Articles and awards by Jackie Sheckler Finch
 


Click blue links to see samples of Jackie's articles on the web:


In Tupelo, Church Came First for Young Elvis


Museum in Alabama Honors Hank Williams

Exhibiting Presidential Pride

Vincennes Indiana is Filled With History

Indiana, PA - American Profile

America's Beloved Clown, Red Skelton...

Cattle Drive Recreates Texas History

Marietta: Ohio Historic River Town 

 

  RECENT

2009

Society of American Travel Writers, Central
 States

1st Place – Series on Quirky Britain
2nd Place – Photography for U.S. Marine photo
3rd Place – Ecology Travel for Madame Walker Theatre in Indianapolis

 Midwest Travel Writers

1st Place – Series on Quirky Britain
3rd Place – Magazine for Water Runs Through It
Honorable Mention – Photojournalism for Vincennes story and photos

National Federation of Press Women

2st Place– Home Articles
2nd Place – Health Articles
3rd Place – Travel Articles

Woman’s Press Club of Indiana

1st Place – Home Articles
1st Place -  Health Articles
1st Place – Travel Articles
1st Place - Special Publications
2nd Place – Food Articles
2nd Place - Personality Profile
2nd Place -  Special Series
                                                                                              2006

Society of American Travel Writers, Central States

1st Place – Ecology Travel for Jamestown Settlement
2nd Place – Series for Missouri Road Trip
2nd Place – Website Story for Jesse James
2nd Place – Action Photography for Irish Dancers
2nd Place – Animal Photography for Big Boa Snake
3rd Place – People Photography for Subway Readers
3rd Place – Action Photography for Water Park Fun
3rd Place – Photography for Snake Eye
3rd Place – Humor Photography
HM – Humor Photography

 Midwest Travel Writers

1st Place – Series for Missouri Road Trip
HM – Recent Meeting Sites for Duluth
HM – Internet Story for Jamestown Settlement

Previous Years - Numerous First Place and Other Awards From:

 -  Associated Press Managing Editors
 - Society of Professional Journalists
 - Hoosier State Press Association
 - Woman’s Press Club of Indiana
 - National Federation of Press Women
 - Society of American Travel Writers
 - Midwest Travel Writers

 

  

 AWARDS

 2008

Society of American Travel Writers, Central States

1st Place – Ecology Travel for Feline Rescue Center in Indiana
3rd Place – Recent sites for Disney Behind the Scenes
3rd Place – Book Insiders' Guide to Nashville

Midwest Travel Writers

2nd Place – Geographic Area for Shepherd of the Hills in Branson
3rd Place – Book Insiders’ Guide to Nashville.
3rd Place – Magazine  for Dolly Parton
3rd Place – Recent Meeting Site for Sweet Smell of Success in Indianapolis
4th Place – Website Article on New Orleans

National Federation of Press Women

1st Place – Entertainment Articles
2nd Place – Special Publications

Woman’s Press Club of Indiana

Writer of the Year 2008
1st Place – Series
1st Place – Personality Profile
1st Place – Entertainment Articles
1st Place – Home Articles
1st Place – Special Publications
2nd Place – Health Articles
2nd Place – Special Articles
2nd Place – Travel Artists
2nd Place – Nature Articles
3rd Place – Feature Articles

 

  2007

Society of American Travel Writers, Central States

1st Place – Ecology Travel for Buffalo Farm in Tupelo
2nd Place – Ecology for Feline Rescue Center in Indiana
3rd Place – Meeting Sites Photography for Dallas High Rise
HM – Photography for Parrot

Midwest Travel Writers

Mark Twain Travel Writer of the Year
1st Place – Series on Spain
2nd Place – Series on Elvis
3rd Place – Magazine article on Delta Queen

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