2021 Michigan APME-Newspaper Contest

Best Feature Writing ( Division II)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Traverse City Record-Eagle
    Entry Title: Sierra Clark
    Entry Credit: Sierra Clark
    Judge Comment: Beautiful word pictures. Deeply personal, informative, and packed with emotion. The first-person account is the kind that gives readers chills.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Flint Journal
    Entry Title: Isis Simpson-Mersha of the Flint Journal for the best feature writing category
    Entry Credit: Isis Simpson-Mersha
    Judge Comment: Beautifully written. Compelling stories, well told. Isis sets the scene, then gets out of the way and lets the subject tell his or her own story with emotion. I especially am drawn to the Michael Thompson and Derek Pfaff stories.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Flint Journal
    Entry Title: Jake May of The Flint Journal for the best writing category
    Entry Credit: Jake May
    Judge Comment: Strong leads. Compelling stories. Great quotes. Beautifully written and woven together. Dramatic. Real attention-grabbers told well.