2021 marked the first full year of NewsBreak’s Contributor Network. To celebrate this milestone, contributors joined the NewsBreak team for the first annual NewsBreak Headliner Awards. After announcing the official nominees and evaluating submissions for standout story recognition awards, everyone gathered on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, for a virtual event to celebrate their yearlong accomplishments.
The 2021 NewsBreak Headliner Awards Winners
Top Article Contributor: Amy Christie
Top Video Contributor: Ray Rauth
NewsBreak Buzzmaker: Ash Jurberg
Local Champion (Writer): David Heitz
Local Champion (Video): Look Who’s Blogging
Community All-Star: Heather Jauquet
2021 Achievement Award: Welcome2TheBronx
Story Recognition Awards:
- Nature cam captures wildlife in front of the perfect holiday backdrop by Uplift Loudoun
- Enjoying delicious gourmet hot dogs at The Hot Dog Box in Bronzeville by Adam and Madalyn
- This Secret Strange Speakeasy Sits Under a Haunted Chicago Famous Bar by Chicago Food King
In addition to these remarkable individual accomplishments, we looked back on all that our contributors have achieved as a collective group in 2021.
By the Numbers
If you missed the event, you can view the recording on NewsBreak’s YouTube channel here.
The NewsBreak Contributor Network came so far in 2021 and we are even more excited for what 2022 has in store. Head to this page to learn more about the program and get involved today.