Journalism Awards

A rundown of journalism-related awards won by Jeff Kidd and his staffs.

S.C. PRESS ASSOCIATION



Individual

• Spot Sports News Story — first (1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007); second place (1993, 2001, 2002); third (2002).
• Sports Feature Story — first (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003**, 2005), second (1998, 2003); third (1995).
• Sports Column — first ( 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006); second (1996); third (2003, 2008).
• Sports Page Design — first (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007); second (1996, 2004); third (1998).
• Sports Enterprise — first (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011***); second (2002, 2003***, 2006***, 2008); third (1999*, 2002***, 2003).
• Short Sports Feature — first (2005).
• Sports Headline Writing — second (2007).
• E.A. Ramsaur Memorial Award for Editorial Writing* — first (2010).

• Editorial Writing — third (2014).
• Public Service — first (2011***); third (2012***).
• Affiliated Website — first (2011***).

• Innovative Concept* — third (2012***)

• Online General News/Feature Video, * — second (2013***)

 

(* Open Division; **Best of Best Open Division; ***Shared byline.)


Gazette and Packet sports staffs won 70 SCPA awards in 12 years under Kidd's direction News staffers at Gazette, Packet and The State under Kidd's direct supervision won 140 awards in seven years.



Section

• Special Section (included all newsroom departments) — third place (2001*, 2004*, 2005)

• Sports Special Section — third place (2008*)
• General Excellence — first place (Packet, 2009, 2011, 2015); second place (Packet, 2010); third place (Gazette, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013; Packet, 2013).
• News Special Section — first place (2011*)

(Advertising, for Heritage special section)
• News Special Section — first (2012*, 2013*)

• Newspaper website — second place (The State, 2015).

• Use of Social Media — first place (The Packet, 2015); second place (The State, 2015).

 

 

McCLATCHY PRESIDENT'S AWARD



(Open-circulation competition recognizing the best work of McClatchy daily newspapers)



• 2007 — High school recruiting package.
•  2008 Dixie Youth World Series online and in-print coverage (with staff).

CHICKEN SOUP SERIES



• 2000 — Work adapted from newspaper column selected for Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan’s Soul
• 2001 — Work adapted from newspaper column selected for Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan’s Soul

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS SPORTS EDITORS



Individual

(National, under 40,000 division)



• Feature Story — second (2003).

• Game Story — fourth (2004).
• Columns — honorable mention (2004, 2007, 2008).
• Explanatory — first (2006), third (2005).
• Projects — second (2007), second (2011, shared byline).



Packet sports staffs won 12 APSE writing awards in eight years under Kidd.



(Atlantic Coast Region, under 80,000, held only in 2006)

• Column Writing — second (2006).
• Game Story — third (2006). 



Section

(National, under 40,000 division)

• Special Section — Top 10 (2001, 2003, 2007, 2008*), honorable mention (2004, 2006)
• Sunday Section — Top 10 (2007, 2008*); honorable mention (2003)
• Daily Section — Top 10 (2006); honorable mention (2008*)

* Also top 10 in special 20,000-and-under competition, only triple-crown winner in that category that year

BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING SERIES



• 2005 — Listed in notable works.

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