Encinitas Advocate writers win more state awards


Encinitas Advocate writer Joe Tash recently won first place in the state in one of the weekly newspaper divisions (feature story category) in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s recent 2015 Better Newspapers Contest (BNC). The winning story was titled “Parents of Colorado shooter focus on prayer as they await his trial.”

Encinitas Advocate writer Lois Alter Mark was also a Blue Ribbon Finalist (3rd or 4th place) in an Arts and Entertainment Coverage division category for weekly newspapers in the state for her story titled “Students get the word at CCA Writers’ Conference: Just write.”

This newspaper’s staff have won numerous national, regional and local awards for this newspaper and its sister newspapers over the years, including two state “Best Lifestyles Coverage” awards in 2013 and 2014, and three first-place national “General Excellence” awards in previous years.