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Daily Post wins 13 GPA awards

JEKYLL ISLAND — The Gwinnett Daily Post was honored with 13 awards in the Georgia Press Association 2013 Better Newspaper Contest, including first-place finishes by Will Hammock for sports column writing, John Bohn for sports feature photography and Nicole Puckett and Brendan Sullivan for photo illustration.

The Daily Post, which competes in Division A against the state’s largest newspapers, was also honored in the Page One competition, earning second place, and for its lifestyles coverage, placing third.

In addition to those awards, Tyler Estep was honored with second place for hard news writing and Brenden Sullivan also finished second for best Web photo. Earning third-place awards were Frank Reddy for education coverage and for religion coverage, Jason Braverman for feature photos, Estep for feature writing, Sullivan for sports feature photo and Hammock for sports writing.

The awards banquet, held Friday evening at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, was part of the GPA’s 127th Annual Convention, a three-day event.

RELIGION COVERAGE

Third place, Frank Reddy, March 24, 2012

Providence honors 'director of encouragement'

SPORTS COLUMN

First place, Will Hammock, May 11, 2012

Harrison decision ruins prom for Mill Creek soccer players

EDUCATION COVERAGE

Third place, Frank Reddy, April 19, 2012

Local debate students headed to nationals

HARD NEWS WRITING

Second place, Tyler Estep, July 8, 2012

Bath salts rearing their head, but 'not a huge problem' in Gwinnett

FEATURE WRITING

Third place, Tyler Estep, Feb. 21, 2012

WWII vet, cancer survivor lives life to the fullest

SPORTS WRITING

Third place, Will Hammock

Peachtree Ridge's Turvy beating cystic fibrosis, celiac

SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO

First place, John Bohn, Wrestler

Third place, Brendan Sullivan, Olympian

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

First place, Brendan Sullivan and Nicole Puckett, Head of the Pack

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH

Third place, Jason Braverman, First Day of School

BEST WEB PHOTO

Second place, Brendan Sullivan, Track Finish

PAGE ONE

2nd place: Gwinnett Daily Post Staff

LIFESTYLE COVERAGE

Third place: Gwinnett Daily Post Staff