The Santa Barbara Independent was recognized for our 2021 coverage and design nine times across eight categories by the CA News Publishers Association. We were rated alongside weekly newspapers with a circulation between 11,001-25,000. Check out our wins below.
1. Coverage of Youth and Education
Read Delaney Smith’s “The Struggle Against Learning Loss,” which won first place for Coverage of Youth and Education.
2. Editorial Comment
Tyler Hayden’s column examining Bellosguardo ― “Santa Barbara’s most nakedly corrupt institution” ― won first place for Editorial Comment.
Nick Welsh’s Angry Poodle won first place for Columns. Check out one of his winning entries:
4. Inside Page Layout & Design
5. Arts & Entertainment Coverage
Charles Donelan won third place for Arts & Entertainment Coverage. Check out one of his entries here:
6. Land-Use Reporting
Tyler Hayden’s coverage of UCSB’s Munger Dorm ― which he dubbed “Dormzilla” ― won third place for Land-Use Reporting. Read one of the winning entries below, and catch up on our Munger Dorm coverage here.
7. Photo Story/Essay
Daniel Dreifuss won fifth place for Photo Story/Essay. Check out his work here:
Ben Ciccati won second place for Illustration. Check out his work here: