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2018 BANN winners announced

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Congratulations to our Best American Newspaper Narrative winners for 2018 (representing work published in 2017)!

These honorees will be published in the 2019 anthology, Best American Newspaper Narratives, Vol. 6.

First place – “The loneliest polar bear” – Kale Williams – The Oregonian

Second place – “Doomed by delay” – Patricia Callahan – Chicago Tribune

Third place – “Dirty John” – Christopher Goffard – Los Angeles Times

Runner-up – “Twelve seconds of gunfire” – John Woodrow Cox – The Washington Post

Runner-up – “His heart, her hands” – Tom Hallman Jr. – The Oregonian

Runner-up – “The last refugee” – Jenna Russell – The Boston Globe

Notable narrative – “Wrong way” – Lisa Gartner & Zachary T. Sampson – Tampa Bay Times

Notable narrative – “About a boy” – Casey Parks – The Oregonian

Notable narrative – “Hope for the rest of us” – Jennifer Emily – The Dallas Morning News

Notable narrative – “There’s nowhere to run” – Kent Babb – The Washington Post

Notable narrative – “The house on the corner” – Lane DeGregory – Tampa Bay Times

Reminder: The deadline for the next BANN contest is Feb. 15, 2019.

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