The Richmond Times-Dispatch has won its second grand sweepstakes award recognizing overall excellence in news and advertising.

The Times-Dispatch won its first grand sweepstakes last year. This year, the newspaper earned a combined 47 awards in the 2018 Virginia Press Association journalism and advertising contest, including a best in show for daily advertising.

The awards were announced Saturday night at the VPA’s annual banquet in Norfolk at the Hilton Norfolk The Main hotel. The 2018 contest was judged by the Iowa Press Association.

The news and editorial staffs earned 12 first-place awards, while the advertising department earned four first-place honors.

First-place news awards

Terry Winternheimer, John Ramsey, data journalism, state salary database

Justin Morrison, Kira Rider, John Boyer, informational graphic, Weather in 2018

Alexa Welch Edlund, personality or portrait photo

Eric Kolenich, sports writing portfolio

Graham Moomaw, government writing portfolio

C. Suarez Rojas, public notice story

James Wallace, slideshow or gallery, “Honor Flight”

Jo Lord, critical writing, dining reviews

Staff, specialty pages

Alexa Welch Edlund, breaking news photo

Kira Rider, illustrations

Staff, including Andrew Cain and Dave Sager, “Retro Richmond”

Second-place news awards

Shelby Lum, picture story or essay

Alexa Welch Edlund, slideshow or gallery

Justin Mattingly, education writing portfolio

Bob Rayner, editorial writing portfolio

Daniel Sangjib Min, feature photo

Daniel Sangjib Min, Ed Kelleher, Justin Morrison, combination picture and story, Mortuary Affairs Unit for Discover Richmond magazine

Dave Sager, Justin Morrison, front-page design

Michael Martz, Graham Moomaw, general news writing, Amazon

Kira Rider, informational graphic

Shelby Lum, Nicole Kappatos, video, Richmond’s Monuments

Bob Brown, general news photo

Mark Gormus, sports feature photo

Third-place news awards

Shelby Lum, video

Alexa Welch Edlund, pictorial photo

Robin Beres, editorial writing portfolio

Michael Martz, feature writing portfolio

Jeff E. Schapiro, column writing portfolio

Daniel Sangjib Min, personality or portrait photo

Shelby Lum, sports news photo

Kira Rider, page design

James Wallace, general news photo

Mark Robinson, general news writing portfolio

Justin Morrison, informational graphic

Best in show

Erin Kennedy and Dwayne Carpenter, daily advertising, Kings Dominion

First-place advertising awards

Doris Ann Kane, Bob Kelly, Susan Carvell, home and garden, Kelleher

Dwayne Carpenter, Erin Kennedy, entertainment, Kings Dominion

Dwayne Carpenter, Erin Kennedy, online advertising, Kings Dominion

Bob Kelly, Doris Ann Kane, education, churches and organizations, Virginia is for Veterans

Second-place advertising awards

Molly O’Neal, Susan Carvell, Stephen Summerell, special sections with no slick pages, Black History Month

Jessica Bahlman, Hanna Daminski, online advertising, Cha Cha’s Cantina

Doris Ann Kane, Bob Kelly, home and garden, Williams and Sherrill/Feed More

Third-place advertising awards

Dwayne Carpenter, Stephen Summerell, Susan Carvell, multiple advertisers and themed pages, 2018 Summer Camp

Molly O’Neal, Nicole McMullin, member self-promotion, Alexa morning news from the RTD

Sandra Gayle Wade, Daniel Criner, Wanda Herbert, slick publications, Luxury Homes — June issue

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