Sarasota Patch Editor Charles Schelle was honored Friday with two awards from the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association.
He also was instrumental in a staff award presented by the press association for work on explorehoward.com in suburban Baltimore.
The awards, announced in Baltimore, were for his work on the website that produces community news for The Howard County Times and Columbia Flier in Howard County, Md., as well as Prince George's County, Md., for The Laurel Leader. The site is a part of BaltimoreSun.com.
Schelle won the following awards:
• First Place — Multimedia Storytelling Feature Division E — "Ice Road Truckers" (Appears online as "Zamboni driving school in Laurel open for business.") — Howard County Times. Story by Sarah Toth. Video by Charles Schelle.
• Second Place — Multimedia Storytelling Feature Division D — "Laurel Museum Exhibit Looks Back At 100 Years of Racing" — Laurel Leader. Video and reporting by Gwendolyn Glenn. Edited and Produced by Charles Schelle.
• Second Place — General Website Excellence Division D — Explorehoward.com — Staff
Division D is for non-dailies with a circulation of more than 20,000, and Division E is for non-dailies from 10,000 to 20,000 circulation.
The 2011 MDDC Press Association Awards were judged by professionals from the Montana Press Association.