BizWest won six awards Saturday in the Colorado Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism contest.
The contest includes chapters in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Associate Editor Lucas High won four awards, including:
• Prime Effect, published Dec. 18, 2022, first place in the Sports Feature category.
“Strong reporting and assured writing were the hallmarks of this deep dive into the transformative hiring of Deion Sanders, which is not without its risks,” the judges stated.
• Biotechnology boom, published Dec. 25, 2022, second place in the Business Feature category.
• Are magic mushrooms the next big business in Colorado?, published Oct. 23, 2022, second place in the Business News category.
• Workers found out they were essential, published July 23, 2022, second place in the Business Enterprise Reporting category.
Editor Christopher Wood took two awards:
• CHIPS Act could prove boon for Colorado tech sectors, published Aug. 7, 2022, first place in the Science & Technology News category.
• North Weld Water, published on various dates, second place in the General Reporting, Series category.
The contest included more than 1,750 entries from more than 100 news-media outlets and freelancers. Entries were judged by journalists in Illinois and Ohio.
BizWest competed in the medium-sized newsroom category.