Evening Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd took the top prize for commentary in the second annual Excellence in Feature Writing Awards sponsored by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.
A selection of Cowherd humor columns was judged to be the best of those submitted by newspapers in the 100,000-250,000 circulation category. The category carries a cash award of $500.
The subjects of Cowherd's award-winning columns included Infinity TV commercials, dining at the 7-Eleven, Whiffle Ball, Mel Gibson, and the 11 o'clock TV news. Cowherd's columns appear Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the front page of the Accent section.
Donna Britt of the Washington Post took the commentary top prize for newspapers with circulations greater than 250,000. She won for her valentine to black men, written as part of a Valentine's Day package of stories.