Twelve Baltimore Sun staffers were named as recipients in the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild's "Front Page Awards," which honor exemplary efforts by union members in 1993.
Photographer Garo Lachinian was awarded the grand prize for photography for a collection of photos he submitted, including several he took while visiting the war-torn country of Armenia.
Mr. Lachinian also received several other awards in other categories, including best portrait photography, best picture story, and best sports photography.
Three other staff photographers were given awards for their work, including Lloyd Fox and George W. Holsey for best feature photography, and Amy Davis for best local news photography. Photographers Robert K. Hamilton, Algerina Perna and Mark Bugnaski received honorable mentions in photo categories.
In the reporting categories, staff writer Marina Sarris was named the winner in public service writing for her in-depth look in May 1993 at some of the flaws in Maryland's parole system.
Staff writer Edward Gunts received the Bernie Harrison Memorial writing award for commentary/criticism with his April 25, 1993, article, "Lest We Forget . . . Holocaust Building Takes its Visitors on a Dark Journey," about the skillful architecture of the Holocaust museum in Washington.
In the news graphics category, Kathy Cordes, Jef Dauber and Charles Hazard were given top honors for "Getting a Fix on Hubble." Mr. Hazard also received honorable mention for another graphic he composed.