The Telegraph’s photographers won some top honors at the 2016 Georgia Associated Press Media Editors Broadcast and Newspaper Awards, which were announced Saturday in Atlanta.
The paper’s website, macon.com, received a third-place award in the “best website” category.
The Telegraph competed against other newspapers in the state’s largest-circulation division, which includes papers in Columbus, Savannah, Augusta and Atlanta, for awards for work published in 2015.
In photography, the newspaper won prizes in six categories, including first place awards for feature photos and photo illustrations.
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Photographer Jason Vorhees’ picture of a barrel horse racer won the feature category. He took second in the sports-action photo category for a shot of Stratford Academy football player Quintez Cephus recovering an onside kick in a playoff game.
Telegraph photo chief Woody Marshall won the photo illustration category for his close-up shot of a country breakfast at the H&H Restaurant. Vorhees took third place in that category.
Marshall also won third place awards for best portfolio and best spot-news photo.
Marshall and senior photographer Beau Cabell took second place in the best picture story category for their photographs of firefighter Lt. Randy Parker’s funeral.
Reporter Ron Seibel took second place in the sportswriting category for his account of then-Macon County High School and now-University of Georgia football player Roquan Smith’s signing day saga.