Otis Howell won top MPA photography awards in 1961


Otis Howell, photographer for the Hannibal Courier-Post, won high honors in the Missouri Press Association’s 1961 Better Newspaper Contest.


Howell, a World War II Pearl Harbor survivor, won three awards:


Best use of local pictures, dailies, first place;


Spot news photographs, dailies, first place; and


Feature pictures, daily, first place.


Source: The Sunday News and Tribune, Jefferson City, Mo., May 7, 1961, via newspapers.com

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