Here are the winning entries for our recent LION award (Best Visual Journalism Project) - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Here are the winning entries for our recent LION award (Best Visual Journalism Project)

LION Publishers is a national association of locally independent online news organizations and they recognize some of the finest work in the field every year during their annual awards ceremony.

While typically held in-person, the ceremony was celebrated virtually this year due to the pandemic. We are excited to announce that during the event Oil City News had the honor of being awarded the 2020 Best Visual Journalism Project Award for a Small Newsroom! You can watch a recording of this moment during the ceremony here. In addition, LION also tweeted out the announcement on their official Twitter page.

The winning entries were submitted by Casper photojournalist and Oil City News staff member Dan Cepeda. Dan is a longtime resident of Casper and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him as part of the team. His skilled photography helps to provide compelling imagery for our local stories, as well as preserve the visual history of our community to be enjoyed by generations to come!

Congratulations Dan and thank you to our readers for all of your support!

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Read Dan’s winning entries or view their accompanying galleries below:

“The decision to wind down one of Casper’s oldest continuously operating businesses wasn’t easy. It was, however, becoming inevitable….”

WARDROBE CLEANERS FOLDS AFTER A CENTURY IN BUSINESS (PHOTOS)


“Over the past century the oil dried out, the companies took their money and left, but the people in Midwest have carried on…”

PHOTOS: MIDWEST SCHOOL SENIORS GRADUATE IN THE SUN ON THURSDAY



“Dozens of armed citizens watched the proceedings, following quietly from across the street down to the police station. They were on rooftops and stood calmly on various sections of downtown…”

PHOTOS: A DAY OF PROTEST IN CASPER SEES PEACE MIXED WITH TENSION