The Drummer wins again in state press contest

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Once more The Granby Drummer was awarded high honors by the Connecticut Press Club. Each year the press club holds a Communication Contest with opportunities across a myriad of categories such as news writing, columns, photography, humor, informational, features, and many more. The Drummer entered the 2020 contest for the first time and garnered many awards. Its 2021 contest entry was also honored.

First place wins:

Newsletter or other publication (non-profit) category: Rita Isaacson, Christie Levandowski and Amanda Lindberg

Photography, General news or feature photo category: John Dewey for No April Fool’s Joke

Second place wins:

Feature Story, print-based newspaper category: Faith Tyldsley for Meet Me at the Bridge

Columns, general category: Carol Laun (posthumously) for Historic Footnotes

Columns, humorous category: Mark Fiorentino for Waypoints

Columns, informational and how-to category: David Desiderato for Not Wanted

Third place wins:

Writing specialty articles, green/environmental category: Faith Tyldsley for Bee A Hero

High School, opinion category: Chase Alexander for My Freshman Year Amid a Pandemic

Founded in the 1970s, the Connecticut Press Club is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) and includes both female and male members.

First place winners in the statewide contest are also eligible for awards in the nationwide contest sponsored by NFPW. The press club will salute the winners at an awards ceremony in June.

“We are thrilled to once again be recognized by the Connecticut Press Club for excellence in communications,” said Kathy Norris, chair of Citizens for a Better Granby, publisher of the Drummer. Norris adds, “As the press club awards are open to all media professionals who work statewide, the awards to our volunteer writers, photographers and editorial staff are especially gratifying. Many thanks to all who contribute to the Drummer’s success.”