The results are in from not one, but two newspaper competitions, and Hometown News brought home a combined total of 13 awards.
"These awards illustrate the dedication and commitment the Hometown News team has, not only to their customers, but to the community as well," said Lee Mooty, general manager of Hometown News. "We look forward to continuing to be an award-winning information source for years to come."
The awards came from the national trade organization Association of Free Community Papers, which recognizes the best work throughout the entire free publication industry, and the Community Papers of Florida, which looks at newspaper excellence in the state of Florida. Both organizations recently held their annual conventions, where the announcements were made.
Hometown News awards include:
Second place for Best Original Photograph for a feature or general interest story.
Third Place for Best Original Photograph for a sports event.
Third Place for Best Independent Photo Feature.
Third Place for Best Original Photograph for a feature or general interest story.
Second Place for Editorial, best original writing.
First Place in Advertising, telemarketing display.
First Place in Dining and Entertainment Advertising, full process color, less than 1/4-page.
First Place in Retail Advertising, full color process, less than 1/4-page.
First Place in Professional Services Advertising, full color process, less than 1/4-page.
Second Place in Advertising, telemarketing display.
Second Place in Advertising Promotion.
Second Place for Best Creative Content for the special section "In Season."
Third Place for Single Sheet Insert.