City Pages wins 15 first place SPJ awards -- a new record

Last night's Society of Professional Journalists Page One banquet was a banner event for City Pages.

We won 15 first place awards -- the most in our history -- while competing in the 50,000-plus circulation category with the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.

Here's a rundown of our award-winning pieces:

Long Feature: Jessica Lussenhop, Forging the Oregon Trail

The Best Feature Photo
The Best Feature Photo

Enterprise Story: Jessica Lussenhop, The Suicide Files

Sports Feature: Andy Mannix, Dough Boy Rises

Business Column: Andrea Swennson, Here's Why We Didn't Sign Foo Fighters Photo Contract

Sports Column: Andy Mannix & Mike Mullen, Vikings All-Arrested Team

Art & Illustration: Kevin Cannon, Pride Map

Page Design: Mike Kooiman, Rarefied Air opening spread

Front Page Design: Mike Kooiman, My Life in the Test Trade cover

Best Hard News Photo: Mark Kartarik, The Forgotten Neighborhood

The Best News Portrait
The Best News Portrait

Best Feature Photo: Emily Utne, Doomtree

Best News Portrait: Tony Nelson, Untrue Blood

Best Sports Photo: Ryan Brennan, Minnesota Parkour

Best Commissioned Magazine Photo: Emily Utne, Best of the Twin Cities

Best Use of Public Records: Andy Mannix & Mike Mullen, RNC Piggy Bank

Best Website:

See also:
-- 2011: City Pages wins 11 first place SPJ Page One awards

-- 2010: City Pages wins 12 first place SPJ Page One awards

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