Rhode Island Monthly Wins 19 Rhode Island Press Association Awards

Editors, photographers, art directors and contributors were recognized for 2019 work at the annual awards celebration (this year, it went virtual).

A photo from Alex Gagne’s first place for photo series story, “Water, Water Everywhere,” by Casey Nilsson.

The Rhode Island Press Association virtually presented more than 100 awards to journalists, photographers and designers throughout the state for writing, design and photography in the editorial contest for 2019, which was held on Zoom this past Friday, October 2. Journalists from Rhode Island Monthly, Providence Media, The Providence Journal, The Valley Breeze, Providence Business News, The Independent, Westerly Sun, Jewish Rhode Island, Barrington Times, Sakonnet Times, Warren-Times Gazette, The Newport Daily News, Newport Life, South County Life, Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, Smithfield Times and more were all virtually present to accept the awards.


Take at peek at the Rhode Island Monthly award winners:

Special section, second place: Rhode Island MonthlyRhode Island Explained

Special Section, third place: Rhode Island Monthly, Your Ultimate Summer Survival Guide


Distinguished journalist, third: Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly


Best feature front page, first: Doreen Chisnell and Nate Bousquet, Rhode Island MonthlyPreparing for Rising Seas

Best feature front page, third: Doreen Chisnell and John Rego, Rhode Island Monthly, Full Exposure


Photo series/picture story, first: Alex Gagne, Rhode Island Monthly, Water, Water Everywhere

Photo series/picture story, second: Michael Cevoli, Rhode Island Monthly, Last of the Swamp Yankees


Food photo, second: Angel Tucker, Rhode Island Monthly, Smokin’ Hot


Business story, third: John Taraborelli, Rhode Island Monthly, The Master Builder



Photo from “A Touch of Class,” by Andy Smith. Photo by Alex Gagne.

Education story, first: Andy Smith, Rhode Island Monthly, A Touch of Class


Reporting on the environment, first: Todd McLeish, Rhode Island Monthly, Preparing for Rising Seas


Science/health care story, third: Samantha Labrecque, Rhode Island Monthly, Be Well Rhody


Profile/personality story, first: Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly, The Boxer



Photo from “Humans of New York System,” by Jamie Coelho. Photos by Alex Gagne.

Feature story/in-depth, second: Jamie Coelho, Rhode Island Monthly, Humans of New York System


Arts/entertainment story, first: Andy Smith, Rhode Island Monthly, One Man’s Treasure


Food/dining story, first: Jamie Coelho, Rhode Island Monthly, Clam Cake Crawling



Photo from “Full Exposure,” by Casey Nilsson. Illustration by John Rego.


Unique/most unexpected story, first: Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly, Full Exposure


Sports feature story, third: Grace Kelly, Rhode Island Monthly, Rise and Shine


News/features columnist, first: Ellen Liberman, Rhode Island Monthly