Standard nominated for seven newspaper awards
The Victoria Standard has earned seven nominations for Newspapers Atlantic’s 2018 Better Newspapers Competition. This year’s nominations include:
Investigative Story Carolyn Barber “Village of Baddeck, Inc.”
Editorial Andrew Brooks “Transparency not a buzz word”
Cartoon Madison Greening "West Middle River Road Slalom Course"
Advertising Campaign Andrew Brooks "County Dog By-laws”
Ad Class 1 (Small) Andrew Brooks "Naturally Active ski and snowshoe loan program"
Page Design Andrew Brooks “It costs a lot to keep you safe” – visual examination of a firefighter’s outfit and its costs.
Brand Builder Andrew Brooks “Knock, Knock” campaign for Bellwether Media print services
Last year, The Standard garnered five nominations in its inaugural year in the association. At the awards night, Josh Kaiser walked away with Outstanding Cartoon for his depiction of the newspaper’s ownership transition between Jim Morrow and Andrew Brooks.
“We are honoured to be recognized by our peers for the work we have been doing since taking over The Victoria Standard. It is particularly exciting to break into the editorial content awards this year [investigative, editorial]. We know that the visual quality of the newspaper is important to readers, but we also want to make sure we’re writing pieces that are meaningful and engaging,” said publisher Andrew Brooks upon release of this year’s standing finalists.
The awards gala will take place in Halifax on June 1.
Newspapers Atlantic is the trade association for 39 community newspapers across the eastern region. The Victoria Standard is one of five newspapers still independently owned and operated.