Prize Package

Pitch writers took home plenty of gold at the Kansas City Press Club’s 2006 Heart of America Awards banquet June 10. Competing against large daily papers (including The Kansas City Star and The Wichita Eagle), Pitch writers won first-place awards in feature writing (Nadia Pflaum’s “Johnson County Bling,” April 14, 2005), sportswriting (Ben Paynter’s “March Sadness,” March 24, 2005) and entertainment (Justin Kendall’s “Ball Busters,” September 8, 2005). Pflaum also took home a second-place award in the magazine-story category. Earning third-place honors were C.J. Janovy for magazine story and Jason Harper in entertainment. Honorable mentions went to Pflaum (general reporting and business reporting), David Martin (business reporting), Bryan Noonan (investigative reporting) and Janovy (news column). As always, the winners are archived at

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