Woodward Community Media publications won a total of 78 awards, including 29 first-place awards and three General Excellence awards at state, regional and national competitions for work completed in 2013.
The properties entered five competitions among them – the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA), Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA), Midwest Free Community Papers Association (MFCP), Wisconsin Community Papers (WCP) and Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP).
Dyersville Commercial/Cascade Pioneer’s Will Cushman took first-place honors in Outstanding Young Journalist award from the INA, and the Dyersville Commercial was first in Best Total Newspaper Design. Alana Gogel’s creative ad design won first place honor in the Ad Creation competition. The combined location (Eastern Iowa Shopping News/Dyersville Commercial and Cascade Pioneer) led the division in first-place awards (10) and total honors (25).
The Grant-Iowa-Lafayette Shopping News (Platteville) won first place from AFCP in Best Cover Design with its new Farm section and second place in General Excellence from WCP as part of a haul of 22 total awards, including nine first place.
Unified Newspaper Group staff teamed up for several awards, including both first and second place in All-Around Newspaper Photography, a three-person Business Reporting win and a team effort in producing the first-place winner in Special Section Editorial for Verona Progress. UNG took home 21 awards, including seven first-place finishes.
The Richland Center Shopping News was first in AFCP’s Innovative Idea Contest and won two General Excellence awards – second in WCP and honorable mention in AFCP – in taking home 10 awards (three first place).
Congratulations to all!
Unified Newspaper Group staff Jim Ferolie, Bill Livick and Anthony Iozzo hold the five first-place awards won from the WNA for its three weeklies.