The Colorado Press Association honored the staff of The Denver Post with 29 awards — including 18 first-place prizes — over the weekend, and awarded the newspaper three coveted sweepstakes wins in the General Excellence, Editorial, and Photo and Design Categories.
The sweepstakes prizes are awarded based on a news organization’s overall performance in its class, which is determined by the number of original stories published each month.
The Post won first-place awards across the newsroom, with the staff’s “The Big Payout” series — a multi-part investigation into Colorado’s federal pandemic aid — taking the top prize in the Best Public Service Project and Best Data Journalism Reporting categories, as well as second place in the Best Investigative Story Package category.
The judges considered journalism published in Colorado between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022.
The Post’s other first-place awards included:
For a full list of 2022 winners, see the Colorado Press Association’s spreadsheet at tinyurl.com/CPAawards.