Marysville Globe staff garners WNPA awards
August 28, 2008 · Updated 10:55 AM
Marysville For the fifth time in the past six years, The Marysville Globe has been named one of the best non-daily newspapers, for its circulation size, in the state by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association in its annual Better Newspaper Contest.
The Globe received the second-place General Excellence Award in circulation Group I (for newspapers with circulations up to 2,600), Oct. 6, at the WNPAs 2006 annual conference in Kennewick. The Globes sister publication, The Arlington Times, brought home the first-place General Excellence Award for circulation Group I. Staff members of The Globe also received 20 news and advertising awards.
Receiving the General Excellence award, along with the other awards, serves as an example of the long-standing commitment to excellence embraced by the entire staff at The Marysville Globe, said Managing Editor Scott Frank. Judges for the General Excellence Award critique all aspects of the newspaper including news writing, editorial pages, photography, graphics, design, advertising and printing. We compete against a number of very good newspapers so it takes a total team effort from staff members in all departments to earn this
News reporter Matt Doran received a number of awards. In the Best News category (Group I), Doran received the first-place award for Residents question safety of freeway barriers, and the second-place award for RV park residents protest holiday evictions. Dorans article A wish before dying, garnered a first-pace award in Best Health or Medical Story (Group I & II) while his Planning for the future, earned the first-place award for Best Government Reporting. In the Best Education Story (Group I) competition, Dorans Supporters, opponent speak out about school levy, earned the first-place award while his Mville program knocks out the classroom walls placed second. In the Cops and Courts (Group I) category, Doran received the third-place award for Vandals hit multiple times.
Managing Editor Scott Frank received a second-place award in the Best Editorial category for his editorial titled Some councils get it, some dont.
Collaborative efforts by The Globe staff brought home the first-place award for Best News or Feature Headlines (Groups I & II), a first-place award for Best Overall Sports Section or Page (Group I) and the first-place award for Best Overall Design (Groups I & II).
In the Advertising Division, Manny Rabel and Melody Shockley teamed up to earn the second-place award in Best Presentation of Classified Section (Groups I & II). The first-place award for Promotional Group of Ads (Group I) was earned by Sue Stevenson, Beth Opel and Connie McKinsey for Home Grown. Stevenson, Opel and McKinsey were joined by Margi Hartnett to garner the third-place award for Special Sections: Topical (Group I) for Women in Business. Opel and Hartnett teamed up to earn first place in Most Original Idea (Groups I-IV) for Sunnyside Nursery; first and second place in Humor In Advertising (Groups I & II); and third place in Best Use of Clip Art for Sunnyside Nursery. Stevenson, Opel, McKinsey and Hartnett also brought home a third-place award in Special Sections: Merchandising (Groups I & II) for Merrysville for the Holidays and Stevenson, Opel, McKinsey, Hartnett and Kris Passey received the first-place award for Special Sections: Tourism/Community Guide (Group I) for the Marysville Strawberry Festival.
I want to personally congratulate each and every staff member for winning these awards, said Frank. I know how much time and effort they put into producing the newspaper each week and these awards are well deserved.