The newspaper took a Third Place, Best Environmental Story, Daily & Non-daily Division, circ. 9,000 or more. Entry Title: Where has all the water gone?. Judges’ Comments: “Great writing, tons of info presented in clear graphics and sidebars, good organization. Excellent and vital work.”
The newspaper also qualified in the General Excellence category and won either a first, second, third or honorable mention. Winners in this category will be announced at the NNA convention in October. In advertising, the Herald/Review won awards in the following categories:
Second Place, Best Sales Promotion Section or Edition, Daily Division. Entry Title: Back to School 2013-2014. Judges’ Comments: “Nicely done and well organized. The listings etc. are easy to read and understand. Great people photos in the articles. Overall really good design. The black & white sections could have used a dash of color but worked well on the whole.”
Third Place, Best Classified Section, Daily & Non-daily Division. Entry Title: Best Classified Section May 3 – 5 2013. Credit(s): Nancy Bernard & Maggie Saunders. Judges’ Comments: “Another close call in this one. Nice Real Estate ads, great graphic elements in the headers.”
Third Place, Best Public Notice Section, Daily & Non-daily Division. Entry Title: Public Notices. Credit(s): Composing/Classified Department. Judges’ Comments: “Color banner and left hand listing make it easier to find notices.”
Third Place, Best Sales Promotion Section or Edition, Daily Division. Entry Title: Women In Business. Credit(s): Maggie Saunders & Sierra Vista Herald Editorial staff. Judges’ Comments: “Fresh and fun design. A variety of content. Loved “Hit List: Songs about Women in Business”. A nice section.”
Honorable Mention, Best Sales Promotion Section or Edition, Daily Division. Entry Title: Sonoita 2013 Business Directory. Credit(s): Maggie Saunders & Jennifer Parr.
All winners will be recognized at the award reception held Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 during NNA’s 128th Annual Convention & Trade Show at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.