For All New Jersey Media Professionals

2014 Awards Competition

Each year, the Garden State Journalists Association's Memorial Journalism Awards brings together the year's best in print and broadcast journalism. In 2014, we celebrate our 67th year of recognizing excellence in our field. The annual contest is open to all reporters, editors, graphic artists and photographers (print, online and broadcast) who live, work in, or produce stories about New Jersey. Public relations categories are also included. Entry forms for our 2014 awards competition can be accessed by clicking download. All entries must be received by March 14, 2014.
 

Our 2013 winners are:

 

Hildy Johnson Award

David Karas, The Times of Trenton, “Surviving the Triangle”


Video of the Year

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “North Bergen Meeting Madness”


Photo of the Year

Nick Messina, The Gazette, “Comfort”

 

 

Print and Electronic Publications

 

1: Spot News

 

1st Place

David Karas, The Times of Trenton, “I Lost My Best Friend”

 

Honorable Mention

Al Sullivan, Bayonne Community News, “Recovery Begins”

 

 

2: General News

 

1st Place

Darius Amos, The Ridgewood News, “Ravi Receives 30-Day Sentence”

 

2nd Place

Al Sullivan, Bayonne Community News, “Almost Homeless”

 

3rd Place

Wayne Parry, Associated Press, “Tent Poll: Residents of Homeless Camp in NJ Woods Elect Their Own Representatives, Pass Laws”

 
 

3: Feature

 

1st  Place

Carrie Stetler, Rutgers Today, “Rutgers Student, A German ‘Brown Baby’ Helps Others Search for their Identity”

 

2nd  Place

Michelle Bent, West Essex Tribune, “Livingston ‘Teacher Feature’ of the Week”

 

3rd Place

Fredda Sacharow, Rutgers Today, “Celebrating 40 Years of Coeducation at Rutgers”

 

 

 

4: Business/Financial Reporting

 

1st Place

Wayne Parry, The Associated Press, “Storm-battered Coastal Areas in NJ, NY Race to Fix Boardwalks –Some Without Boards”

 

2nd Place

Melinda Caliendo, NJBIZ, “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Two of Us”

 

3rd Place

Lorna Pappas, New Jersey Business Magazine, “Preparing the Workforce”

 

Honorable Mention

Jared Kaltwasser, NJBIZ, “Taking on Water”

 

 

5: Science/Health/Educational/ Medical

 

1st Place

Al Sullivan, Bayonne Community News, “Code Heart”

 

2nd Place

Trudy Walz, Marsha Stoltz, Philip DeVencentis and Jodi Weinberger, Mahwah Suburban News, “In Search of Sustainability”

 

3rd Place

George N. Saliba, New Jersey Business Magazine, “Cancer Treatment Innovations”

 
 

6: Lifestyle/Travel

 

1st Place

Wayne Parry, The Associated Press, “Homicides Rise as Atlantic City Woos Tourists”

 

2nd Place

Wayne Parry, The Associated Press, “Tourists Behaving Badly in Point Pleasant Beach May Lead to Earlier Last Call or Fees for Bars”

 

3rd Place

Michele C. Hollow, NY Daily News, “It’s Your Tern”

 

 

7: Sports News

 

1st Place

Brian Farrell, The Ridgewood News, “Baseball Team Wins First State Title Since 1970”

 

Honorable Mention

Greg Tartaglia, The Ridgewood News, “Double National Champions”

 

 

8: Sports Feature

 

1st Place

Andrea Alexander, Rutgers Today, “Rutgers Student with Cerebral Palsy Taking a Shot at His Dreams”

 

 

10: Investigative Reporting

 

1st Place

Amanda Palasciano, The Hudson Reporter, “Dry Dock Property for Sale?”

 

2nd Place

Stacey Rosenfeld, Cliffside Park Citizen, “Four Part Series on Town Center Project”

 

3rd Place

Amanda Palasciano, The Hudson Reporter, “Follow the Money Series”

 

Honorable Mention

Justin Zaremba, Community News, “Minutes Show Shift in Council Position on Officer’s Lawsuit’

11: Personality Interview/Profile

 

1st Place

Robin Lally, Rutgers Today, “From Prison Inmate, to Rutgers Honors Student, to Truman Scholar”

 

2nd Place, Sharon Waters, NJBIZ, “Dark Horse”

 

3rd Place

The Marcus Group, Inc., The Star-Ledger, “Steven Van Zandt Little Kids Rock Interview”

 

Honorable Mention

Richard De Santa, Glen Rock Gazette, “Language Barrier is Broken”

 
 

12: Series

 

1st Place

Sara Neufeld & John Mooney, The Hechinger Report & NJ Spotlight, “A Promise Renew”

 

2nd Place

James McQueeny, N.J. Municipalities Magazine, “Recalling the Cast of Characters”

 

 

13: Column

 

1st Place

Joan Quigley, The Jersey Journal, “Tour Brewery But Don’t Sample the Beer”

 

2nd Place

Joan Quigley, The Jersey Journal, “No Fill-it-Yourself Gas Stations Here”

 

 

14 Editorial

 

Honorable Mention

Bill Slossar, Twin-Boro News, “Putting Respect in its Proper Place”

 

 

15 Editorial Cartoon

 

1st Place

Jimmy Margulies, The Record, “Christie and Obama”

 

2nd Place

Jimmy Margulies, The Record, “One Nation, Under Siege”

 

 

16 Headlines

 

1st Place

Bill Slossar, Twin-Boro News, “Douglas Hodge ‘nose’ how to play ‘Cyrano”

 

2nd Place

Al Parisi, The Star-Ledger, “Paper Cuts Hurting Industry”

 

3rd Place,

Bill Slossar, Twin-Boro News, “Troweling for Trouble with the Cement Handyman”

 

Honorable Mention

Wayne Parry, Associated Press, “With a Revel Yell, Atlantic City’s Newest Casino Holds Grand Opening Boost from Beyonce”

 

 

Photography

 

17: Photography Spot News

 

1st Place

Nick Messina, The Gazette, “Inside Job”

 

2nd Place

Nick Messina, The Gazette, “Tearful Driver”

 

 

19: Photography Sports Action

 

1st Place

Richard Mardekian and Nick Messina, Community News, “A Giant Victory”

 
 

21: Photography Feature

 

1st Place

Aaron Houston, NJBIZ, “Beach After Hurricane Sandy”

 

 

22: Photography Portrait & Personality

 

1st Place

Aaron Houston, NJBIZ, “Lesniak”

 

 

23: Photo Essay-Story

 

1st Place

David Karas, The Times of Trenton, “We’ve Got Puppies,”  “Safe at Last,” and “A Lick and a Wiggle of Happiness”

 

 

Broadcast – TV

 

24: TV - Spot News

 

1st Place

Lisa Voyticki, WMBC-TV 63, “Linden Teen Murdered”

 

2nd Place

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “Paulsboro Bridge Collapse”

 

3rd Place

Lisa Voyticki, WMBC-TV 63, “Dark Days Threaten Residents in the Wake of Sandy”

 

 

 

25: TV - General News

 

1st  Place

Lisa Voyticki, WMBC-TV 63, “Homeless Residents From Irene Confront Federal Officials”

 

2nd  Place,

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “Moving Sting”

 

3rd Place

Jessica Formoso, News 12 en Espanol, “Mexican Red Cross Helping Sandy Victims”

 

 

26 TV-Feature

 

1st Place

Cameron Bowman, Rutgers Today, “Creating Improvisers for Life”

 

2nd Place

Cameron Bowman, Rutgers Today, “New Business Model Feeds Customers & Homeless”

 

3rd Place

Lisa Voyticki, WMBC-TV 63, “The Electric Poet”

 

Honorable Mention

Melanie Thiel, Centenary College TV (CCTV), WNTI Stage 2012

 

 

28 TV - Sports Feature

 

1st Place

Lisa Voyticki, WMBC-TV 63, “Celebrating the Giants XLVI”

 

 

 

29: TV - Investigative

 

1st Place

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “Breeder Battle”

 

2nd Place

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “The Finance Director’s Finances”

 

3rd Place

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “The Blue Moon of Silence”

 

 

Broadcast Radio

 

30 Radio Spot News

 

1st Place          

Joe McGrath, WGHT 1500 AM, North Jersey News Center

 

2nd Place

Jim Smith, WCBS 880 Radio, “Old Bridge Pathmark Shooting”

 

 

31 General News Radio

 

1st Place

Nancy D’Uva, WGHT 1500 AM, “Sentencing”

 

2nd Place

Deborah Valentine, WGHT AM, North Jersey News Center

 

3rd Place

Victoria Haffner, WSOU 89.5 FM, “Trayvon Martin”

 

 

32: Feature Radio

 

1st Place

Joe Mineo, Allie Volpe, Robert Zettlemoyer, Rowan Radio, WGLS-FM, “Heroin High”

 

2nd Place

Kate Hinds, WNYC Radio, “Poor Pedestrians More Likely to be Struck by Cars”

 

3rd Place

Ilya Marritz, WNYC Radio, “Concerns Grow Over Flooding From a NJ River That’s Also a Superfund Site”

 

 

33 Radio Sports Feature

 

1st Place

Dan Schlossberg, Blog Talk Radio

 

2nd Place

Joe Murray, WGHT 1500 AM, New Jersey News Center

 

 

36: Radio – Talk

 

1st Place

Dan Schlossberg, Blog Talk Radio, “Carl Pratt@ Cranwell”

 

2nd Place

Jack Farous, WSOU 89.5 FM, “Veterans Now”

 

3rd Place

Bob Mann, Nick Amabite and John Yurko, Caldwell College, “Let’s Consider the Source”

           

Honorable Mention    

Patrick Lavery, WGHT 1500 AM, “Budget Interview with Senate Pres. Sweeney”

 

 

38: Radio Feature

 

1st Place

Marcella Palmer, Shea D. Maultsby, IFV News, “Kathy Ireland”

 

2nd Place

Marcella Palmer, Shea D. Maultsby, IFV News, “Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis and the 35th Birthday of the Hershey’s Track and Field Games”

 

 

Public Relations

 

41: Press Release

 

1st Place

Greg Trevor, E.J. Miranda, Robin Lally, Rutgers University, “Rutgers – UMDNJ Integration”

 

2nd Place

Krysta Venturella, MaxLite, “TekLinks Experiences the ‘Wow Factor’ after Installing MaxLite LED Panels in Data Center”

 

 

42: House Organ

 

1st Place

Josh Speert, Chilton Hospital, “Connections” November 2012

 

 

43: Publication

 

1st Place

Helen Paxton, Carla Capizzi, Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Rutgers Newark, “Connect Fall 2012”

 

2nd Place

Somerset Medical Center, “Healthy Connections”

 

3rd Place

Pat Martinez, Kelly Resch, New Jersey City University, “Gothic Magazine”

 

 

45 Weekly Paper – Front Page Layout

 

1st Place

Lisa M. Cuthbert, The Hudson Reporter, November 11, 2012 edition

 

2nd Place

Lisa M. Cuthbert, The Hudson Reporter, November 7, 2012 edition

 

3rd Place

Trudy Walz, Waldwick Suburban News, March 29, 2012 edition

 

 

Layout and Design

 

47: Feature Story Layout

 

1st Place

Lisa M. Cuthbert, The Hudson Reporter, “Up in Smoke”

 

 

48: Feature Story Layout

 

1st Place

NJBIZ, “Power 100 – Controlling the Board”

 

 

49: Online Publication Layout

 

Honorable Mention

Carla Cantor, Karen Smith, Greg Trevor, Andrea Alexander, “Rutgers Today” online