A 17-person team from Newsday won the multimedia category in the 2015 Associated Press Sports Editors contest in the over 175,000 circulation category. The team took a look at football helmets and concussions in the Long Island area as it pertains to local kids.

The New York Times finished second and third. The team of Shan Carter, Wilson Andrews, Derek Watkins, Joe Ward, Josh Williams and Jeremy White finished second with a two-part piece that brought users closer to what it’s like attempting to climb Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite.

Catrin Einhorn, Joe Ward and Josh Williams produced a package that looked back at some of the backgrounds and beginnings of some of the top professional tennis players in the world as part of the Times’ U.S. Open coverage.

The winners will be presented a first-place plaque at the 2016 APSE banquet. The banquet and awards dinner concludes the APSE Conference June 22-25 at the Omni-Charlotte in Charlotte N.C.

The multimedia category consists of interactive graphics, audio, slideshows or a combination that falls under the broad description of multimedia other than simple videos.

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The top 10 list is listed below with links to the project, publication and writers’ Twitter pages:

  1. Laura Albanese, Saba Ali, Jeffrey Bassinger, Jim Baumbach, Anthony Carrozzo, Matthew Cassella, Robert Cassidy, Ann Choi, Mario Gonzalez, Timothy Healy, Greg Inserillo, Mark La Monica, TC McCarthy, Arnold Miller, Jessica Rotkiewicz, Chris Ware and Hank Winnicki, Newsday (Melville, N.Y.), 52 points, 3 first-place votes

Hard Knocks: Helmets and concussions on Long Island

  1. Shan Carter, Wilson Andrews, Derek Watkins, Joe Ward, Josh Williams and Jeremy White, The New York Times, 51 points, 2 first-place votes

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Part 2

  1. Catrin Einhorn, Joe Ward and Josh Williams, The New York Times, 43 points, 1 first-place vote)

Backgrounds and beginnings of top tennis players in the world

  1. Staff, ESPN.com, 36 points

Biloxi Shuckers long baseball road trip


  1. Matt Pepin, Alan Miller, Alex Lancial, Elaina Natario and Russell Goldenberg, The Boston Globe, 33 points

Strategy of Meb Keflezighi’s win at the 2014 Boston Marathon

  1. Vahe Gregorian, David Eulitt and Monty Davis, The Kansas City Star, 27 points

Yordano Ventura, getting to know the Kansas City Royals rookie pitcher

  1. Matt Scalici and Wesley Sinor, AL.com, 25 points

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

  1. John Devine, Adrian Ruhi, Kara Dapena, Jose A. Iglesias, Jessica Bal, Justin Azpiazu, Noel Gonzalez, Monika Leal and staff, Miami Herald, 24 points

50-year anniversary of the Miami Dolphins

  1. Andy Cross, Amy Brothers, Mahala Gaylord, Dean Krakel, Brent Lewis, John Leyba, AAron Ontiveroz and Patrick Traylor, The Denver Post, 22 points

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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

  1. Dan Worthington, Emily Chow and Julia Heffernan, The Washington Post, 17 points

March Madness and using traditional team mascots with emojis.