Donnie Collins of The Scranton Times-Tribune won first place in The Associated Press Sports Editors 2019 contest in Projects in the C Division.
Adam Regan, David Dorsey, Ed Reed, Kinfay Moroti and Andrea Melendez of The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) finished second. Nate Mink of Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard took third.
Sports editors in the C Division submitted 13 project entries. The contest is open to APSE members. Click here to join.
Contest chair Lisa Wilson and fellow APSE officers Todd M. Adams, Gary Potosky and Dan Spears prepared the entries.
In February, preliminary judges at the APSE Winter Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., and off-site around the country, selected a top five, with each judge ranking the entries in order from 1 to 5 on a separate ballot. Entries were given five points for a first-place vote, four points for second and so on down to one point for a fifth-place vote. The final five were given to a second judging group, which ranked the entries 1-5 in the same fashion.
The winner and final rankings are determined by tallying the ballots.
Collins will be presented a first-place plaque at the 2020 APSE Summer Conference Banquet at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis on June 27. The second- through fifth-place finishers will receive certificates.
Projects shed new light on personalities and issues in the news, including trends and original ideas. It is pre-planned content that is conceived and executed as a larger body of work.
The top 5 is listed below with links to the winning entries.