We are proud to announce that we have won awards for our 2022 stories, front covers, layouts, and newsletters from the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA).

First Place:

Writing: “Paddling to Survive” by Rolf Geyling

Illustration: “Caught in the Rental Crunch,” illustrated by Ben Ciccati

Newsletter: Full Belly Files by Matt Kettmann

Second Place:

Breaking News: “Santa Barbara Astronomer Bags a Black Hole” by Tyler Hayden

Writing (Digital Division): The Backstory: “What’s Behind UCSB’s Wall of Silence?” by Tyler Hayden

Front Page Layout & Design: “Santa Barbara’s Century Man,” “Sex and Violence and the Supremes,” and “Charley Crockett’s Neo-Classic Country Hits the Town,” designed by Ava Talehakimi and Xavier Pereyra

Inside Page Layout: “Paddling to Survive,” designed by Jinhee Hwang

Informational Graphic: “Caught in the Rental Crunch,” designed by Xavier Pereyra


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