Photographer Larry Griffin won first place in pictorial photograph for this shot of an airplane spraying for mosquitoes.
Burnes teamed with former reporter Jenna Ebersole to win first place in spot news for a story about a shootout in Williston and also won first place in outdoor recreation photo.
Willey earned first-place awards for the best outdoor sports ad and the best health care ad. In addition to the special advertising section, Hanson won first place in the promotion of newspaper category.
Sports Editor Mark Jones also won a first-place award for best sports photo.
The Williston Herald also won for best web site and the NorthScan top seller award.
“At the Williston Herald, we never do stories or ads with awards in mind,” Managing Editor David Rupkalvis said. “But it is always rewarding when our peers in the newspaper industry say we are doing well.”
Rupkalvis said the mix of awards showed the paper is doing well as a whole.
“I am happy to see some of our young reporters like Larry Griffin and Jenna Ebersole recognized. It is also nice to see the advertising department recognized. Most of the work they do is behind the scenes, but they work hard to not just sell ads but to build and publish advertisements that will bring our readers and advertisers together.”
The Williston Herald also received 12 second-place awards, 12 third-place awards and eight honorable mention awards.