SNPA recognizes excellence in print quality


SNPA recognized excellence in newspaper printing this week with first-place honors being awarded to the Bristol Herald Courier (Bristol, Tenn.) and The Villages Daily Sun of Florida. 

Newspapers were judged in two circulation categories:  over and under 25,000 circulation. 

Judges evaluated entries only for those quality attributes that can be objectively measured: black ink density and uniformity, color ink density and uniformity, color register, page alignment, litho defects and other defects.

2019 Print Quality Contest Winners:

Under 25,000 circulation:

  • First place: Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol, Tenn.
  • Second place: The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Third place: The Culpeper Star-Exponent, Culpeper, Va.

Over 25,000 circulation:

  • First place: The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Fla.
  • Second place: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock
  • Third-Place: Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va.


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