McKnight’s Senior Living Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers picked up awards for editorial writing and headline writing Friday in the 2017 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism competition.

The contest, organized by the Press Club of Cleveland, was open to all professional journalists working in or publishing in the Buckeye State via daily and other newspapers; consumer, trade, professional and business publications; radio; television; and websites.

Bowers won second place in the Trade Publications – Departments or Columns category for the editor’s column that appears in the print edition of McKnight’s Senior Living. The judges said that the columns offered a “nice look behind the curtain in an industry most don’t know well.”

She also won third place in a Headline Writing category open to magazines, Sunday magazines, alternative publications, trade and professional publications and business publications. Her winning headline was Felines, Fidos, feces freeze Florida facility’s functions, from a Feb. 29, 2016, online article.

This year’s Excellence in Journalism competition drew more than 900 entries, a record, according to the Press Club of Cleveland. Entries were judged by members of press clubs in Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

So far this year, in addition to these awards, McKnight’s Senior Living has been named as having the best healthcare website by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors and has been recognized with four regional and two national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors as well as two awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.