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Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Cody Schmelter's photo of Georgia wide receiver Lawrence Cager catching a 3-yard touchdown against Tennessee defensive back Alontae Taylor won first place in sports in the Green Eyeshade contest.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press was recognized for its work in 2019 by the Society of Professional Journalists' Green Eyeshade Awards.

The Times Free Press won 13 awards, including eight first-place awards, in the contest among news organizations across 11 Southeastern states.

The first-place awards were for:

— Sports commentary, for work by Stephen Hargis and Mark Wiedmer

— Technology reporting, for "The Future of Work" by Allison Collins

— Sports photography, for work by C.B. Schmelter

— Newspaper graphics, for work by Matt McClane

— Magazine graphics, for work by McClane

— Best magazine cover, for work by McClane

— Specialized site, for the "Twenty-One Veteran Salute"

— Humorous commentary for columns by Dana Shavin

Second-place awards were for: sports reporting, for a collection of work by various staff members, and feature photography, for work by Schmelter.

Third-place awards were for sports photography, for a photo by Robin Rudd; editorial cartoons, for work by Clay Bennett; and public service online journalism, for "Cost of the Crossfire" by Collins and Elizabeth Fite.

Since 1950, the Green Eyeshade Awards has honored the best journalism in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter/ Cody Schmelter's phot of invaisve carp swarming out of the Cumberland River as biologist work to remove the fish from the water during an electrofishing demonstration at the Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, Ky. won second place in the feature catagory.
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Staff Photo by Robin Rudd/ Sam Long pours water on himself after winning the Ironman. The Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga took place under hot conditions on September 29, 2019.
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