The Rhode Island Press Association held its annual award banquet last Friday, May 9, and Rhode Island Monthly came away with the most prizes of any state media outlet.
Not to toot our own horn, but it feels pretty good. We got the most first places too; of our sixteen awards, nine of them were firsts. Only the Providence Journal newspaper came close (they got fourteen awards and six first places).
Below are links to our winning entries. Congrats to all our staff and writers, and while we’re at it, thanks to everyone around the state who works hard to cover Rhode Island in an age of shrinking budgets, paycuts and layoffs. It’s not always easy, but hey, as jobs go, at least it can be fun.
Driven to Drink: second place, the Barrington drunk driving story
Notes from the Hood: first place, a feature on the Community Music Works program for inner city kids
The Advocate: first place, a profile of Jametta Alston, the state’s child advocate, who was suing the governor
Dance Fever: first place, a profile of an artist who was influenced by a painting he inherited
Best of Rhode Island: first place
The Need for Speed: third place
A photo of the polar plunge: third place