The Nevada Appeal took home several awards at the annual Nevada Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, announced Saturday night at the newspaper organization's convention in Winnemucca.
The Nevada Appeal is in Class 1, in competition against the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas Sun and Reno Gazette-Journal.
Presentation editor Adam Trumble was named Journalist of Merit, which recognizes exceptional journalists with five or fewer years of experience.
F.T. Norton won an honorable mention in the category of best spot news story, for her coverage of a Carson City man who fired a gun through the ceiling of his apartment, striking his upstairs neighbor, who was sleeping next to his wife and newborn infant.
The newspaper won third place in best business coverage.
Longtime Appeal columnist Guy Farmer won first place for best local non-staff column. Sports columnist Joe Santoro received an honorable mention.
Photo director Cathleen Allison received an honorable mention in best spot news photo coverage for a photo from the Skinner Fire in Washoe Valley.
Terri Thomas won first and second place awards for best special advertising section, for Boomers Magazine and In Focus.