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.