Michelle and Heatley Gilmore were thrilled with winning Best Advertisement and two Best Newspaper in Country Queensland trophies last month
Once again, your local newspaper team brought home a swag of awards from the Queensland Country Press Association Annual Dinner.
And to top off the night, your Community News won Best Newspaper under 10,000 circulation!
Here’s what we were told: The winning entry really excelled in production, photographic and advertising. Pages were well designed, easy to read, good type selection, and use of white space.
Photos impressed the judges, and were well composed, and well cropped to suit page and story. Good use of colour throughout the product helped to enhance pages. Printing quality was excellent.
Tight registration, ink density consistent, and colour well controlled throughout the publication. Neatly stitched and trimmed, would be well appreciated by readers and advertisers.
What is most important to us is hearing our reader’s comments on the paper, but isn’t it great that our professional peers agree? Our other publication, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Times also won Best Paper, for over 10,000 circulation – for the fifth time in six years!
There is no doubt, we are very blessed with our excellent team – our designers Darren, Sally, Paula and Leanne, sub-editor Victoria who checks everything I check again with flair, website man Wayne, and now our writer Barb! Thanks to all of you.
And to all of our talented contributors – we love helping promote your groups.
Advertisers – there wouldn’t be a paper without you! This year – that was the section we really excelled. The MC offered Heatley a chair at the front, he was there so frequently.
Between the two papers, for Best Locally Produced Advertisement we won Highly Commended (Keely Rose Fishing Charters), equal third, second and first place! Plus three sections in the Advertising Campaigns – Matt and Justin O’Connell’s insightful sports tips brought home third place in that section!
The winning ad was a full page for Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments – they said it had all “the key ingredients required to make an advert work its head off, including testimonial reviews”.
From restaurants to travel agents, accommodation to retail and a charter, Heatley knows how to write a great ad. So ask him to help your business grow!