Tribune recognized in regional newspaper contest

Published 10:56 am Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Tribune has been recognized with an honorable mention award for “Best Front-Page Design” in the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA) newspaper contest.

The newspaper was recognized in the category for newspapers with circulations under 50,000 and competed against newspapers throughout the south and southeast regions of the United States.

Designed by Managing Editor Rick Greene, with graphic assistance from Graphic Artist Kandi Thompson, the page centered around U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps’ record-breaking performance during the Beijing Olympics.

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“Anytime the newspaper is recognized in contests for editorial work, it is a credit to a dedicated team of people who take pride in providing Lawrence County a product it can be proud of,” Greene said. “We would like to thank SNPA for giving consideration to our work.”

The first-place winner came from the Victoria Advocate in Victoria, Texas, and was followed by runner-up The Times, of Gainesville, Ga., and third place went to The News & Advocate of Lynchburg, Va.

Honorable mentions were also handed out to The News-Topic of Lenoir, N.C., and the Victoria Advocate.

SNPA was established in 1903 to promote the business interests and prosperity of its members, totalling more than 400 daily newspapers, primarily in the south and southeast.