SNPA presents Print Quality Contest Awards at Annual Meeting

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The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association recognized excellence in newspaper printing at the Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs.  First-place awards in the SNPA Print Quality Contest were presented to The New York Times (printed by The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.); The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Fla.; The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.; and The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.

Newspapers were judged in four circulation categories:  under 25,000 daily circulation; 25,001-50,000; 50,001-100,000; and over 100,000.  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.

2017 Print Quality Contest Winners:

In the Under 25,000 circulation category

  • First place: The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va.
  • Second place: Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol, Va.
  • Third place: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, W.Va.

In the 25,001 - 50,000 circulation category:

  • First place: The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Second place: Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Third place: The New Orleans Advocate, New Orleans, La.

In the 50,001 - 100,000 circulation category:

  • First place: The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Fla.
  • Second place: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Third place: The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.

In the over 100,000 circulation category:

  • First place: The New York Times, printed by The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Second place: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Third place: The Buffalo News, Buffalo, N.Y.

Marked newspapers and judges' evaluation forms are being mailed to all participating newspapers.

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