Behind the Badge OC won three first place, a second place, a third place and an honorable mention Monday at the Orange County Press Club’s 2017 Excellence in Journalism Contest.
The site, which launched about three years ago, has earned 16 awards from the OCPC, including nine top honors for news and feature writing, news and feature photography and video. Photographer Steven Georges has won the club’s top news photo honors three years in a row.
This year’s awards include (with links to original stories):
First place, best news photo
“Judges’ Comments: The depth of emotion and obvious love between (a woman and her husband) is simply outstanding. This certainly grips at the heartstrings!”
Third place, best feature photo
Honorable mention, best feature photo
First place, best news story, Advocacy Journalism
Jaimee Lynn Fletcher
Second place, best news story, Advocacy Journalism
Jaimee Lynn Fletcher, Bill Rams
BTB Special Report: 164 on-duty cops shot so far this year
Best News Feature Story, Advocacy Journalism