We don’t often toot our own horn, but there are times each year when even we make the news.
Various statewide associations made up of editors and newspaper administrators bestow awards on newspapers judged to have done the best work among other newspapers of their size in Pennsylvania.
In the past several years, the Gazette has garnered dozens of statewide awards for its writing, photography, layout and design, and advertising.
Most recently, the newspaper won four awards last week in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s 2013 Newspaper of the Year contest.
The Gazette won first-place awards in advertising excellence and in the special section and community service/literacy categories. The newspaper earned second place for online presence.
The Gazette’s World War II supplement, published in 2012, documenting stories from local veterans and their survivors, garnered first-place awards in three statewide contests this year.
All told, the newspaper has piled up more than 30 awards just in the last five years.
Our advertising department also has a history of success as defined by their peers.
Just this year, the ad department won a number of first-place awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association for a small space ad campaign, best promotion of a classified section, multiple product ad campaign, best single color ad and special event/vendor support.
So it all goes to show that the newspaper you’re reading can stack up against any its size.
PHOTO: Among the works recognized by the volumes of hardware that threaten to bring down the south wall of the editorial department is this image by Gazette photographer Teri Enciso, which won a first-place honor from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association in 2012.