Enterprise staff wins 16 awards, advertising excellence
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Colorado Press Association was forced to cancel its 142nd annual convention originally set for April 30-May 2 in Glenwood Springs. However, newspapers around the state were still able to celebrate their 2019 Better Newspaper Contest results with a virtual award presentation.
The Enterprise won seven awards in the advertising contest, which led to the overall Advertising Excellence Award in Class 2.
The newspaper also won six awards in the editorial contest and three awards in the photo/design competition.
Eligible entries were published between Nov. 1, 2018, and Oct. 31, 2019. The Enterprise competes against other weekly newspapers of similar circulation size.
Contributing staff members were Brenda Brandt, Darci Rodriguez, Jes-c French, Ashley Sullivan and Max Levy.
Advertising campaign — Football Contest, first, Rodriguez and Brandt.
Automotive ad — Slick Spot’s pre-harvest special offer, second, Rodriguez.
Black and white ad — Holyoke General Store’s paint sale, second, Rodriguez.
Classified page — Second, Sullivan and Rodriguez.
Health care ad — Melissa Memorial Hospital’s prenatal training class, first, Rodriguez. Holyoke Family Eye Care Center’s quality care you can see, second, Rodriguez.
Medium space ad — Melissa Memorial Hospital’s honor to serve our community, second, Rodriguez.
Editorial special section (newsprint) — Emerald Awards, first, Rodriguez, French and Levy.
Environmental story — “Chirp, Chirp, CHOMP! Could cricket farming be the next big thing in northeastern Colorado agriculture?,” second, French.
Health enterprise/health feature story — “Determination drives Alec Sprague: a Chiari Malformation Warrior,” second, Brandt.
Humorous column writing — “Snow is snow is snow, except when it isn’t,” second, French.
Sports story — “Fierce. Fearless. Fast Fit. Flat Rock Roller Derby sisters dish out the details,” first, Rodriguez. “Pay-per-view’s got nothing on Depression-era pugilism,” second, French.
Cover design — Snow Day, first, Rodriguez.
News photograph — First day of school, second, French.
Photography portfolio — Second, French.