Tryon Daily Bulletin wins state press association awards

Published 8:39pm Friday, March 7, 2014

The Tryon Daily Bulletin won 9 awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2013 News, Editorial & Photo Journalism and Advertising Contests (Daily Division 12,500 circulation and under).   The awards were presented February 27th at the association’s annual conference in Chapel Hill.
In first place for Best Niche Publication  – Life in Our Foothills!  The cover was photographed by Erik Olsen and designed by Samantha Hurst, the judges commented that it was, “Best cover so far.  Clean layout, good colors, good usage of inset quotes within stories”.Publisher's-Notebook-picture-Best-Niche-Pub-1st-place-Life-in-Our-Foothills
Advertising Awards –
1st Place – Best Niche Publication – Life in Our Foothills
Betty Ramsey, Samantha Hurst, Gwen Ring, Staff
1st Place – Best Institutional Ad – Kevin Powell, for Pro Physical Therapy
The judges said, “Bold use of visuals and a clear, simple message really sell the clients services.”
1st Place Best Use of Humor – Gwen Ring, Little Mountain Farm Supply
The judges comments were, “Humorous use of dialogue.”
1st Place Best – Restaurant/Entertainment Ad in a Niche Publication
Betty Ramsey – LaBoutille
2nd Place Best  – Apparel, Jewelry and Accessories Ad – Harry Forsha
The Judges said,  “I like the idea of using the bags with the various departments offered in the store.  Good ad.”
2nd Place Best – Restaurant/Entertainment Ad – Harry Forsha, The Orchard Inn
3rd Place – Best – Use of Humor – Lenette Sprouse – Hensons’ Supply
Judges said, “Great art for the ad”.
3rd Place Best – Restaurant/Entertainment Ad in a Niche Publication
Betty Ramsey – LaBoutille
Lennie Rizzo’s Special Cases Column titled “Whose fault is it” won 1st place in the state competition for serious columns.
Congratulations to all of the winners.  It’s a real honor to receive these awards from the Press Association and they have earned and deserve this recognition.
– Betty Ramsey, publisher

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