SNPA presents Print Quality Contest Awards at Annual Meeting
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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