Armen Keteyian and Adam Berger of The Athletic and the Newsday staff tied for first place in the Associated Press Sports Editors 2019 contest in Video for the A Division.

Keteyian and Berger and Newsday will be presented first-place plaques at the 2020 APSE Summer Conference Banquet at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis on June 27.

The winners edged third-place Mina Kimes of

Sports editors in the A Division submitted 44 videos. The contest is open to APSE members. Click here to join.

Contest chair Lisa Wilson and fellow APSE officers Todd M. Adams, Gary Potosky and Dan Spears prepared the entries. Sports editors in the A Division entered 44 videos.

In February, preliminary judges at the APSE Winter Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., and off-site around the country, selected a top 10, with each judge ranking the entries in order from 1 to 10 separately on a secret ballot. Entries were given 10 points for a first-place vote, nine points for second and so on down to one point for a 10th-place vote. The final 10 were given to a second judging group, which ranked the entries 1-10 in the same fashion.

The winner and final rankings are determined by tallying the ballots.

The winner in each category will receive a plaque at the summer conference. The second- through 10th-place writers will receive frameable certificates.

Video entries were judged, foremost, on the strength of storytelling. Visual and auditory quality was considered..

The top 10 is listed below with links to the winning entries.

T1. Armen Keteyian and Adam Berger, The Athletic, 42 points, 1 first-place vote
T1. Staff, Newsday, 42 points
3. Mina Kimes and John N. Minton III,, 41 points, 1 first-place vote
4. Roberto Jose Andrade Franco, Steve Saldivar and Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein, Los Angeles Times, 40 points
5. Armen Keteyian and Andrew Muscato, The Athletic, 38 points, 1 first-place vote
6.  Ashleigh Joplin, The Washington Post, 36 points
7. Staff, Yahoo Sports, 32 points, 2 first-place votes
8. Staff, USA Today Sports, 22 points
9. Sarah Larimer, Allie Caren and Sarah Hashemi, The Washington Post, 20 points
10. Greg Moore, David Wallace and Thomas Hawthorne, The Arizona Republic, 17 points