CSBJ earns regional honors for 2013

187890590The Colorado Springs Business Journal has won 20 awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies journalism contest. The contest covers the calendar year of 2013.

The contest covered Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The Business Journal was in the class of all daily and weekly papers of up to 10,000 circulation. This year, the contest had a record number of entries.

The winning entries are guaranteed of finishing first, second or third places. That announcement will come in late April.

The following lists the awards won by the staff members of the Business Journal.

Reporter John Hazlehurst earned six awards, including environment, general reporting, news column, arts & entertainment, plus twoworking  with then-associate editor Amy Gillentine in general reporting and investigative reporting.

Gillentine earned six awards, in the categories of politics-general, two stories in health general reporting, one health enterprise and the two shared with Hazlehurst.

Reporter Mary Vader won three, two in legal enterprise and one in news reporting.

Reporter Cameron Moix won in science reporting.

Executive Editor Ralph Routon won for personal columns, news columns and editorials.

Graphic Designer Ryan Hannigan took two awards in the single page design category.

Production Supervisor Mike Reid earned one in feature page design.

“Congratulations to everyone,” said Routon. “This is yet another validation that we are on the right track.”

“Outstanding achievement by all,” said CEO Fran Zankowski. “Congrats to our amazing team of writers and designers.”