The Wellington Advertiser received six Better Newspaper Competition awards at the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) gala on April 20.
The editorial team received a first place award for Best Community Website with a circulation over 10,000.
Judges commented that the Advertiser website has “great content. Something for everyone …”
“Our website has become a popular place for those looking for breaking News, in addition to the in-depth journalism and quality content readers have come to expect in their Newspaper,” said Advertiser editor Chris Daponte.
“It is gratifying to see that our online efforts, which have been a focus in recent years, are paying off.”
The production department also received a first place award for Best Creative Ad (Community News) for a full page ad for the Drayton Farm Show in 2017.
“This ad by Alicia Roza is very appealing to the eye,” judges commented. “Great use of colour scheme.”
In addition the production department accepted second place for Local Retail Layout and Original Ad Idea (Community News) and third place for In House Promotion.
The Advertiser team also received a third place award for Special Section (circulation over 10,000) for its Canada 150 feature.
“While we don’t publish the Newspaper to win awards, it is always nice when our efforts are recognized by the OCNA,” Daponte said.
For a full list of award winners visit www.ocna.org/BNCAwards.