Herald recognised in Queensland awards
THE Queensland Country Press Awards were hosted in Redcliffe last Friday night, with the Dalby Herald coming out of the ceremony with multiple awards.
The Herald claimed first place in the Best Newspaper Supplement – Stand Alone category for All School News. It’s the third year in a row the publication has taken out that award.
The Ultimate Real Estate Guide also gained a highly commended in the same category.
The newspaper also was awarded second place in the Overall Journalistic Excellence Award – Weighted section.
The annual Caricature Calendar, by the talented Graeme McCullough, placed third in the Best Special Publication category and the feature on Myall Medical Practice came third in the Best Commercial Feature.
Dalby Herald media sales manager Nicole McDougall said it had been a great year for the newspaper.
“It’s always nice to be recognised by the industry for the hard work we put into not only our paper, but all of the extras we like to bring our readers,” Mrs McDougall said.
“All School News has blossomed since its inception three years ago and has been reproduced in other markets since.
“Our whole team enjoys being involved putting it together and the school children love participating and seeing their work published.
“The awards are a great night to see what our peers are achieving in the industry and are a benchmark for us to achieve.”
Journalist Michael Doyle had a successful night individually, taking home the award for Best News Photo for his front-page shot of a young boy standing in front of the fire-ravaged Dalby State School and the award for Best Community Photo for his picture of the statue in Anzac Park.
Michael also came third in the Young Journalist of the Year category and second in the Best Community Photo section.
Other items that did well included the Surat Basin News, which won the Best Commercial Feature.
All School News has blossomed since its inception three years ago and has been reproduced in other markets since. — Nicole McDougall
RECOGNITION: Sam Flanagan, Nicole McDougall and Michael Doyle, of the Dalby Herald, with their haul from the Queensland Country Press Awards.