By Beth David, Editor
Fairhaven Neighborhood News photographer Glenn C. Silva won two awards at the annual banquet of the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s New England Better Newspaper Competition in journalism on Saturday, 2/8/20, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. NENPA represents more than 450 daily, weekly and specialty newspapers in New England, and judged 3,000 entries for this year’s awards.
It is the second time in three years that Mr. Silva has won in the general news category for weeklies with circulation less than 6,000. In 2018, he won for his photo of Michelle Carter the day the verdict was announced.
This year, Mr. Silva took a first place and a third place.
His photo of the Polar Plunge on 1/1/19 that ran in our 1/3/19 issue took first place.
He won third place for his photo of Senator Elizabeth Warren at the window looking at the crowd right before she went out to announce her run for President of the United States in Lawrence, Mass. on 2/9/19. The photo ran ran in our 2/14/19 issue.
Congratulations to Glenn and to the Neighb News for showing that we can compete with our peers in a professional setting.
For the Polar Plunge photo, Mr. Silva got up a bit early on New Year’s day, braved the cold, and ventured out onto the jetty to get the shot.
For the photo of Sen. Warren, Mr. Silva, had to rise and shine very early. He wanted to be in Lawrence by around 8 a.m., so he left Fairhaven at 5:44 a.m., and arrived at about 7:30.
He got his media credentials and stood around in 21 degree weather until the announcement. He took the winning photo at 11:44 a.m.
His extra effort and dedication to always arriving extra early, and paying attention, give him the edge when he is shooting special events.
He was one of only a handful of photographers who ventured up the elevator to where Sen. Warren was waiting with her family, getting ready to go on stage.
So, here’s to another year of award-winning news gathering by our little crew.
(To see more of Glenn’s Warren photo, visit https://photos.app.goo.gl/KUARnYPdTJboKzC98
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