SC Press honors community journals with President’s Cup for Excellence

On March 11, the South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) honored the Greenville Journal for the second year in a row, with the President’s Cup for Excellence as South Carolina’s top major weekly publication.

“Our team works so hard every day to provide our readers with the best stories and the latest news, it’s great to have their achievements recognized in this way,” said Sherry Jackson, VP, Content and Digital for Community Journals. .

Overall, the Greenville Journal won 24 awards, including seven first prizes, in the 2021 SCPA Awards competition.

First place winners:

Arts and Entertainment Writing (Paul Hyde): “David Bean Returns to Greenville Theater After Devastating Bike Crash”

Judge’s comment: “Excellent work in telling a difficult story.”

Pace of Business Reports (Evan Peter Smith) – Various

Judge’s comment:“Interesting topics, solid sourcing, and engaging leads made these business reads enjoyable.”

COVID-19 coverage (staff) — Various

Judge’s comment: “Excellent look at the different personal experiences of parents. Very relevant to a wide variety of readers.

Presentation page design (Laura Allshouse) — page 10, Greenville Journal, March 19 edition

Judge’s comment: “It’s not only an eye-catching page setup, but also a very imperative topic. The graphics and design have been really thought out.

Articles section or magazine (Blair Knobel, Paul Mehaffey) TOWN Magazine, May edition

Judge’s comment: “Beautiful and engaging design. The editorial touches all aspects of the community. Makes the reader not only want to visit the community, but also become a local.

Inside page design (Laura Allshouse) —page 11, Greenville Journal, May 28 edition

Judge’s comment: “Clean page, good use of graphics and white space. Just the right amount of information for the page.

Lifestyle Writing (Rick Spruill) — “Mayfield Barber Shop in Simpsonville Sticks to the Old Ways”

Judge’s comment: “This story…is a refreshing change from the current state of the nation, and it hits the nostalgic note for many.”

Second place winners:

Business Rhythms Reports – Mike McMillan

Corporate Reporting — Evan Peter Smith

Articles section or magazine — TOWN Magazine, September edition (Blair Knobel, Paul Mehaffey)

Food Writing — Ariel Turner

Growth and Development Reports — Evan Peter Smith

Inside page design: page 25, August issue, Upstate Business Journal —Laura Allshouse

Lifestyle Feature Writing — Evan Peter Smith

News Writing — Jay King

News Video — John Olson and Rick Spruill

Mixed media illustration: cover, September 24 edition, Greenville Journal — Laura Allshouse

Page 1 Design — Laura Allshouse

Third place winners:

Presentation video – John Olson, Jay King, Rick Spruill

Government Beat Reports – Evan Peter Smith

Inside Page Design: Page 20, August 6 Edition, Greenville Journal – Laura Allshouse

Mixed media artwork: cover, March edition, Upstate Business Journal —Laura Allshouse

Use of social media by newspapers —John Olson, Chris Lee