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.
- Commentary Writing, Cindy Lane, for “Part of the Job,” about the Capital Gazette shootings.
- 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”
- 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.”