Carmage Walls Nominations: "over 50,000" circulation 5/13/19

Winning entries will be announced at the Joint SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

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Carmage Walls Nominations: "under 50,000" circulation (group 3) 5/13/19

Winning entries will be announced at the Joint SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

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Carmage Walls Nominations: "under 50,000" circulation (group 2) 5/13/19

Winning entries will be announced at the Joint SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

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Carmage Walls Nominations: "under 50,000" circulation (group 1) 5/13/19

Winning entries will be announced at the Joint SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

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Newport News and Palestine writers awarded Carmage Walls Commentary Prize 10/11/18

The editorial staff of the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and the editor of the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press were awarded top honors in the competition this year for the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, presented Thursday, Oct. 11, at the SNPA News Industry Summit.

In the over 50,000 circulation bracket, top honors went to the Daily Press Editorial Staff (Marisa Porto, publisher and editor-in-chief; C.W. Johnson, opinion editor; Robert Brauchle; Mike Holtzclaw; and David Ress).

In the under 50,000 circulation group, first place went to Jeffery Gerritt, editor, Palestine Herald-Press, Palestine, Texas.

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Finalists announced for Carmage Walls Commentary Award 9/4/18

Chris Cobler, Jeffery Gerritt, Sharon Grigsby and the Daily Press Editorial Staff (Newport News, Va.) 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 SNPA's News Industry Summit in Nashville. The winners also will be posted Oct. 11 by early afternoon on the SNPA website.

Several additional Honorable Mentions also will be announced Oct. 11.

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.

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Next week: Finalists to be announced for Carmage Walls Commentary Prize 8/28/18

The Sept. 4 issue of the SNPA eBulletin will include an announcement about the finalists for the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize.

Awards will be presented at the News Industry Summit in Nashville, Oct. 10-12.

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38 entries received in the "under 50,000" circulation bracket 6/7/18

Which entries do you feel are the strongest ... and why?

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14 entries received in the "over 50,000" circulation bracket 6/6/18

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Last chance to submit an entry for outstanding editorial commentary; deadline is Friday 5/1/18

Every SNPA member newspaper has editorials that they are proud of. Please nominate your best writers for this year's Carmage Walls Commentary Prize. The deadline to submit entries is Friday.

In each circulation group, the first-place winner will receive a plaque and a cash award of $1,000. Second-place winners will receive a plaque and $500.

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