The St. Petersburg Times and tampabay.com won four first-place awards and 11 prizes overall in the 2010 Green Eyeshade competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists. The awards recognize outstanding work in media organizations in 11 southeastern states.
The Times' first-place winners were:
• Lane DeGregory in feature writing for "The truth is flexible," about panhandlers.
• Ben Montgomery, Waveney Ann Moore and Edmund Fountain in nondeadline reporting for "For Their Own Good," about the Dozier School for Boys.
• Janet Keeler in travel writing for "Cape Cod shines for summer visits."
• James Borchuck in sports photography for a collection of his work.
Second-place winners were Howard Troxler for serious commentary, business writer Jeff Harrington for specialized reporting, and photographer John Pendygraft for online videography.
Third-place awards went to Joe Childs and Thomas C. Tobin for investigative reporting, Gary Shelton for sports commentary, Ivan Penn for consumer reporting, and the Times staff for online reporting about the rescue of boater Nick Schuyler.