Although the annual North and East Texas Press Association spring convention was canceled, results of the regional group’s contest were announced April 4, the day the awards presentation was originally scheduled.
The NETPA contest included two daily divisions, one semiweekly division and three weekly divisions.
Sweepstakes winners were the Longview News Journal, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Hood County News (Granbury), Wise County Messenger (Decatur), The Sachse News and the Post-Signal (Pilot Point).
Honored as photographers of the year were Leslie Nemec, Lufkin Daily News; Lora Arnold, Paris News; Heather Wilson, Bowie County Citizens Tribune (New Boston); and Andres David Lopez, The Post-Signal.
Journalist of the year honorees were Macon Atkinson, Paris News; Kathy Cruz, Hood County News; and Bob Palmer, Jefferson Jimplecute.
Recognized for community service were the Palestine Herald-Press and the Gladewater Mirror.
Full contest results are available on the NETPA website, www.netpa.us.