Finalists announced for Carmage Walls Commentary Award

(left to right) Roger Chesley, John Hackworth, Dink NeSmith and Matt Reed

Roger Chesley, John Hackworth, Dink DeSmith and Matt Reed are the finalists for this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Prize.

The awards (first- and second-place honors in each circulation category) will be presented during an awards breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the News Industry Summit. The winners also will be posted by mid-morning that day on the SNPA website.

Several additional Honorable Mentions also will be announced Sept. 15.

The prize is named for the late Benjamin Carmage Walls whose newspaper career spanned seven decades. Walls primarily owned community newspapers and advocated strong, courageous and positive editorial page leadership.

Awards in SNPA's Print Quality Contest and Photo Contest, as well as the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award also will be presented at the breakfast.