Credit: Past Winners of the Harold S. Hirsch Award

Past Winners of the Harold S. Hirsch Award

The Hirsch Awards were revamped in 2018 to better reflect the changes in the ways journalists communicate. Several categories were merged so that words could be judged against words, whether in paper or digital form. Video and photography are now judged together in a new Images category. The Book award is given every third year and was included in the 2018 contest.

Also, starting in 2018 the competition was opened to all journalists, not just NASJA members.

Words
2019 . . . . . . . . Eric Smith
2018 . . . . . . . . Lisa Ballard
Images
2019 . . . . . . . . Ray and Alicia Alba(Alba Adventures) and Dino Vournas
2018 . . . . . . . . Martin Griff
Books
2018 . . . . . . . . Peggy Shinn
Writing
1963 . . . . . . . . Bill Berry, Sacramento Bee
1964 . . . . . . . . Tom Place, Cleveland Plain Dealer
1965 . . . . . . . . Mike Beatrice, Boston Globe/Freelance
1966 . . . . . . . . Bill Kattermann, Newark Star-Ledger
1967 . . . . . . . . Burt Sims, L.A. Herald-Examiner
1968 . . . . . . . . Luanne Pfeifer, Santa Monica Evening Outlook
1969 . . . . . . . . Dave Knickerbocker, Newsday
1970 . . . . . . . . Burt Sims , L.A. Herald-Examiner
1971 . . . . . . . . L. Dana Gatlin, Christian Science Monitor
1972 . . . . . . . . Bill Hibbard, Milwaukee Journal
1973 . . . . . . . . Ralph Thornton, Minnesota Star
1974 . . . . . . . . Joe Van Zandt, Skisport/Chicago
1975 . . . . . . . . Mike Madigan, Rocky Mountain News
1976 . . . . . . . . I. William Berry, Long Island Daily Press
1977 . . . . . . . . Charlie Meyers, Denver Post
1978 . . . . . . . . Charlie Meyers, Denver Post
1979 . . . . . . . . Alex Katz, Chicago Sun-Times
1980 . . . . . . . . Glenn Kramon, San Francisco Examiner
1981 . . . . . . . . Charlie Meyers, Denver Post
1982 . . . . . . . . Charlie Meyers, Denver Post
1983 . . . . . . . . Mike Madigan, Rocky Mountain News
1984 . . . . . . . . Peter Shelton, Freelance
1985 . . . . . . . . Peter Shelton, Freelance
1986 . . . . . . . . Peter Rose, Arizona Republic
1987 . . . . . . . . Peter Shelton, Freelance
1988 . . . . . . . . David Lansing, Sunset Magazine
1989 . . . . . . . . Seth Masia, SKI Magazine
1990 . . . . . . . . Luanne Pfeifer, Freelance
Diane Slezak-Scholfield, San Diego Union
1991 . . . . . . . . Claudia Carbone,The Villager
Fraser Martin, Province
Mary McKhann, Freelance
Diane Slezak-Scholfield, San Diego Union
1992 . . . . . . . . Lois Friedland, Freelance
1993 . . . . . . . . Marty Basch, Freelance
1994 . . . . . . . . Hal Higdon, South Bend Tribune
1995 . . . . . . . . Bob Cox, The Daily Breeze
1996 . . . . . . . . Ed Zintel, Ventura County
1997 . . . . . . . . Bill Hammond, Minnesota Star-Tribune
1998 . . . . . . . . Peggy McKay-Shinn, Rutland Herald
Writing – Columns
1999 . . . . . . . . Bob Cox, The Daily Breeze
2000 . . . . . . . . Martin Griff, Trenton Times
2001 . . . . . . . . Bob Cox, The Daily Breeze
2002 . . . . . . . . Martin Griff, Trenton Times
2003 . . . . . . . . Bob Cox, Mammoth Times
2004 . . . . . . . . Bob Cox, The Daily Breeze
2005 . . . . . . . . Mitch Kaplan, Bergen Record
2006 . . . . . . . . Bob Cox, The Daily Breeze
Jules Older, Ski Press
2007 . . . . . . . . Claudia Carbone, Buzz in the Burbs
2008 . . . . . . . . Martin Griff, Trenton Times
2009 . . . . . . . . John Fry, SKI Magazine
2010 . . . . . . . . Marty Basch, Concord Monitor
2011 . . . . . . . . Tony Chamberlain, New England Ski Journal
2012 . . . . . . . . Marty Basch, Concord Monitor
2013 . . . . . . . . Marty Basch, Concord Monitor
2014 . . . . . . . . Troy Hawks, Freelance
2015 . . . . . . . . Lisa Densmore Ballard, skiracing.com
2016 . . . . . . . . Marty Basch, Concord Monitor
2017 . . . . . . . . Moira McCarthy, Boston Globe
Writing – Magazine Features
1991 . . . . . . . . Jules Older, Freelance
1992 . . . . . . . . Peter Shelton, Freelance
1993 . . . . . . . . Seth Masia, SKI Magazine
David Goodman, Freelance
1994 . . . . . . . . David Goodman, Freelance
1995 . . . . . . . . Allen St. John, Skiing Trade News
1996 . . . . . . . . Michael Beaudry, Freelance
1997 . . . . . . . . Andy Dappen, Freelance
1998 . . . . . . . . Andy Dappen, Freelance
Jules Older, Ski Press
1999 . . . . . . . . Steven Threndyle, Freelance
2000 . . . . . . . . Allen St. John, Freelance
2001 . . . . . . . . Jay Cowan, SKI Magazine
2002 . . . . . . . . Jay Cowan, SKI Magazine
2005 . . . . . . . . Steven Threndyle, Freelance
2006 . . . . . . . . Jay Cowan, SKI Magazine
Christopher Solomon, Freelance
2007 . . . . . . . . Christopher Solomon, Freelance
2008 . . . . . . . . Christopher Solomon, Freelance
2009 . . . . . . . . Jay Cowan, Freelance
Writing – Features
2010 . . . . . . . . Peggy Shinn teamusa.org
2011 . . . . . . . . Jay Cowan Freelance
2012 . . . . . . . . Marty Basch, Boston Globe
2013 . . . . . . . . Tom Winter, Freelance
2014 . . . . . . . . Cindy Hirschfeld, Freelance
2015 . . . . . . . . Dina Mishev, Freelance
2016 . . . . . . . . Iseult Devlin, Freelance
2017 . . . . . . . . Lisa Ballard
Writing – Newspaper Features
1999 . . . . . . . . Byron Klapper, Morristown Daily Record
2000 . . . . . . . . Jules Older, Ski Press
2001 . . . . . . . . Bob Cox, The Daily Breeze
2002 . . . . . . . . Dino Vournas, Freelance
2003 . . . . . . . . Marty Basch, Nashua Telegraph
2004 . . . . . . . . Peggy Shinn, Freelance
2005 . . . . . . . . Cindy Hirschfeld, Freelance
2006 . . . . . . . . Christopher Solomon, Freelance
2007 . . . . . . . . Hilary Nangle, Freelance
2008 . . . . . . . . Cindy Hirschfeld, Freelance
2009 . . . . . . . . Tom Eastman, The Conway Daily Sun
Writing – Book (awarded every three years)
1991 . . . . . . . . David Goodman, Classic Backcountry Skiing
1994 . . . . . . . . Claire Walter, Rocky Mountain Skiing
1996 . . . . . . . . Glenn Parkinson, Skiing Heritage
1999 . . . . . . . . Jules Older, Cross Country Skiing for Everyone
2002 . . . . . . . . Allen St. John, Skiing for Dummies
2006 . . . . . . . . Jimmy Petterson, Skiing Around the World
2009 . . . . . . . . John Fry, The Story of Modern Skiing
2012 . . . . . . . . Kim Kircher, The Next Fifteen Minutes
Writing – Internet (Web Site)
2000 . . . . . . . . Jeannie Patton, idvsports.net
2001 . . . . . . . . Shannon Luth,y Lukens AMI OnTheSnow.com
2002 . . . . . . . . Mitch Kaplan, Freelance
2003 . . . . . . . . Vicki Abbott Bancroft, Freelance
2004 . . . . . . . . Mitch Kaplan, Freelance
2005 . . . . . . . . Shannon Luthy, Lukens AMI OnTheSnow.com
2006 . . . . . . . . Dina Mishev, Freelance
2007 . . . . . . . . Mike Doyle, About.com
2008 . . . . . . . . Tony Crocker, FirstTracksOnline.com
2009 . . . . . . . . Roger Leo, Mountain News Corp.
Peggy Shinn, Freelance
Blogs
2010 . . . . . . . . Claudia Carbone, womenskiingandsports.com
2011 . . . . . . . . Dina Mishev, wyomingroundup.blogspot.com
2012 . . . . . . . . Cindy Hirschfeld, Freelance
2013 . . . . . . . . Kristen Lummis, BraveSkiMom.com
2014 . . . . . . . . Dan Egan, Dan Egan Media
Kristen Lummis, BraveSkiMom.com
2015 . . . . . . . . Megan Barber, http://ski.curbed.com/
2016 . . . . . . . . Wendy Clinch, TheSkiDiva.com
2017 . . . . . . . . Wendy Clinch, TheSkiDiva.com
Broadcasting – Radio
1984 . . . . . . . . John Hamilton, KGO Newstalk Radio
1985 . . . . . . . . Barry ZeVan, WTCN/Lionowl Films
1986 . . . . . . . . Chuck Richardson, KUSA, Denver
1987 . . . . . . . . Chuck Richardson,.KUSA, Denver
1988 . . . . . . . . Bill Hitchcock, KMGH, Denver
1989 . . . . . . . . Chuck Richardson, Video Producer
1990 . . . . . . . . (no award)
1991 . . . . . . . . John Hamilton, Mutual Radio Network
1992 . . . . . . . . Jill Adler, KCNR, Park City
Broadcasting – Television
1990 . . . . . . . . John “Sandy” Santucci, Producer
1991 . . . . . . . . Brian Wood, Freelance
1992 . . . . . . . . Larry Schick, KSTW, Seattle
1993 . . . . . . . . Carl Filoreto, Freelance
Pat Woodard, KMGH, Denver
1994 . . . . . . . . Carl Filoreto, Freelance
Pat Woodard, KMGH, Denver
1995 . . . . . . . . Carl Filoreto, Freelance
1996 . . . . . . . . Brian Wood, KIRO, Seattle
1997 . . . . . . . . Lisa Feinberg, Densmore Resort Sports Network
1998 . . . . . . . . Lisa Feinberg, Densmore Resort Sports Network
1999 . . . . . . . . Lisa Feinberg, Densmore Resort Sports Network
’00-’01 . . . . . . .(no award)
2002 . . . . . . . . Chris Robinson, Double Diamond Productions
2003 . . . . . . . . Josh Murphy, Unparalleled Productions
2004 . . . . . . . . (no award)
2005 . . . . . . . . Greg Snow, WCCO-TV
’06-’07 . . . . . . .(no award)
2008 . . . . . . . . Jimmy Petterson, Raiders of the Lost Snow
Video
2010 . . . . . . . . Gerry Pallor, Insight Media
2011 . . . . . . . . Gerry Pallor, Insight Media
2012 . . . . . . . . Dan Egan, Degan Media
2013 . . . . . . . . Gerry Pallor, Insight Media
2014 . . . . . . . . Jason Dodge, MISkiReport.com
2015 . . . . . . . . (no award)
2016 . . . . . . . . Dan Egan, Degan Media
Photography
1984 . . . . . . . . Diane Huntress, Freelance
1985 . . . . . . . . (no award)
1986 . . . . . . . . Ron Dahlquist, Freelance
1987 . . . . . . . . Dino Vournas, Hayward Daily Review
1988 . . . . . . . . Eric Sanford, World Publications
1989 . . . . . . . . Duane Howell, Denver Post
1990 . . . . . . . . Karl Weatherly, Freelance
1991 . . . . . . . . Fred McKinney, Media Services International
1992 . . . . . . . . Nathan Bilow, Freelance
1993 . . . . . . . . Tom Lippert, SKI Magazine
1994 . . . . . . . . Dann Coffey, Freelance
1995 . . . . . . . . (no award)
1996 . . . . . . . . Flip McCririck, Freelance
1997 . . . . . . . . Paul Morrison, Freelance
1998 . . . . . . . . Tom Stillo, Freelance
’99-’01. . . . . . . (no award)
2002 . . . . . . . . Fred McKinney, Freelance
2003 . . . . . . . . (no award)
2004 . . . . . . . . Ben Eng, Freelance
’05-’06 . . . . . . (no award)
2007 . . . . . . . . Karl Weatherly, Freelance
2008 . . . . . . . . Karl Weatherl,y Freelance
2009 . . . . . . . . Tom Winter, Freelance
2010 . . . . . . . . Tom Winter, Freelance
2011 . . . . . . . . Tom Winter, Freelance
2012 . . . . . . . . Dino Vournas, Hayward Daily Review
2013 . . . . . . . . Tom Winter, Freelance
2014 . . . . . . . . (no award)
2015 . . . . . . . . Tom Winter, Freelance
2016 . . . . . . . . (no award)
2017 . . . . . . . . Dino Vournas