Awards

Silver eLit Illuminating Digital Publishing Excellence 2014 Arts and Crafts: Imagine Create Explore Boxed Set, Edited by Carol La Valley, Susan Lenart Kazmer LLC, 2013

Honorable Mention National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) 2013 Memoir: Skirting Traditions Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012, Written and Edited by members of Arizona Press Women, Wheatmark, 2012

Bronze Medal Independent Publisher Book Awards, How-To Craft and Hobby 2012: Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin® by Jen Cushman, Carol La Valley Step-out photographer, Susan Lenart Kazmer LCC, 2011

1st Place Arizona Press Women (APW) 2010 Short Fiction: “The Bone Flute Maker” in the eBook: Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts Oh My! No Tree Books, 2009

2nd Place NFPW 2010 Short Fiction: “Silent Creek”, Falling Star Magazine, Summer/Fall 2009

Honorable Mention APW 2010 History Book: Fifty-Five Years of Health in the Rim Country, A Pocket Full of Stardust Publications, 2009

 2009 Outstanding Writing Award by Arizona Newspaper Association for:

“Brothers reunite at graduation”
http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2008/may/22/brothers_reunite_at/

 

Columns – General

First Place

“Popa watch me fly”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2008/mar/18/popa_watch_me/

and

“Purses are just modern bags of infinite holding”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2008/apr/01/purses_are_just/

(These were published in print in The Rim Review. First Place entries go on to National federation of Press Women Communications Contest.)

 

Special Articles – Travel

Second Place

“Kilimanjaro hike brings brother adventurers closer together”

Rim Country Gazette, print edition, July 24, 2008

 

Publications regularly edited by entrant – Non-daily newspaper

Second Place

Rim Country Gazette

www.rimcountrygazette.com

 

Personality Profile – More than 500 words

Second Place

“Carl Backus’ Honor Flight to the World War II Memorial” and “Tour of Duty for Lt. Backes”

http://www.rimcountrygazette.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4611:carl-backes-honor-flight-to-the-world-war-ii-memorial&catid=35:star-valley-news&Itemid=56

and

http://www.rimcountrygazette.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4741:tour-of-duty-for-1st-lt-backes&catid=35:star-valley-news&Itemid=56

 

Third Place

“A Pretty Girl and a Wild Lad Fell in Love”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2008/feb/11/a_pretty_girl/

 

Honorable Mention

“Young singer songwriter balances college and her art”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2008/mar/27/young_singersongwriter_balances/

 

Special Articles – Physical/mental health, fitness, self-help

Third Place

“The dawn of running therapy for six Payson women”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2008/jan/24/the_dawn_of/

and

“A man and his dog”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2008/jan/31/a_man_and/
Feature Story – Non Daily
Honorable Mention
“Brothers Reunite at Graduation”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2008/may/22/brothers_reunite_at/

 

2008 Arizona Better Newspapers Association

 

Newspaper of the Year – Non Daily

Staff Award

Payson Roundup Newspaper, 10th consecutive year

 

2008 Arizona Press Women Communications Contest

News Reporting – Non daily
Third Place
“Dog lost in car accident comes home”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2007/apr/16/dog_lost_in/

 

Personality Profile

Honorable Mention

“Alive and kicking”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2007/apr/26/alive_kicking_woman/

 

Special Articles – Education

Second Place

“Teachers turn lives around” and “Learning to function with autism”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2007/apr/16/teachers_turn_lives/

and

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2007/nov/05/learning_to_function/

 

Special Articles – Religion

Third Place

“In Laidback, Arizona” and “Mass in the Wild West”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2007/mar/01/in_laidback_arizona/

and

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2007/may/17/mass_in_the/

 

Personal Column – General

Third Place

“They are not like us”

Rim Review

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2007/feb/13/they_are_not/

 

2007 Arizona Better Newspapers Association

 

Best Sustained Coverage – Series

Staff Award

“Solving our housing crisis”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2006/may/25/solving_our_housing/

 

Lifestyle Feature

Second Place

“A promise fulfilled: Family publishes book years after her death”

http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4TSHB_enUS248US248

 

Newspaper of the Year – Non Daily

Staff Award

Payson Roundup Newspaper, 9th consecutive year

 

Best Special Section

Staff Award

Progress Edition

Payson Roudup Newspaper

 

 2007 Arizona Press Women Communications Contest

2007 Outstanding Writing Award by Arizona Newspaper Association
“Happy ending”  and “Solving our housing crisis”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2006/nov/30/happy_ending/

and

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2006/may/25/solving_our_housing/

 

2006 Arizona Better Newspapers Association

 

Lifestyle Feature

Second Place

“Baby arrives before midwife, EMTs”

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2005/dec/15/special_delivery_baby/

 

Newspaper Column

Second Place

“I’d rather be a Lady Longhorn than an Appleknocker”

Rim Review

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2006/feb/21/id_rather_be/

 

Other

Governor’s Housing Hero Award, PRN editorial staff award,  2006 for Housing Crisis series

Rookie of the Year, Xerox Business Services, Los Angeles Division 1989

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