The Florida Times Union got 6 first position honors from Florida Press Clubs Excellence in Journalism Competition that includes 3 photography classes the newspaper spanned. The photographers of the Times Union got the 1st, 2nd and 3rd spot prizes in general news, feature as well as sports feature photography.
All Times Unions 4 full time snappers Will Dickey, Tim Hensel, Bob Self and Bob Mack, took 1st or 2nd spot in at least 1 category. Altogether, Times Union received twenty two 1st, 2nd or 3rd spot titles in Florida Press Clubs forty classes. 13 of those titles were in the photography classes. Previous year, the paper received thirty five awards. This was the 62nd annual contest for the Florida Press Club.
Adam Kealoha Causey and Kate Howard Perry got the 3rd spot in Lucy Morgan award class for their series of tales recording how the Florida State College, President Steven Wallace used foundation and college money.
After the tales were issued previous year, Governor Rick Scott asked for an investigation and Steven Wallace stepped down. Now, Perry covers high education at Omaha World Herald, as well as Causey is now an initiative as well as investigative reporter at Las Vegas Review Journal.
Mark Woods received the 1st spot for commentary writing as well as 2nd spot in feature writing category. Steve Nelson got the 1st position in the infographic presentation. Jim Schoettler got the 2nd spot in public safety class as well as 3rd spot in general news category.