Peninsula Patch editors were honored Saturday night with five awards for their outstanding journalism, including the top honor of overall excellence for a website.
Redwood City Patch editor Stacie Chan received the evening's top award for the incredible website she launched and creates daily content for, along with the hard work of her colleagues and freelancers.
Aaron Selverston, Palo Alto Patch editor, was honored in the multimedia category,
South San Francisco Patch editor Drew Himmelstein received a second-place award for her serious feature story,
Palo Alto Patch columnist Lisen Stromberg received first place for commentary in her poignant piece,
And Scott Campbell, former long time sports editor for the Peninsula Patch sites received first place for his story,
Along with four of their Bay Area colleagues, Peninsula Patch editors took home nine awards in total - five of which were first place at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's 35th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.
The winners were selected from 440 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Awards honored work done in 2011.
Entries were judged by the Press Clubs of Bakersfield, Cleveland, Florida, Milwaukee, New Orleans and San Diego.
The Peninsula Patch sites include Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo and South San Francisco.
Patch Award Winners
Lisen Stromberg, columnist for Palo Alto Patch
Scott Campbell, former long time sports editor for Peninsula Patch sites
Feature Story of a Serious Nature
Drew Himmelstein, South San Francisco Patch
Aaron Selverston, Palo Alto Patch
Brad Kava, Santa Cruz Patch
Feature Story of a Light Nature
Charles Burress, El Cerrito Patch
FIRST PLACE, Patch,
Rachel Stern, Silicon Valley Associate Local Editor