Staff earns 5 awards in press association contest

Boulder City Review staff members came home with five awards from the Nevada Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.

In all, the paper netted one first-place, two second-place and two third-place awards.

Former contributor Andy Saylor won the sole first-place award for the best nonstaff story with his profile of Dr. Larry Smith and his “recipe for success.” Judges said it was a “nice personality profile.”

Editor Hali Bernstein Saylor won a second-place award for best headline writing and a third-place award for her column.

The judges’ remarks for her headline writing included, “Nice job. All worked; none reached, which is the sin of headline puns.”

Photographers Steve Andrascik and Laura Hubel won second- and third-place awards, respectively, for their efforts.

Andrascik’s award in the best news photo category came from a photo taken during the Veterans Day celebration at the Nevada State Veterans Home.

“You caught a touching moment,” remarked the judges.

Hubel’s award in the best sports photo category was for a baseball photo. “Great action shot that leaves the audience wondering if the catcher actually stuck the landing, or fell flat on the runner,” wrote the judges.