The Louisiana Press Association held its 129th annual convention in Baton Rouge on April 25, which included an awards lunch for outstanding achievements in the field of journalism in 2008. First, second and third place awards, as well as honorable mentions, were given. The Kansas Press Association served as judge. Seventy-nine newspapers and other publications submitted a total of 3,812 entries.
Gambit was honored in the Free Circulation and Special Interest division in the following categories:
Best column (1st place): Clancy DuBos
Best feature (2nd place): Kevin Allman, Tims Place
Best editorial cartoon (2nd place): Greg Peters, Suspect Device
Best news story (3rd place): David Winkler-Schmit, Whats in Their Wallets?
Most effective use of graphic design (honorable mention): Amy Morvant
Community service to readers: (1st place for Gambits Shop Local campaign)