The Nevada Press Association held its annual Awards of Excellence ceremony in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 24. RANGE magazine’s diverse and skillful contributors and regulars have again garnered big wins in top categories.
FIRST PLACE: Explanatory Journalism
“Ill Wind in Cherry County” by Carolyn Dufurrena, Denio, Nev.
Judge’s Comment: “Thoughtful and descriptive with compelling photography.”
FIRST PLACE: Outstanding Visual Journalist
Todd Klassy, White Sulphur Springs, Mont.
Judge’s Comment: “Klassy showcased his tremendous eye for detail, creativity and use of lighting and color. His work tells a story.”
(Entries were for Summer 2021 “Kinship,” Fall 2021 “Small Towns,” Winter 2021/2022 “The Perfect Catch,” and Spring 2022 “Rural Churches.”
FIRST PLACE: Portrait
“Under the Big Sky” (cover photo, Summer 2021) by Danielle Coon, Wisdom, Mont.
Judge’s Comment: “Crisp and clean photo, good balance, vivid colors. Very nice shot.”
Under the Big Sky (Summer 2021)
FIRST PLACE: Page One/Cover Design
Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2021-2022 & Spring 2022 by John Bardwell, Reno, Nev.
FIRST PLACE: Local Column
“Up Front” by C.J. Hadley, Washoe Valley, Nev.
Judge’s Comment: “Each column is a conversation starter.”
SECOND PLACE: Portrait
“Texas Cowpunchers” by Robb Kendrick, Dripping Springs, Texas
Judge’s Comment: “Good composition, cropped well for magazine cover, slight out of focus feel makes it look like an old-time photo. Very nice touch.”
Additional RANGE wins in other areas of visual and print journalism include: