Victoria Advocate features "Party in the Sky." The photo won  an award for photo use at the Inland Press Association contest. The photo was taken by staff photographer Angeli Wright.

The Victoria Advocate is the winner of two national awards in the Inland Press Association contest.

A two-part story, "Justice from the Ashes," which focused on a woman's quest to get justice for her sister's death, placed second in the creative use of multimedia category.

"Unlike many 'big projects,' the multimedia is not relegated to silos, sidebars and collections that are secondary to the text narrative. The story unfolds and is packaged chapter by chapter in takes," the judges wrote. "The video, photo and graphic elements . play out on equal and integral footing with the text, helping to expound, illuminate and, in some cases, nauseate."

The project was the work of reporter Dianna Wray, photo/video editor Kathleen Duncan, special projects editor Robert Zavala and managing editor for digital Thomas Martinez.

The second award was for photo use. The photo, called "Party in the Sky," was taken by staff photographer Angeli Wright at Victoria's Fourth of July fireworks show. The page was designed as a poster page by presentation editor Kimiko Fieg.

The awards will be presented Oct. 29 at the Inland Press Association's 128th annual meeting in Chicago. The Victoria Advocate competed against newspapers with less than 50,000 circulation.

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