Award winning photos

Bloomfield Democrat editor Scott Spurgeon was honored by the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) last weekend with first and second place awards in several photogrpahy categories.

Below are two first-place winners in the INA contest. The first photo is the first-place  winner in the Best Sports Photo division. The next photo is the first-place winner in the Best Photo Story division. Its a collage of photos from the H & W Custom Kitchen fire in September. Spurgeon also won first place for the fire photo (located on page one). That photo was the winner in the Best News Photo division.

Spurgeon won second place in the Best News Photo category with a photo of a helicopter being used to help install power lines in Davis County. He won second place in the Best Photo Story category with a collage of Fort Bloomfield Rodeo photos.