Sky-Hi News, Middle Park Times win 42 Colorado Press Association awards
Sky-Hi News staff and contributors won a total of 42 awards on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Colorado Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, including the 2012 General Excellence award for the Sky-Hi News.The General Excellence award is presented to the newspaper judged the best in the state in its circulation class based on points accrued by the publication during the course of the contest.The Sky-Hi News also won Sweepstakes Awards in Photo/Design and Advertising by scoring more points in those categories than any other paper in its circulation class.The Middle Park Times, which accounted for 12 of the 42 awards, won the Photo/Design Sweepstakes Award for Class II weeklies.”These awards are testament to the hard work this small but dedicated staff consistently churns out,” said Drew Munro, editor and general manager of the Sky-Hi News and Middle Park Times. “I feel fortunate to work with them and think they are a great asset for Grand County and our readers and clients. It’s also gratifying when peers validate your work.”The 2012 contest was judged by journalists from the Kansas Press Association.In addition to the General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards, the Sky-Hi News and Middle Parks Times won the following awards:Sky-Hi News, Class IV (non-dailies 4,001-7,000 circulation)Byron Hetzler1st place, Best photography portfolio1st place, Best news photograph2nd place, Best story/picture combination (with Kristen Lodge)3rd place, Best feature photograph3rd place, Best news photograph3rd place, Best sports photograph3rd place, Best photo essayDebbie Harris2nd place, Best black & white ad2nd place, Best advertising campaign (with Rob Fair)2nd place, Best advertising special section (shared)3rd place, Best small space ad3rd place, Best black & white adDrew Munro1st place, Best advertising campaign (shared)2nd place, Best advertising special section (shared)2nd place, Best headline writing2nd place, Best news page design3rd place, Best news page designJon de Vos2nd place, Best humorous columnKristen Lodge2nd place, Best story/picture combination (with Byron Hetzler)Maggie Butler1st place, Best use of color in an ad (with Mike Madsen)1st place, Best advertising campaign (shared)2nd place, Best advertising special section (shared)Reid Tulley3rd place, Best business feature storyStaff1st place, Best advertising layout & design2nd place, Best editorial layout & design3rd place, Best editorial layout & designTonya Bina1st place, Best business news story2nd place, Best feature story3rd place, Best sports story3rd place, Best education story3rd place, Best business news storyMiddle Park Times, Class II (weeklies, 1,001-2,000 circulation)Byron Hetzler1st place, Best photography portfolio1st place, Best sports photograph2nd place, Best sports photograph2nd place, Best feature photograph2nd place, Best photo essay3rd place, Best photo essayDrew Munro1st place, Best editorial layout & design3rd place, Best editorial layout & designKristen Lodge1st place, Best sports storyMaggie Butler3rd place, Best use of color in an ad (with Rob Fair)Staff1st place, Best advertising layout & design
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