Command names 2003 Public Affairs Media Contest winners

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command officials announced Jan. 30 the winners of the command's 2003 Public Affairs Media Contest. The winners are:

Best Newspaper (forwarded to the Air Force-level contest): Tabloid Format: Northwest Airlifter, McChord AFB, Wash.

Metro Format: Carolina Flyer, Pope AFB, S.C.

Large Newspaper (more than 24 pages):

First place -- Northwest Airlifter, McChord AFB

Second place -- Capital Flyer, Andrews AFB, Md.

Third place -- Command Post, Scott AFB, Ill.

Small Newspaper (less than 24 pages):

First place -- Airtides, McGuire AFB, N.J.

Second place -- Fairchild Connection, Fairchild AFB, Wash.

Third place -- Airlift Dispatch, Charleston AFB, S.C.

News Writing

First place -- Ed Drohan, Pope AFB

Second place -- Airman Christie Putz, Fairchild AFB

Third place -- Senior Airman Deanna McClay, Dover AFB, Del.

Feature Writing

First place -- 2nd Lt. Nicole Barnum, Scott AFB

Second place -- Capt. Dave Huxsoll, McConnell AFB, Kan.

Third place -- Staff Sgt. Christin Michaud, McGuire AFB

Commentary Writing

First place -- Staff Sgt. Scott Sturkol, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.

Second place -- Capt. John Hubbs, McConnell AFB

Third place -- Staff Sgt. Scott McNabb, McChord AFB

 

Sports Writing

First place -- Bud McKay, McChord AFB

Second place -- Airman Rhina Portillochacon, Scott AFB

Third place -- Senior Airman Becky LaRaia, Pope AFB

 

Series Writing

First place -- Airman Christie Putz, Fairchild AFB

Second place -- Master Sgt. Angel Newman, Charleston AFB

Stand Alone Photograph

First place -- Kevin Tosh, McChord AFB

Second place -- Airman 1st Class Jason Neal, Pope AFB

Third place -- Kristin Royalty, Dover AFB

Photojournalism

First place -- 1st Lt. Suzanne Ovel, McChord AFB

Second place -- Senior Airman Becky LaRaia, Pope AFB

Third place -- Tech. Sgt. Tracy DeMarco, Andrews AFB

 

Contract/Stringer Writer

First place -- Bob Fehringer, Scott AFB

Second place -- Lisa Casterline, McConnell AFB

Third place -- Nick Stubbs, MacDill AFB, Fla.

 

Contract/Stringer Photographer

First place -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Lalic, Pope AFB

Second place -- Bob Fehringer, Scott AFB

Third place -- Bobby Jones, Andrews AFB

 

Outstanding New Writer

First place -- Airman Christie Putz, Fairchild AFB

Second place -- Airman Rhina Portillochacon, Scott AFB

Third place -- Senior Airman Becky LaRaia, Pope AFB

Print Journalist of the Year

First place -- Staff Sgt. Scott McNabb, McChord AFB

Second place -- 2nd Lt. Nicole Barnum, Scott AFB

Third place -- A1C Stephanie Hammer, Charleston AFB

 

Art/Graphic in Support of Publication

First place -- Sean Erbe, Charleston AFB

Second place -- Staff Sgt. Monte Volke, Grand Forks AFB

Third place -- Capt. Dave Huxsoll, McConnell AFB

First-place individual winners, as well as top newspaper from the metro and tabloid categories, will now compete at the Air Force-level Public Affairs media competition.