Missouri Press Association Award Winning Newspaper

The Lee’s Summit Tribune is proud to be recognized for its journalistic contributions by the Missouri Press Association. We compete annually with newspapers in our class from all parts of Missouri and have brought home awards for the past seven years.

 

MO Press Logo2003 1st place: Advertising Idea or Promotion of an Advertiser
Linda Ahern

2004 1st Place: Advertising Idea or Promotion of an Advertiser
Linda Ahern

 

2011

2nd Place: Best Coverage of Young People “Scouting Jamboree”

3rd Place: Best Breaking News Story

3rd Place: Community Service Award “Pumpkin Party”

2012

1st Place: Best Columnist Series by Ramsey Fowler

2nd Place: Best Coverage of Community/People/Lifestyles

3rd Place: Best Video “LSN Pearl Harbor”

3rd Place: Community Service Award “911 Remembrance”
Linda Ahern

3rd Place: Best Local Business Coverage

3rd Place: Best Story About History

Honorable Mention: Best News or Feature Series “Depression”

Honorable Mention: Best Sports Photo

2013

1st Place: Best Business Story

1st Place: Best Story About Education

2nd Place: Best Ad Idea: Promotion of Newspaper “Santa Reads the Tribune”

2nd Place: General Excellence
Judges comments: The photo teasers above the masthead are a great touch (can’t wait to “steal” this idea). This is an impressive effort for a singe-section, eight-page publication. Bylined copy runs deep into each issue. Good job of scouting out and reporting on local activities. Print quality of photos is inconsistent. For the most part, writing is quite strong. A few front page articles could have been improved with stronger leads, e.g., “The Wireless Zone Gives Back.” I noted contributions from interns. I’m always impressed by newspapers that give next generation writers/reporters an opportunity to refine their craft. Good job.

3rd Place: Best Editorial

3rd Place: Best Local Business Coverage

Honorable Mention: Best Front to Back Newspaper Design
Judges Comments: Very tidy layout – good use of white space, clean packages. Nice simple design, easy to read. However, everything looks the same, it’s just a tad boring – try mixing it up just a wee bit more, maybe a different font for the headlines?

2014

3rd Place: Best Story About the Outdoors “Heights Made Men”

Honorable Mention: Best Business Story “Cyber Protection”
Wendy Hayworth

Honorable Mention: Best Sports Pages
Ron Wight

Honorable Mention: Community Service “Autism Outreach”
Wendy Hayworth and Tribune Staff

Honorable Mention: Community Service “Prairie Township”

2015

2nd Place: 2014 Lee’s Summit Veterans Day Parade
Linda Ahern

2nd Place: Best Photo Package “Polar Bear Plunge”
Ron Wight

3rd Place: Best Headline Writing
David Reed

3rd Place: Best Front Page
David Reed

3rd Place: Best Feature Photograph
Ron Wight

2nd Place: Best Sports Feature Photograph “Troop 323 Performs Color Guard Ceremony At Chiefs Game Third Place”
Amy Chinnery-Valmassei

Honorable Mention: Community Service “Going Bald For Hope House”
Linda Ahern

Honorable Mention: Best News or Feature Series “Robotics Series”
Wendy Hayworth

Honorable Mention: Best Investigative Reporting “City Of Greenwood Sewer Adjustment Documents Donít Smell Right”
Linda Ahern

2016

2nd Place: Best News or Feature Series
Stephanie Edwards

2nd Place: Best Business Story
Wendy Hayworth

3rd Place: Best Feature Photo
Richard Benge

Honorable Mention: Best News Story
Mallory Herrmann

Honorable Mention: Best Local Business Coverage
Linda Ahern, Wendy Hayworth and Stephanie Edwards

2017

1st Place: Best Editorial Cartoon “Biggest Clown”
Mike Gempeler
Judges Comment: Great cartoon! The presentation is impressive. Great artwork with a level of detail not often seen in editorial cartoons. The message is extremely clear as well. Even as someone unfamiliar with the community, it paints a clear image of what it’s like. An original idea that offers an amusing look at local politics. Great job!

Honorable Mention: Best Editorial Cartoon “Happiest Mid-Sized City in America”
Mike Gempeler
Judges Comment: Another amusing look at local politics. While the idea of sweeping something under the rug is well-known, finding an amusing way to apply it to this situation worked well. The presentation was also impressive, with great artwork and decent detail. The message was also pretty clear, resulting in another solid cartoon.