The people of The Santa Fe New Mexican who work hard everyday for you have been recognized as the best in New Mexico

For the fifth time in six years, The Santa Fe New Mexican earned the coveted award in general excellence from the New Mexico Press Association — the association's highest award. The award represents a dedication to serving the communities of Northern New Mexico through top-flight journalism and advertising products that help residents meet their goals. The New Mexican remains focussed on serving the community during the coming year and thank you for your support.

WINNER — Kat Lopez & Michael Harrison for “Pet Calendar Promotion”

WINNER — Staff for “eNewMexican, a vital news link in New Mexico

WINNER — Staff for

Michael Abatemarco for “Darkness and light: The paintings of Cady Wells”

Winners — Inez Russell Gomez for “Pre-K for Santa Fe: It’s time”