| The Times-Picayune hauled in 35 awards – including best website – in regional competition recognizing excellence in digital and print journalism, as the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors announced its 2014 award winners Saturday (June 20) New Orleans. | The Times-Picayune staffers captured 12 first place awards, 11 for second place and 12 for third place.

The competition included writing, photo and digital contests for news stories, editorials, photos, graphics and headlines published in Louisiana and Mississippi AP member newspapers.

Included in the first place awards for | The Times-Picayune was one for the online package that looked into problems at Orleans Parish Prison. The comment from judges regarding the “Dying at OPP” series stated: “Outstanding work putting together all of the parts, including graphics, design, photos and video. The video work was some of the best … seen from newspapers.” | The Times-Picayune also won a first place award for its series Louisiana Purchased, produced in partnership with WVUE Fox 8 News. The judges referred to the series as “an impressive examination of the abuse of campaign funds by public officials.”

Rebecca Catalanello of | The Times-Picayune won a first place award in the features category for her chronicling of issues at the New Bethany Home for Girls, work that the judges referred to as “head and shoulder above other entries.”

Columnist Jarvis DeBerry won a first place award in the personal column category and Terri Troncale won first place in editorials.

The | The Times-Picayune staff also won numerous awards. Here is a listing of all of the first place winners in the Division 1 category:

Digital – Website: | The Times-Picayune, Staff

Digital – Online Package: “Dying at OPP,” | The Times-Picayune, Staff

Digital – Best Blog: The Sun Herald, Justin Mitchell

Writing – Spot News: The Advocate, Gordon Russell, John Simerman

Writing – General News: The Clarion-Ledger, Jerry Mitchell

Writing – Feature: | The Times-Picayune, Rebecca Catalanello

Writing – Business: The Advocate, Gordon Russell, Rebekah Allen

Writing – Continuing Coverage: The Clarion-Ledger, Geoff Pender, Therese Apel, Jimmie Gates, Sam Hall, Dustin Barnes, Deborah Berry

Writing – Public/Community Service: The Advocate, Gordon Russell, Rebekah Allen

Writing – Investigative: | The Times-Picayune, Staff

Writing – Spot Sports: | The Times-Picayune, Katherine Terrell

Writing – Sports Enterprise/Feature: | The Times-Picayune, Katherine Terrell, Katherine Sayre, Jeff Duncan

Writing – Sports Columns: The Advocate, Rod Walker

Writing – Editorials: | The Times-Picayune, Terri Troncale

Writing – Personal Columns: | The Times-Picayune, Jarvis DeBerry

Photo – Spot News: | The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker

Photo – General News: The Advocate, Bill Feig

Photo – Features: The Advocate, Eliot Kamenitz

Photo – Sports Feature: | The Times-Picayune, Chris Granger

Photo Multi Photo: | The Times-Picayune, Ted Jackson

Photo – Portrait/Personality: | The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker

Photo – Sports Action: The Advocate, Heather McClelland

Photo – Sports Features: The Clarion-Ledger, Rick Guy

Headlines: The Sun Herald, Nate Thurman

Layout and Design: The Advocate, Jay Martin