La Jolla Light wins 11 awards for excellence from California Newspaper Publishers Association

La Jolla Light Winning Covers 2013-A01By Susan DeMaggio

Executive Editor

The results of the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s (CNPA) 2013 Better Newspaper Contest were announced May 3 at a luncheon in San Jose.

La Jolla Light

is proud to report it received 11 awards in various categories — seven first- or second-place wins and four blue ribbon finalists.



captured the wins in the weekly newspaper division for:

  1. Agriculture Reporting
, second place, “A Ray of Hope for Mantas: A marine biologist makes his case,” by Lynne Friedman.

  1. Column Writing,
first place, Inga.

  1. Education,
second place, “The Principal’s Office,” a series of interviews with La Jolla’s 13-school principals, by Catherine Ivey Lee and Daniel K. Lew.

  1. Local Government
, second place, “Live From La Jolla! Seal Cam brings Children’s Pool to the world,” by Pat Sherman.

  1. Environmental Reporting
, second place, “Along Fay Avenue: Community works to protect bike path,” by Pat Sherman.

  1. Feature Photo
, first place, “Splish Splash at the Cove,” by Scott Beard.

  1. General Excellence Lifestyle Coverage
, second place, by Susan DeMaggio, Daniel K. Lew and staff

  1. Best Page Layout & Design (Tabloid)
, blue ribbon, by Daniel K. Lew and Susan DeMaggio.

  1. Best Feature Writing
, blue ribbon, “Bill Vogt travels the world in service to his country,” by Pat Sherman.

  1. Best Graphic Illustration
, blue ribbon, “Do you know your curb colors?” by Daniel K. Lew and Ashley Mackin.

  1. Best News Front Page Design
, blue ribbon, by Daniel K. Lew and Susan DeMaggio.