by Ed Weathers
The Memphis Flyer and its sister publication, Memphis magazine, were winners at the 2003 Green Eyeshade Awards, held April 5th in Atlanta. Hosted by the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, this competition honors the best work of writers and photographers in 11 Southern states.
This year's winners included:
Marilyn Sadler: first place, feature writing, "Meeting Halfway," Memphis magazine.
Vance Lauderdale: first place, humorous commentary, "Ask Vance," Memphis magazine.
Vern Evans: first place, photography, "Return to Shiloh," Memphis magazine.
Jackson Baker: third place, non-deadline reporting, "Meltdown in Nashville," The Memphis Flyer.
Chris Herrington: third place, sports commentary, "The Second Time Around," "Split Personality," and "Silver Lining," The Memphis Flyer.
Other local finalists included The Commercial Appeal's Geoff Calkins, second place for sports commentary; and David Williams, third place for sports reporting.