Jenny Kirchner Photo by John Drake
Jenny Kirchner
Photo by John Drake

Jenny Kirchner has won a second award for the Nov. 7, 2013 Town Crier photo of a soccer game at Idyllwild School.

This award is for honorable mention from the National Newspaper Association.

She won second place for the same photo earlier this year in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest.

“While I am grateful for the first award, the second is very exciting, because it is from the national level which is a first for my career,” she said. “However, as I’ve said before, this field is a constant learning process. I plan to keep learning and challenging myself in new ways.

“While winning awards isn’t my main goal, I am grateful others appreciate my work. I take photos because it’s what I love to do, and as I’m out covering events, I still get excited when I know I got ‘the’ photo,” the award winning photographer said.“So when others find something that catches their eye in that photo also, it’s a bonus.”