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Mount Baker Experience magazine and contributors win awards

Mount Baker Experience summer 2021 issue with Matthew Tangeman cover photo.

Mount Baker Experience and its contributors won awards at Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for special section covers and stories.

Mount Baker Experience summer 2021 issue took first place in the special section covers group with a photo from photographer Matthew Tangeman. Judges wrote it was a great photo choice and everything worked well together with no distractions. Mount Baker Experience fall 2021 issue followed up in third place with a photo from Grant Gunderson.

Mount Baker Experience fall 2021 issue with Grant Gunderson photo.

“This would have placed higher had the text been lowered rather than in the middle of the page,” judges wrote. “That leaves an unbalance in the image with a lot of empty space on the bottom of the page.”

Apologies Grant.

Thanks to all contributing photographers who send in photos, and special thanks to designer Doug De Visser, who makes each issue — front, middle and back — look oh so good.

Writer Nick Belcaster won first place environmental story category for his story on grizzly bear repopulation efforts in the North Cascades. Editor Ian Haupt won first place in the personality profile for a feature on stand-up paddleboarder Karl Kruger planning to paddle 2,000 miles across the Arctic.