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Braggin’ on: The Southampton Press

EXECUTIVE EDITOR JOE SHAW writes about awards from the New York Press Assn.:

“First place, Division 3

The Southampton Press, Eastern Edition

‘Very professional layout and design. Photography is high quality and very well used. Nice typography and many points of entry onto the page. Superb!’

Second place, Division 3

The East Hampton Press

‘Good layout–items well spaced on page. Fine typography.’

For the record, the Eastern Edition also won Photographic Excellence, with the Western Edition finishing second…and the Western Edition won first place in General Excellence, with The East Hampton Press finishing second. Among many awards!

A tip of the hat to you, as always…”

The Southampton Press is a longtime Henninger Consulting client and a consistent winner in  NYPA contests.

Congratulations to Joe and his staff and to Publisher Joe Louchheim and General Manager Courtney Ratcliffe.

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Braggin’ on: The Southampton Press

IT WAS BACK IN APRIL, but the word is still as sweet today as it was then: The Southampton Press (a Henninger Consulting client for some years) was awarded First Place in General Excellence and First Place in Overall Design by the New York State Press Assn.

Congratulations to Publisher Joe Louchheim, General Manager Courtney Ratcliffe and Editor Joe Shaw. The Southampton Press is a consistent winner in NYPA competitions and it’s always a delight working with them.

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Braggin’ on: The Uvalde Leader-News

PUBLISHER CRAIG GARNETT recently sent along some exciting news: The Uvalde Leader-News won first place in general excellence in the 2011 South Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The awards were presented in mid-April at the STPA annual convention. The Uvalde Leader-News competed in Division 3 for semi-weekly newspapers. It also received a third-place award for page design.

The South Texas Press Association is the largest regional newspaper organization in the United States.

In a brief note, Garnett said:

“Ed:

We had never won the general excellence division until undergoing the redesign that you completed for us. We now get extremely positive comments from judges regarding the overall appearance of the Leader-News.

Cheers,
Craig”
The Uvalde Leader-News was a Henninger Consulting redesign in the spring of 2010.
Congratulations to Craig, Editor Carol Kothmann and designers Meghann Garcia and Gloria Resma.

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More good news: Another client wins General Excellence!

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PUBLISHER JEFF EVANS at The Ludington Daily News recently shared some exciting news with me…and now I can share it with you.

The Ludington Daily News has been honored with its 7th Newspaper of the Year award and it also won 1st Place in General Excellence in the Michigan Press Association 2009 Better Newspaper Contest.

Some comments from the judges:

“Excellent reproduction quality, clean design. In general, the paper grabs my eye and keeps it hooked. Great use of color beyond 1A. Lots of entry points on section fronts draw readers inside. Clean, crisp design. Design remained clean and consistent throughout.”

The Iowa Press Association judged the Michigan newspapers’ contest.

My congratulations to Jeff and his news crew, especially those who are part of the design effort—which is just about everyone.

I led the redesign of The Ludington Daily News a couple of years ago and I have a strong appreciation of how hard the staff and managers work. It was a pleasure working with them and a greater pleasure seeing them get the recognition they deserve.

Nice goin’!

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Two first place awards!

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ANOTHER WINNER!  Just got word from Joe Thompson at the Hood County News (Granbury, TX) that the paper won first place for General Excellence and Page Design in the Texas Press Assn. annual contest. The category was semi-weeklies with 4,0001 circulation or greater.

The Hood County News, a Henninger Consulting project, launched its redesign early last year.

Comments from the judges:

1. Hood County News — Clear, concise, yet lively
writing throughout. Well-organized pages, well-organized sections
(such as sports and entertainment). Front page stories go
beyond coverage of government meetings to get to the heart of
important issues. Excellcent photography. Good clean layouts
area reader friendly. Overall an excellent paper.
1. Hood County News — Very clean front with a
dominant photo and good headline weight. Opinion is nice and
airy, with good headline weights. Fun sports page. Great use of
tennis ball in headline and cutout photos. Good readout head
and enlarged first few graphs. The drop cap color is creative but
a little jarring. Life page is really nice. It grabs you instantly
with the photo and headline. The scale text is creative, but package
would be cleaner with some style for both headline words.

GENERAL EXCELLENCE. Well-organized pages, well-organized sections (such as sports and entertainment). Front page stories go beyond coverage of government meetings to get to the heart of important issues. Excellcent photography. Good clean layouts are reader friendly. Overall an excellent paper.

PAGE DESIGN.  Very clean front with a dominant photo and good headline weight. Opinion is nice and airy, with good headline weights. Fun sports page. Great use of tennis ball in headline and cutout photos. Good readout head and enlarged first few graphs. The drop cap color is creative but a little jarring. Life page is really nice. It grabs you instantly with the photo and headline.

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Award-winning pages from the Hood County News

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