The Montgomery Advertiser won four categories in the 2022 APSE writing and photography contest to lead all entries, while the IndyStar and The Washington Post won three categories.

Bennett Durando of The Montgomery Advertiser, Chase Goodbread of The Tuscaloosa News, Tommy Deas of USA TODAY Sports Network South Region, Geoff Calkins of The Daily Memphian, Amie Just of the Lincoln Journal Star, Juliet Macur of The New York Times, and Nancy Armour, Lindsay Schnell and Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY Sports contributed to two winning entries.

Stories about all the winners are below:


Columns: AB | C  | D  

Event Coverage: A | B | C | D

Projects: A | B | C/D

Beat Writing: A | B | C | D

Breaking News: A | B | C | D

Action Photo: AB | C | D

Feature Photo: AB | C | D

Game Story: C | D

Explanatory: AB | C | D

Short Feature: A | B | C | D

Long Feature: A | B | C | D