Atlantic City Weekly picked up its nine 2018 New Jersey Press Association awards — five of those were for first place — on Thursday, April 11, at a gala dinner held at Hamilton Manor in Hamilton. The NJPAs, held annually, is a statewide editorial contest for both daily and weekly publications. All winning publications were in attendance, including our sister paper the Press of Atlantic City, for a cocktail hour followed by a dessert reception and the awards presentation. The crowd was even entertained by Elvis Presley impersonator Jeff Krick, who was fully decked out in a white beaded jumpsuit reminiscent of Elvis’ ‘70s style.

For 2018, A.C. Weekly won the following:

First place: Best web project; AC Weekly Staff; 50 Bites+

First place: Best video; Editor Pamela Dollak, Associate Editors Ryan Loughlin and Rebecca King; “An editor tries a Shamrock Shake for the first time”

First place: Graphics & illustrations; Graphic Designer Krishna Mathias; “What’s Good Here?” logo, 50 Bites+ map

First place: Headlines: Associate Editor Ryan Loughlin; “A ‘pizza’ history” // “’Meat’ the contestants” // “Buns of fun — Burger Bash 3 brings hot grill-on-grill action to Golden Nugget”

First place: Special subject writing: Associate Editors Ryan Loughlin and Rebecca King; “Jackpot! — The best no-risk deals and steaks at A.C.’s casinos” // “A teenage triumph — Borgata celebrates 15 years in style”

Second place: Best video; Editor Pamela Dollak; “My flight with the Golden Knights”

Second place: Headlines; Editor Pamela Dollak; “Cut the crepe” // “Off the charts — Things for you to do, see and eat that have been written in your stars” // “Two timing — Hard Rock and Ocean Resort open simultaneously, changing landscape of A.C. for good

Third place: Arts & entertainment writing; Editor Pamela Dollak; “Cher and Cher alike” // “Wonder-ful”

Third place: General typography & layout; Graphic Designers Jill Metzger and Kathy Disbrow; “Health, Wellness and Fitness Expo” // “Raising the ‘steaks’”

— Pamela Dollak

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