Sun wins nine Florida Press Club awards

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.”