The Tidewater Information once more takes Grand Sweepstakes – The Tidewater Information – Tidewater Information


From left are Stephen Faleski, Kenya Smith and Stephen H. Cowles of the newsroom. — Mitzi Lusk Tidewater Information


For the fifth time within the six years because the award was first given, The Tidewater Information acquired the 2018 Grand Sweepstakes award from the Virginia Press Affiliation on the organizations’ annual convention and awards banquet in Norfolk on Saturday. The TN additionally took dwelling its sixth consecutive Promoting Sweepstakes, having received yearly because the inaugural award was given for 2013. The newspaper additionally received the Information Sweepstakes award in 2009 and 2012.

Sweepstakes awards are given to the newspaper in every circulation class, based mostly on its frequency of publication and circulation measurement, which earns probably the most factors within the Information and Promoting contests. The Grand Sweepstakes is awarded to the publication incomes probably the most mixed factors from each the Information and Promoting contests. Factors are earned based mostly on the judging of labor submitted by newspapers in a number of classes for writing, pictures, structure and promoting design. The Iowa Press Affiliation judged this 12 months’s contest.

Tidewater Information Writer Tony Clark is most pleased holding up the paper’s Grand Sweepstakes award. — Mitzi Lusk Tidewater Information

TN Writer Tony Clark mentioned of the honors, “For our employees to hitch with colleagues from across the Commonwealth every spring to honor the unimaginable work being completed by newspapers right here each massive and small is a motivating and provoking expertise in and of itself. However to be acknowledged by your friends as the most effective newspapers within the state is one other feeling altogether.”

Clark added, “Our employees works so laborious and is so devoted to our explanation for high quality group journalism, to see their particular person work acknowledged is way more significant to me than profitable the Sweepstakes.”

Along with the Sweepstakes awards, designer Crystal Outlaw received one among solely three Finest In Present awards given for promoting design.

Employees members profitable particular person prizes within the Information contest had been:

1st place – Column Writing, Kenya Smith

1st place – Schooling Writing, Stephen Faleski

1st place – Photograph Illustration, Stephen Cowles and Retta Lomax

1st place – Editorial writing, Tony Clark

2nd place – Editorial writing, Stephen Cowles

2nd place – Basic information writing, Stephen Faleski

third place – Public security writing, Stephen Faleski

Employees members profitable particular person prizes within the Promoting contest had been:

1st place – 2 classes, Retta Lomax

1st place – Ryan Outlaw

1st place – Crystal Outlaw

1st place – Ryan Outlaw and Mitzi Lusk

1st place – Crystal Outlaw and Ryan Outlaw

2nd place – four classes, Ryan Outlaw

2nd place – three classes, Retta Lomax

2nd place – 2 classes, Crystal Outlaw

third place – 5 classes, Ryan Outlaw

third place – three classes, Retta Lomax

third place, Ryan Outlaw and Mitzi Lusk

third place, Employees

The entire itemizing of all awards and recognitions bestowed by the Virginia Press Affiliation at its annual convention and banquet might be considered on its web site, www.vpa.web.

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