NewsLo­cal cam­paigns score ma­jor in­ter­na­tional awards

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

NEWSLO­CAL news­pa­pers have taken out two pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional awards for the SnapSydney and Great War And Me com­mu­nity cam­paigns.

The PANPA awards for ex­cel­lence were pre­sented at a gala in­dus­try din­ner at the Hil­ton Ho­tel last Fri­day night at­tended by news­pa­per and dig­i­tal pub­lish­ers and jour­nal­ists from Aus­tralia, the Pa­cific and Asia.

NewsLo­cal’s ground­break­ing SnapSydney cam­paign, which in­vited Syd­neysiders to pho­to­graph their daily lives on one day of the year, won in the dig­i­tal cat­e­gory of Best Niche/ Spe­cial­ity App or Microsite.

More than 7000 photos were sub­mit­ted by read­ers via Face­book, Twit­ter, In­sta­gram and email – the best of which were pub­lished online and in print. SnapSydney will be held again later this year.

NewsLo­cal news­pa­pers also won the Con­sumer Cam­paign of the Year in the mar­ket­ing di­vi­sion for its Great War And Me com­pe­ti­tion. School stu­dents were in­vited to use words, art and video to doc­u­ment the life and ex­pe­ri­ences of a soldier, sailor, nurse, medic or ani- mal in the Aus­tralian armed forces in the Great War.

Al­most 450 en­tries were re­ceived. Win­ners shared in $21,000 in prize money.

As well as the awards, NewsLo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher Braden Fastier was highly com­mended by judges for his work.

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