The Daily Republic won 14 awards, including five first-place awards, in the 2018 Associated Press Great Plains News and Photo Contest.

The winners of the awards were announced Tuesday by the AP. The Daily Republic competed in Division II, which included newspapers with a weekly circulation of 40,000 to 114,999 from North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Writing and photography samples from the 2018 calendar year and submitted for consideration.

Daily Republic photographer Matt Gade won three first-place awards and earned six awards overall. Sports Reporter Jeremy Karll earned a first place for a sports column and Cops/Courts Reporter Ellen Bardash took first in the general news category.

Here is a list of all the award winners by The Daily Republic:

Personal column: Luke Hagen, third, "Another girl ... what do you think of that?"

Sports column: Jeremy Karll, first, "Replay for state title games."

Editorial: Luke Hagen, second, "Just keep battling, Kernels."

Feature photo: Matt Gade, first, "National champs;" Matt Gade, second, "Eatin' good."

General news photo: Matt Gade, third, "Field tear up."

Website: The Daily Republic, third.

Spot news story: Luke Hagen, third, "City plans complaint against mayoral candidate."

Sports action photo: Matt Gade, first, "Volleyball spike;" Matt Gade, second, "Football pitch."

Spot news photo: Matt Gade, first, "House fire;" Ellen Bardash, second, "Fatal crash."

General news story: Ellen Bardash, first, "Pruitt visit;" Marcus Traxler, third, "Groups scrutinize visit."