Herald-Guide wins big again in Louisiana Press awards contest

By Staff Report

April 18, 2007 at 1:14 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Named the Best Weekly Newspaper in Louisiana in 2006 for our coverage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their afternath, the St. Charles Herald-Guide has won several top awards in 2007.

In this year’s contest, we won awards for Best Editorial, Best Photo Feature, Best News Package, Best Advertising - and Best Graphic Design.

And that’s just the “best of” category. Our staff also won a slew of additional awards - not bad when you consider the competition: broadsheet and tabloid newspapers that produce thousands of top-notch stories, photos, advertisements and special editions week in and week out ... from one end of the state to the other.

“We’re proud of our staff,” said editorial director Ann Taylor. “It just goes to show you that even small newspapers can be great neNamed the Best Weekly Newspaper Louisiana in 2006 for our coverage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their afternath, the St. Charles Herald-Guide has done it again.

In this year’s contest, we won awards for Best Editorial, Best Photo Feature, Best News Package, Best Advertising - and Best Graphic Design.

And that’s just the “best of” category. Our staff also won a slew of additional awards - not bad when you consider the competition: broadsheet and tabloid newspapers that produce thousands of top-notch stories, photos, advertisements and special editions week in and week out ... from one end of the state to the other.

“And hard work does pay off. Our commitment is to excellence.

“And our goal is to get better every week.”

Here’s the award rundown:

General Excellence, honorable

Best News Coverage, 2nd place

Single Best Editorial, Allen Lottinger, 2nd Place

Best Feature Story, Heather R. Breaux, honorable

Best News Story, Ann Taylor, 3rd place

Most Effective Use of Graphic Design on a Single Page, Kristie Orgeron, 2nd place

Best Photo Feature, Alfonso Bresciani, 1st place

Best Feature Photo, Alfonso Bresciani, 1st place

Best Photo Feature, Staff, honorable

Staff Generated Advertisement - Color, Tina LaGarde, 1st place

Best Ad Campaign, Kevin Orgeron, 1st Place

Staff Generated Ad - Color Tina LaGarde

In-paper Promotion - Color, Becky Pitre, 2nd Place

Best Classified Section or Page, 3rd Place




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