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SEMINOLE – Tampa Bay Newspapers won 17 awards in the Florida Press Association’s 2013 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest, including six first-place awards, in categories for design, writing, editing, photography, special sections and online coverage.

The newspapers’ awards are TBN’s strongest showing in the annual contest, Executive Editor Tom Germond said.

“Our records indicate that this is the first time that we have won six first-place awards,” Germond said. “I’m proud of our staff, correspondents and everybody who works for this company. It takes a team effort to put out great community newspapers, and we are honored that our peers have recognized our work in so many categories of journalism.”

More than 1,700 entries from 73 newspapers were submitted in three divisions, based on newspaper circulation.

The award winners are:

• First place, Kate Feldman, general news story, Belleair Bee, “Help for the homeless.”

Feldman also won the Gwen Stevenson Memorial Award, presented from the first place winners of each division.

• First place, Lee Clark Zumpe, arts-entertainment and review reporting, Belleair Bee.

• First place, Bob McClure, front page makeup, Beach Beacon.

• First place, Suzette Porter, best obituary (story), Largo Leader, “Bill Young dies at age 82.”

• First place, staff, special issue-section or supplement, Beach Beacon, “Welcome Back.”

• First place, Tom Germond, humorous column, Beach Beacon, “Invest in ducks, not the lottery.”

• Second place, Jim Layfield, feature photo, Beach Beacon, “Eye of the beholder.”

• Second place, Jim Layfield, sports picture, Largo Leader, “Football fever.”

• Second place, Bob Driver, humorous column, Beach Beacon, “How to become a conversationalist.”

• Second place, Wayne Cathel, spot news photo, Belleair Bee, “Playing with nature,”

• Second place, Suzette Porter, Terre Porter, online breaking news coverage, Beach Beacon, “Bill Young dies at age 82.”

• Second place, in-depth reporting (non-investigative), staff, Largo Leader, Pedestrian Safety: “A matter of life and death.”

• Second place, Juliana A. Torres, general news story, Largo Leader, “Vigil remembers domestic homicide victims.”

• Third place, Bob Driver, humorous column, Largo Leader, “Of hearing aids, fall-down buttons.”

• Third place, Arts-entertainment and review reporting, Lee Clark Zumpe, Largo Leader.

• Third place, Juliana A. Torres, Jordan Oster, “A night out with Mom and Dad,” Largo Leader.

• Third place, Suzette Porter, Terre Porter, Belleair Bee, “One of the area’s finest laid to rest.”

The awards were presented at the FPA’s annual convention July 10-11 at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
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