Editor's notes: The nominees for the 2012 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Awards have been announced, and City Paper is nominated in two categories among member alt-weeklies with circulations larger than 50,000:
SPECIAL TOPIC: ECONOMIC INEQUALITY: "Hardly Working" by Edward Ericson Jr.
COVER DESIGN: "Drawing a Line"; "Fiction and Poetry Contest Winners"; and "People Who Died," art direction by Joe MacLeod
The winners will be announced June 8 at the annual convention in Detroit, Mich. Congratulations to the nominees.
On May 30, the 11 finalists in City Paper's Shoot-Score-Baltimore short film contest screened in front of a packed house at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Judges Rahne Alexander (Maryland Film Festival operations and development manager), Chris LaMartina (filmmaker), and John Standiford (Charles Revival Series) awarded Kelsey Miller's "Worries" the Grand Prize and $500. The Audience Choice award, voted in by the attendees, went to Grey Adkins' "Dream Vacation." He took home $250.
Congratulations to the winners and the finalists, and many thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Creative Alliance.
To watch the 11 finalists, visit citypaper.com/film/filmcontest.