The Daily Record received 22 awards, including two Best of Show awards, in the Maryland Delaware District of Columbia Press Association’s 2017 editorial, design and revenue contests, which recognize journalism and other efforts from the previous year.
Entrants competed in divisions by audience size and frequency or type of publication, with all divisions considered collectively for best of show awards.
In the editorial contest, the best of show award was given to Tom Baden and Jason Whong in the Best Use of Interactive Media category for the Maryland Lawyers Confidence Index Survey. That entry also garnered a first-place award.
Other first-place editorial entries in the division were:
- Online Blog: Bryan P. Sears for the Eye on Annapolis blog.
- State Government: Steve Lash for “Minority Reports.”
- News-driven multimedia storytelling — Heather Cobun and Whong, for “Is This Bail Reform?“
- Website of General Excellence: The Daily Record staff.
- Special Event Video: Marc Steiner, for “Annapolis Summit: Bipartisanship.“
The Daily Record also had nine second-place wins in the editorial contest:
- General Social Media Reporting: Sears, for posts from the Maryland General Assembly.
- Breaking News Social Media: Sears, for posts on the Del. Dan Morhaim inquiry.
- Best Use of Interactive Media: Sears and Whong for Maryland ethics filings.
- Growth and Land Use Reporting: Adam Bednar, for “Growth in Baltimore.”
- State Government: Cobun, for “Is this bail reform?“
- News-driven multimedia storytelling: Maximilian Franz and Whong for a “Dropping the Mike” animation.
- Headline: Whong, for “Maker of ‘iTrump’ trumpet app trounces Trump in trademark tiff.“
- Features Video: Franz, for “Made in Maryland: Wockenfuss.“
- Online Blog: Generation J.D. contributors for Generation J.D.
The Daily Record also won three awards in the design contest:
- Custom Publication: Sarah Young, second place, for “Be What I Want To Be.“
- News-driven informational graphics: Whong, first place, for a data visualization for “Is this bail reform?” and second place for an infographic about bail reviews.
Additionally, The Daily Record won three awards in the revenue contest:
- Best of Show and first place in the Best Event category: The Daily Record staff for Maryland’s Top 100 Women.
- First place, new business concept: Whong, for a digital email strategy that thanked subscribers and gently nudged nonsubscribers to subscribe.