The Princeton Herald won several awards at the North East Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2016.
The awards were presented at the annual NETPA convention held last week at the Hilton Garden Inn in Longview.
The newspaper competed in the medium weekly category.
Staff members took home a first place in the headline writing division. Entries included “What a view!” “PISD putts golf program first,” and “Stunning conclusion to call: police tase suspect.”
The Herald also received a second place award in the feature photo category. Entries included an Easter photo taken by News Editor Wyndi Veigel and a color guard photo taken by Photographer Victor Tapia.
A second place award was also received in the sports photo category for David Jenkins’ soccer and baseball photos and Jenkins’ also earned a second place award in the sports coverage category.
Advertising staff members Charlene Loggins and Melinda Holden received a third place award in the advertising division. Ads included Old Time Bargain Shop, First United Methodist Church Christmas ad and Farmersville Grain and Hardware.
A fourth place award for news writing was also received. Entries included stories by Staff Writer Joe Reavis about the lotto winner and Veigel’s story about the Dec. 26 tornado.
The Herald also received fourth place awards in the sweepstakes division and in General Excellence for overall newspaper coverage.
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