First place: Phil Devitt, formerly of Fall River Spirit
Read Phil’s full Joe Raposo feature here.
A nice array of features here. I particularly liked the local Sesame Street connection. Interesting, well written stuff.
Second place: Sara Vanden Berge, Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Follow Sara on Twitter @ETeditor
A nice touch on a variety of subjects.
Third place: Charis Patires, Lake Sun Leader
I love the use of sidebars and pullout boxes. A great way to add depth to features without looking daunting for the reader.