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The Washington Post wins record-breaking 18 awards in annual Society for Features Journalism contest

June 29, 2018 at 2:45 PM

The Washington Post won a record-breaking 18 awards in the 2018 Society for Features Journalism Excellence-in-Features Awards.

First place award winners include:

Dan Zak won general feature for his story of the West, TX blast and its aftermath.
Tom Sietsema won food feature for his story about a restaurant dishwasher outside Houston, TX.
The Post’s website won best features digital presence.
The Lily won digital innovation.
Kent Babb won sports feature for his story about a football player convinced he has CTE.
Sadie Dingfelder of Express won arts and entertainment feature for her story on NOVA Pro Wrestling.

Second place award winners include:

Peter Marks won arts and entertainment feature for his story on the Broadway show, The Front Page.
David Montgomery won narrative storytelling for his story about a monument controversy in Demopolis, AL.
Geoff Edgers won feature specialty writing for a portfolio of stories.
Panfilo Garcia won headline writing for a selection of his work.
Tom Sietsema won best niche product for the Spring and Fall dining guides.
Ashley Joplin won video storytelling for the “butterfly baby” story.
Dan Zak won short feature for his story about the end of Gchat.

Third place award winners include:

Monica Hesse won narrative storytelling for her story about abortion doulas.
Hank Stuever won arts and entertainment commentary portfolio for a selection of stories.
A selection of weekly and daily sections won best section.

Honorable mentions include:

The luxury issues of The Washington Post Magazine were cited in the best niche product category.
Tom Sietsema was cited in the arts and entertainment commentary portfolio for a selection of stories.

Because The Post won more awards than any other news organization in its division, it was awarded the Finest in Features Sweepstakes Award. It is the third consecutive year that The Post has been honored with this award.

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