Thanks Oklahoma SPJ! I was recently awarded first place in Leisure Reporting for my travel story about the Lake of the Ozarks, which ran in The Oklahoman. You can read the article here: https://m.newsok.com/article/5553812/lake-of-the-ozarks-offers-fun-on-off-the-water
It’s always gratifying to receive recognition for my journalism work, and while awards aren’t the reason to do anything, it certainly feels nice. I tried to take a little more personal tack with this travel piece, and I think it worked out well.