OC Weekly Slaughters at OC Press Club Awards
This infernal rag took home a whopping 15 awards, far outpacing runner-up the Daily Pilot, with its haul of 8. . . . Unless you lump the rebranded Churm magazines (5) in with The Orange County Register's total (7). (We don't.)
To the score board . . .
|Taylor Hamby, Miss OC Weekly 2013|
Taking home second-place honors for the Weekly were Michelle Woo (for "When a Mentally Ill Child Becomes a Mentally Ill Adult," Best Public Affairs or Education Story, Print) and Coker (for "Anaheim's Political Circus," Best News Story, Print; and "Behind the Orange Curtain and the OC OD Tsunami," Best Music or Entertainment Story, Print).
Woo also won third-place certificates for "Kaba Modern Created a Dance Dance Revolution" (Best Arts or Culture Story, Print), "Jason Quinn Will Meet You at the Playground" (Best Food Story, Print) and her Trendzilla column (Best Columnist).
Web editor Taylor Hamby was also recognized for her "Record Store Day: Only Good for a Few Stores?" (Best Music or Entertainment Story, Print, Honorable Mention).
Among the notable winners last night were Mona Shadia's former column in the Daily Pilot, Unveiled: A Muslim Girl In OC, and the Voice of OC's series on housing insecurity.
And now to dry up from all that vino . . . until next year!