Signal wins second straight sweepstakes
For the second year in a row, the Baldwin City Signal won the sweepstakes in the Kansas Press Association's Awards of Excellence competition.
The sweepstakes, signifying the best newspaper in the state for each division, was won Saturday night in Topeka at the culmination of the KPA's annual convention. The Signal won 17 awards, one more than last year's sweepstakes' winning performance. The finish included seven first-place awards.
First-place finishes were in: News Photo (Jimmy Gillispie); Editorial Writing (Jeff Myrick); Entertainment Ad (Jill Underwood); Healthcare Ad (Underwood); Professional Service Ad (Underwood); Sports Column Writing (Gillispie); and Sports Pages (Gillispie).
Second-place awards were: Feature Package (Myrick); Best Front Page (Myrick); Adaptable Promotion (Underwood); House Ad (Underwood); and News and Writing (Staff). Third-place awards were: Automotive Ad (Underwood); Editorial Pages (Myrick); Best Use of Photos (Staff); Feature Story (Gillispie); and Headline Writing (Myrick).