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Congratulations to our 2021 Editorial and Advertising contest winners!

MDDC Staff

April 22, 2022

The results are in! See our contest winners below, by contest division and publication. Watch our virtual awards presentations May 9-13 to see our category winners and Best in Show winners, in addition to our Personnel and Organization-wide awards.

Division A

The Baltimore Sun

  • Barbara Haddock-Taylor
  • Christina Tkacik
  • Christine Condon
  • Dan Rodricks
  • Glenn Graham, Liz Bowie, Christine Condon
  • Hallie Miller
  • Hallie Miller, Meredith Cohn, Lizzy Lawrence
  • Jean Marbella
  • Jerry Jackson
  • Jerry Jackson, Karl Merton Ferron
  • John-John Williams IV
  • Jon Meoli, Karl Merton Ferron, Steve Earley
  • Jonas Shaffer
  • Jonathan M. Pitts
  • Justin Fenton
  • Karl Merton Ferron
  • Karl Merton Ferron, Kevin Richardson, Nick DiMarco
  • Kenneth K. Lam
  • Kevin Richardson
  • Kim Hairston
  • Liz Bowie
  • Lloyd Fox
  • Maria Eberhart, Ulysses Muñoz
  • Mary Carole McCauley
  • McKenna Oxenden, Jerry Jackson
  • Meredith Cohn
  • Mike Preston
  • News Staff
  • Peter Jensen
  • Sanya Kamidi, Steve Earley
  • Scott Dance
  • Staff
  • Stephanie García
  • Steve Earley, Alison Knezevich
  • Taylor DeVille
  • Tim Prudente
  • Tricia Bishop
  • Ulysses Muñoz
  • Ulysses Muñoz, Christina Tkacik

The News Journal

  • Amanda Fries
  • Brandon Holveck
  • Brandon Holveck, Meredith Newman, Jared Whalen
  • Isabel Hughes, Emily Lytle
  • Jerry Habraken
  • Jose Ignacio Castaneda Perez
  • Kevin Tresolini
  • Marina Affo, Jared Whalen
  • Meredith Newman
  • Meredith Newman, Jared Whalen
  • Natalia Alamdari
  • Patricia Talorico
  • Ryan Cormier
  • Také Uda

Division B

The Capital

  • Brooks DuBose
  • Dana Munro
  • Katherine Fominykh
  • Lilly Price
  • Lilly Price, Danielle Ohl
  • Lilly Price, Rose Wagner
  • Paul Gillespie
  • Paul Gillespie, Brian Krista, Jeffrey Bill
  • Rachael Pacella
  • Rick Hutzell
  • Staff

The Frederick News-Post

  • Angela Roberts
  • Anna Joyce
  • Anna Joyce, Connie Hastings
  • Anna Joyce, Samantha Bangh
  • Bill Green
  • Bill Green, Katina Zentz, Staff
  • Greg Swatek
  • Jack Hogan
  • James Constantine, Noelle Hallman
  • Jillian Atelsek
  • Joe Ferraro
  • John Cannon
  • Joshua Smith
  • Katina Zentz
  • Noelle Hallman, James Constantine
  • Paul Milton
  • Paul Milton, Trevor Baratko, Pete McCarthy, Bill Watts, Bill Green
  • Ryan Marshall, Steve Bohnel
  • Samantha Bangh
  • Samantha Bangh, Connie Hastings
  • Samantha Bangh, Connie Hastings
  • Samantha Bangh, Mary Kate Battles

The Herald-Mail

  • Dawn Friedman, Lisa Prejean, Michelle Horton, Tricia Johnson, Kathy Gelwicks
  • Sherry Greenfield
  • Tamela Baker
  • Tamela Baker, Alexis Fitzpatrick
  • Tim Rowland

Division C

Carroll County Times

  • Brian Krista
  • Dylan Slagle
  • Dylan Slagle, Jeffrey Bill, Brian Krista
  • Katie Jones
  • Kristen Griffith
  • Madison Bateman

Cecil Whig

  • Carl Hamilton

Cumberland Times

  • Alex Rychwalski
  • Bill Derlan
  • John Smith, Shane Riggs, Teresa McMinn, Jeffrey Alderton, Marisa Hammond
  • Kyle Bennett
  • Kyle Bennett, Alex Rychwalski
  • Lindsay Renner-Wood
  • Marisa Hammond
  • Mark Harris, Alex Rychwalski, Steve Bittner
  • Teresa McMinn

Delaware State News

  • Andrew West
  • Angi Hicks, Bonnie Mankin
  • Beth Skinner
  • Butch Comegys
  • Carla Varisco
  • Craig Anderson
  • Craig Horleman
  • Donald ‘DJ’ Short
  • Donald ‘DJ’ Short, Joy Ferrio
  • Donald ‘DJ’ Short, Tim Gary
  • Gary Emeigh
  • Glenn Rolfe
  • Heather Cregar, Angi Hicks
  • Heather Cregar, Donald ‘DJ’ Short
  • Heather Cregar, Jessica Cook, Advertising & Marketing Teams
  • Logan Anderson
  • Marc Clery
  • Marc Clery, Chuck Snyder, Butch Comegys
  • Thomas Maglio, Laura Walter, Advertising & Marketing Teams

The Daily Record

  • Brian Compere, Jason Whong
  • Bryan Sears
  • Erin McLaughlin, Bryan Sears, Staff
  • Jessica Markham
  • Johanna Alonso
  • Patrick Brannan
  • Patrick Brannan, Bryan Sears, Nicole Haggard
  • Patrick Brannan, Laura Black
  • Patrick Brannan, Wendy Martin
  • Sloane Brown
  • Staff

The Daily Times

  • Alec Branch, Ricky Pollitt, Lauren Roberts
  • Denisha Kranthoven
  • Kayla Golliher
  • Kelly Powers
  • Kristian Jaime
  • Lauren Roberts
  • Lauren Roberts, Thomas Costello
  • Maddie Aiken
  • Marci Jordan, Anthony Miller, Michelle Ganassi
  • Matthew Cardenas
  • Mike Batista
  • Richard Pollitt, Paula Ramirez, Michelle Ganassi
  • Rose Velazquez, Matthew Prensky

The Star Democrat

  • Angela Price
  • Brad Dress
  • Greg Mueller
  • Greg Mueller, Jennifer Quinn
  • Greg Mueller, Meredith Dean
  • Jennifer Quinn
  • Meredith Dean
  • Natalie Jones
  • Sally Covey
  • Talha Ashrif
  • Tom McCall
  • William Haufe

Division D

The Bay Journal

  • Dave Harp
  • Jeremy Cox, Timothy Wheeler
  • Karl Blankenship
  • Kathleen Gaskell
  • Timothy Wheeler

Laurel Leader

  • Brian Krista
  • Katie Jones

The Aegis

  • James Whitlow
  • Jean Marbella, Jason Fontelieu
  • Katie Jones
  • Matt Button
  • Matt Button, Brian Krista

The Catholic Review

  • Archbishop William E. Lori
  • Christopher Gunty
  • George P. Matysek Jr.
  • Kevin J. Parks
  • Kevin J. Parks, Archbishop William E. Lori, Christopher Gunty
  • Kevin J. Parks, Christopher Gunty, Paul McMullen, George P. Matysek Jr.
  • Kevin J. Parks, Sara Travlos
  • Kyle Taylor
  • Matthew Liptak
  • Paul McMullen
  • Priscila González de Doran, Staff
  • Rita Buettner
  • Sara Travlos
  • Sara Travlos, Kevin J. Parks
  • Sara Travlos, Kevin J. Parks
  • Staff
  • Tim Swift

Towson Times

  • Allana Haynes
  • Staff

Division E

Baltimore Jewish Times

  • David Holzel, Selah Maya Zighelboim
  • Editorial Staff
  • Jan Lee
  • Jesse Berman
  • Lonna Koblick

Business Monthly

  • George Berkheimer
  • Mark Smith
  • Pantea Tofangchi
  • Pantea Tofangchi, Susan Kim, Emily Calkins
  • Susan Kim

Cape Gazette

  • Chris Flood
  • Dan Cook
  • Dave Frederick
  • Kristin Sinnott, Kathy McGinty
  • Mallery Galaska, Lauren Zaniewski
  • Melissa Steele
  • Nick Roth
  • Nick Roth, Chris Flood
  • Ronald MacArthur
  • Tara Arjona, Teresa Rodriguez

Coastal Point

  • Chris Aube
  • Darin J. McCann
  • Mike Smith
  • Mike Stern
  • Shaun M. Lambert
  • Staff

Howard County Times

  • Brian Krista
  • Brian Krista, Jeffrey Bill
  • Katie Jones

Ocean City Today

  • Jack Chavez
  • Lisa Capitelli
  • Marc Emond
  • Stewart Dobson

Salisbury Independent

  • Angi Hicks, Cathy Koyanagi
  • Carrie Samis
  • Greg Bassett
  • Todd Dudek

Southern Maryland News

  • Caleb Soptelean
  • Dan Belson
  • Darryl Kinsey Jr.
  • Jennifer Helmer
  • Jenny Helmer, Eli Wohlenhaus
  • Ted Black

The Dundalk Eagle

  • Dan Belson

The Washington Informer

  • Anthony Tilghman
  • Daniel Kucin, Jr.
  • Dr. Shantella Sherman
  • Sam Collins
  • William Ford

Washington Business Journal

  • Carolyn Proctor
  • Carten Cordell
  • Maggie Lynn, Carolyn Proctor
  • Michael Neibauer
  • News Staff
  • Sara Gilgore
  • Stephanie Redding
  • Stephanie Redding, Carolyn Proctor
  • Tristan Navera

Washington Jewish Week

  • Ben Kahn
  • Jamie Anfenson-Comeau, Asaf Shalev
  • Jay Sevidal
  • Lexi Gopin
  • Lloyd Wolf

Division F

Baltimore Business Journal

  • Amanda Yeager
  • Carley Milligan
  • Danielle Frater
  • Holden Wilen
  • Holden Wilen, Matt Kish, Eric Jackson
  • Joanna Sullivan
  • Staff
  • Stephanie Redding

Bay Times/Record Observer

  • Doug Bishop

Catonsville Times

  • Brian Krista
  • Jeffrey Bill

Delaware Business Times

  • Jacob Owens
  • Katie Tabeling

Kent County News

  • Daniel Divilio

Laurel Star

  • Brittany Passon, Chris Elliott
  • Brittany Passon, Greg English
  • Brittany Passon, Karen Cherrix
  • Brittany Passon, Tede Griffith
  • Karen Cherrix, Chris Elliott
  • Karen Cherrix, Greg English
  • Mike McClure
  • Mike McClure, Brittany Passon
  • Mike McClure, Brittany Passon, Bryant Richardson
  • Mike McClure, Carol Kinsley, Karen Cherrix
  • Mike McClure, Karen Cherrix
  • Mike McClure, Karen Cherrix, Brittany Passon
  • Mike McClure, Karen Cherrix, Brittany Passon, Chris Elliott, Greg English
  • Tony Windsor

Seaford Star

  • Bernard Carr
  • Brittany Passon, Tede Griffith
  • Julleanna Seely
  • Karen Cherrix
  • Lynn Schofer
  • Michael McClure
  • Mike McClure, Karen Cherrix, Brittany Passon
  • Tony Windsor

The Afro American

  • Chicken Boxx Hosts, Kevin Peck
  • Dana Peck
  • Denise Dorsey
  • Dorothy Boulware, Micha Green, Jessica Dortch, Megan Sayles
  • Frances Draper
  • Megan Sayles
  • Mylika Scatliffe
  • Nadine Matthews
  • Taylor Peck

The Avenue News

  • Logan Williamson

The Dorchester Star

  • Mike Detmer
  • Natalie Jones

The Newark Post

  • Josh Shannon
  • Matt Hooke

Division O

Baltimore Brew

  • David Plymyer
  • Fern Shen
  • Fern Shen, David Plymyer
  • Fern Shen, Mark Reutter
  • J.M. Giordano
  • Mark Reutter
  • Mark Reutter, Ann Costantino, David Plymyer
  • Mark Reutter, Fern Shen, David Plymyer

Baltimore Fishbowl

  • Adam DeRose
  • David Nitkin, Carl Schmidt
  • David Nitkin, Karen Nitkin
  • Marcus Dieterle
  • Marion Winik
  • Nicole Allen, Muffy Fenwick, Susan Gerardo Dunn, Charlie Herrick
  • Rudy Malcom
  • Walinda West

Bethesda Beat

  • Bethesda Beat readers
  • Caitlynn Peetz
  • Caitlynn Peetz, Briana Adhikusuma, Steve Bohnel, Dan Schere
  • Dan Schere
  • Elia Griffin
  • Steve Bohnel
  • Steve Bohnel, Caitlynn Peetz, Dan Schere

Capital News Service Wire

  • Brittany N. Gaddy
  • Callan Tansill-Suddath
  • Devon Milley, Clara Niel
  • Digital Staff
  • Emma Grazado, Rachel Hunt, Eric Harkleroad, Adam Marton, Anton Van De Motter
  • Jacob Steinberg
  • Kelly Livingston, Madison Peek
  • Thomas Hindle
  • Tony Cabral

District Dig

  • Jeffrey Anderson

Maryland Matters

  • Alanah Davis
  • Brenda Wintrode
  • Elizabeth Shwe
  • Frank DeFilippo
  • Hannah Gaskill
  • Josh Kurtz
  • Lisa Nevans Locke
  • William F. Zorzi

Maryland Reporter

  • Bryan Renbaum, Charlie Hayward, Timothy W. Maier
  • Len Lazarick

The Bay Net

  • Caitlin Mays, Zach Hill
  • Zach Hill, Regan Coombs
  • Zach Hill, Regan Coombs, Kathy Hollyer

Division S

  • Daniel Kucin Jr.
  • Jacob Baumgart
  • Miranda Spivack, Robert Salladay, Nathaniel Levine, Lezlie Sterling, Scott Lebar
  • Scott Serio
  • Scott Serio, Karina Serio
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