Glenn Nelson, the founder of The Trail Posse, earned what is believed to be an unprecedented three first-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for the same column, on race and social justice, for

The three 2019 honors came for Column, Editorial and Opinion Writing, and Sports Column.

The Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and honors journalists across SPJ Region 10, which covers Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. For a complete list of winners in the regional contest:

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In 2019, Nelson wrote four of Crosscut’s most read opinion pieces during the year.

Nelson’s winning entries:

Column (“Race and Place”):

The view of Seattle’s ‘most forgotten neighborhood’ (Aug. 20, 2019)

In high-rise cities like Seattle, can Chinatowns survive? (May 24, 2019)

Police tower casts a shadow over South Seattle Safeway (April 10, 2019)

Editorial & Commentary (“Race and Equity”):

How Seattle can slow gentrification and why it must (Nov. 21, 2019)

Durkan, Morales, and why ‘socialist’ shouldn’t be a dirty word (Oct. 23, 2019)

I’ve outgrown the hydros and Blue Angels – and so has Seattle (Aug. 2, 2019)

Sports Column (sports & culture):

Baseball players come and go. Ichiro was different (March 21, 2019)

Doug Baldwin should look to make bigger plays (May 5, 2019)

The awkward whitesplaining in David Shields’ new doc on Marshawn Lynch (May 31, 2019):