Sun wins nine Florida Press Club awards

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The Anna Maria Island Sun staff has won nine awards in the 2019 Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition. Awards were presented on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the FPC annual banquet in Boca Raton.

First place

Second place

  • Online News Site, Cindy Lane, Kristin Swain, Joe Hendricks and Tom Vaught, for amisun.com.
  • Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting, Cindy Lane, for “Hunters have bird lovers crying foul,” about duck hunting in Perico Preserve and Neal Preserve
  • Artist Illustration, Cindy Lane, for a digitally-sewn quilt of vintage Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival T-shirts
  • Headline Writing, Cindy Lane, “Fish house owner in Catch-22”
Three decades of Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival logos recount the fishing-related themes. – Cindy Lane | Sun

Third place

  • Commentary, Cindy Lane, for “Earthy Ideas from The Sun,” about Odette Katrak, founder of Beautiful Bengaluru in India, connecting with The Sun on coverage of plastic pollution
  • Environmental Writing, Cindy Lane, for “Hunters have bird lovers crying foul,” about duck hunting in Perico Preserve and Neal Preserve
  • Opinion Writing, Cindy Lane
  • Headline Writing, Cindy Lane, “Turtle Watch at loggerheads with city.”