36 Tattoo writers win in professional journalism contest

We’re proud that once again The Tattoo has earned a pile of awards in the annual contest sponsored by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists.
Michel Lee, a California staffer, picked up four different awards while Nebraska writer Zach Brokenrope walked off with a trio of them.
We captured a first-place award in the “In-Depth Series” category for ”Fleeing Katrina,” an entry that featured the extensive work of Louisiana 17-year-old Samantha Perez as well as photographs, cartoons and art by Josh Gales of Florida, Lee, Perez, Brent Altemus of Lousiana and Justin Skaradosky of Connecticut.
A piece by Jesus Diaz, a New Orleans 14-year-old who described riding out the massive hurricane in a hotel, was also honored as part of the winning entry.
The Tattoo nabbed second place awards in the arts and entertainment, feature series and columns categories, along with an honorable mention for one of Lee’s cartoons.
These young writers, photographers and artists have proven once again that they are turning out the best teen journalism in the world. We know that, of course, but it’s still nice to see it confirmed.
Check out the Awards link on The Tattoo’s home for more information.

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