The South Dakota Newspaper Association had to cancel its annual convention, but last week announced winners in its annual Better Newspaper Contest.

Leader-Courier editor Susan Odson won five awards.

She took first in Sports Reporting with a story on EPJ athlete Kenna Curry – Strength, hard work fuel title request.

“The athlete’s determination and drive comes across with great use of quotes and explanations,” the judges wrote. “Very detailed article without an excess of words.”

Two of Odson’s photos came in second.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.