Brewton Standard wins awards

Published 9:04 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

The Brewton Standard was named one of the best community weeklies in the state Saturday night at the annual Alabama Press Association summer convention.
The newspaper received the second place award in the general excellence category and second place in advertising sweepstakes.

“We are proud anytime we win awards for doing our job, but our best reward is always serving our readers,” Publisher Kerry Whipple Bean said.

Other editorial awards included:

Freedom of information, third place
Best editorial page, first place
Best lifestyle pages, second place
Best economic coverage, third place
Best local news coverage, third place
Best use of photos, second place
Best spot news story, second place, Lisa Tindell
Best in-depth news coverage, first place, Tindell, Kerry Whipple Bean, Lydia Grimes and Adam Robinson
Best feature story, third place, Robinson
Best news feature story, second place, Bean
Best editorial, second place, Bean
Best sports news, third place, Robinson
Best feature photo, first place, Bean
Best photo essay, first place, Bean
Best headline, third place, Bean
Advertising awards included:
Best classified pages, first place
Best full-page ad, color, first place, Amy Booker and Erin Johnson
Best special section, first place
Best one-time special section, third place
Best in-paper promotion of newspaper, third place
Best advertising campaign, first place and third place
Best original idea, third place
Best niche publication, second place