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GMG staffers among winners in Best of the West

Steve Marcus' 2018 Photos of the Year

Steve Marcus

Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek (92) and Ryan Reaves (75) celebrate a goal in the third period during Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals at T-Mobile Arena Monday, May 28, 2018.

A trio of Greenspun Media Group staffers were among the winners of the 2019 Best of the West awards announced this month.

Photographer Steve Marcus won third place with a photo of Tomas Nosek and Ryan Reaves of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrating a goal during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

“‘Vegas Golden Knights’ was selected because of the moment and composition,” the judge wrote.

Veteran editorial cartoonist Mike Smith was awarded third place for cartoons on the clergy sex abuse scandal, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, President Trump’s control of the media, deaths of immigrant children in federal custody, and Trump’s whitewashing of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Las Vegas Weekly designer Corlene Byrd won third place in page design for her cover and inside pages marking the first year of legalized recreational marijuana in Nevada.

“Nice mixture of typography and illustration,” the judge wrote. “The whimsical nature is nice for this occasion.”

Click here for the full list of winners.