Perry Chief, Dallas County News win four awards in Iowa Newspaper Association's annual contest
The Perry Chief and Dallas County News won four awards in the annual Iowa Newspaper Association contest.
Allison Ullmann, editor and reporter for the Perry Chief, won three awards: first for best news feature photo, and second and third for best video.
"The expression on the girl's face makes us understand how much fun it must be to hit someone with a pie," judges said of Ullmann's first place photo.
Ullmann won second place in the best video category for a video she produced for a story about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's townhall in Perry.
"Good camera work captures the intensity of Biden's message," the judges said.
The third place award was for a video produced about Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's visit to Perry.
Former Dallas County News sports reporter Andrew Brown also won first, for best sports feature photo. Judges said the photo, of the Van Meter baseball team celebrating after winning their second state title, captured "emotion with energy."
Both newspapers compete against other weeklies with circulation from 911 to 1,500.