Sean Hughes was named Best Graphic Designer in Ohio for all newspapers under 100,000 circulation in the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) contest. It's the second time in the past three years he's taken the big prize.
In the same contest, Rick Pender won first place in Best Newsmaker Profile for "Recipe for Good Citizenship: Jean-Robert de Cavel" and Stephanie Dunlap took second place in the same category for "Swimming Against the Tide: David Pepper Has Spent His Life Defying Expectations."
In the national Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) awards program, Cameron Knight won third place for Photography in the over 50,000 circulation division for his photo essay "A Gentle Faith: Inside Cincinnati's Jain Community." It's the eighth consecutive year CityBeat has won an AAN award.
In the Cincinnati SPJ contest, CityBeat winners included Woodrow J.
Finally, in the Cleveland Press Club's statewide contest, Hughes won several awards: first place in Single Page Design (Tabloids) for "Honoring Each Word," second place in Portrait Photography (Non-Daily) for "Sins of the Father" and second place in Infographics (Non-Daily) for "Who's Endorsing Whom?" charts. Other winners were Hinton's second place in Single Illustration (Non-Daily) for "Wanted Alive & Kickin'," Greis' second place in Multiple Illustrations/One Story for "Best of Cincinnati" pigs and Lucie Rice's honorable mention in Single Illustration (Non-Daily) for "Sundance Sucks." ©