Reader Involvement: Division A
First place: Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times
About this entry: “Classroom Times is a newspaper written and illustrated by students in grades 4-12 from all over Cape Cod and the Islands. Representing 36 schools, more than 1,300 students submitted entries for our writing, photography and Create-An-Ad contests, and the contest winners are represented here.”
I loved everything about Classroom Times. The idea is a great one, and the execution here is wonderful. I wanted more.
Second place: Scott Carroll, The Herald-Tribune
About this entry: “Season of Sharing was launched by the Herald-Tribune 15 years ago, as a holiday effort to assist families on the verge of homelessness. Since then, the campaign has grown into collaboration among media partners and two major foundations, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation. …
This season’s campaign, which launched a twitter account, has been even more successful, surpassing last year’s total. That means in the last six years alone the Herald-Tribune has spearheaded a fundraising drive that has delivered more than $10.5 million to people in need in our community.”
View the Season of Sharing project online here.
Follow Scott on Twitter @scottcarroll15
Raising millions of dollars for charity through the newspaper? I’m in.
Third place: Gwenn Friss, Cape Cod Times
About this entry: “Rising Stars has been published each May for 20-plus years to recognize the best of the Cape and Islands’ graduating seniors before they go off to start college, begin work or enlist in the armed services. Three community judges each choose their top 20. Based on those independent rankings, we determine the 20 students who will be profiled with a story and photograph. The other nominees are listed in the back of the section.”
Follow Gwenn on Twitter @dailyrecipeCCT
An interesting way to feature a lot of young faces in the pages of the newspaper.