Alyssa Abkowitz, a staff writer for Creative Loafing in Atlanta, won first place for non-deadline reporting for a cover story, "Trapped."
Group Senior Editor John Sugg won the serious commentary category for his "Fishwrapper" columns.
"We take seriously our commitment to serve our communities with the best in reporting and perspective," said Ben Eason, CEO of Creative Loafing. "The work of these three writers is a strong signal of that commitment."
The three first place awards tie the most given to any news organization this year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and South Florida's weekly New Times newspapers also won three awards. The Tampa Tribune won two first place prizes, and the St. Petersburg Times and The Charlotte Observer each won one first place award.
The Green Eyeshade Awards are given for outstanding journalism in 11 Southeastern states. More than 400 entries were submitted in this year's contest.