In the circulation under 50,000 category, Brantley Hargrove's series on a serial predator at a Bristol nursing home won second-place honors for investigative reporting. Eric England's photography and Elizabeth Jones' art direction of last year's Next Big Nashville issue took third-place prizes. Jones and special sections editor Tracy Moore are largely to thank for the Scene's staff-shared first-place award for the 2009 Best of Nashville issue in the special issues section. (You've seen Inception, right? Elizabeth is our Ellen Page.)
Kudos to Steve Haruch, Patrick Rodgers, Adam Gold, Tracy Moore and Sean Maloney, among others, for Nashville Cream's third-place showing in the music blog field. Former Scene art director Rob Williams took second- and third-place prizes for illustration with Robin Eley and John Gurney, respectively. And you can pretty much place managing editor Jack Silverman and copy editor Dana Kopp Franklin's names on every award, because we wouldn't have gotten them if those issues hadn't passed through their hands.
We'll shut up now, since this is starting to read like a logic puzzle. Except to congratulate City Paper/Scene contributor Charles Maldonado for the nod to his Metro Pulse story on the TVA ash spill, and former Scene reporter Sarah Kelley at SouthComm's LEO Weekly in Louisville for her long-form news story prize.
See the full list here, and congratulations to all our dead-tree old-media brethren.