Gazette goes close with three run­ners up at awards

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THE Euroa Gazette has come away with a good rounded per­for­mance at the state’s in­dus­try news­pa­per awards held at the Ry­dges in Mel­bourne’s CBD on Fri­day night.

The Gazette placed run­ner up (un­der 2000 cir­cu­la­tion) in the Over­all News­pa­per Ex­cel­lence cat­e­gory at the Vic­to­rian Coun­try Press As­so­ci­a­tion (VCPA) awards.

Judge Alan Pont noted the pa­per’s “proven for­mula with eye catch­ing front pages and point­ers pro­mot­ing con­tent”.

He said high­lights were the Gazette’s pro­mo­tion and cov­er­age of events such as Euroa Wool Week, Aus­tralian Show and Shine, Euroa So­los Rally, and Ed­u­ca­tion Week 2018.

“Re­pro­duc­tion of pho­tos was very clear, while ad­ver­tis­ing sup­port for trades and ser­vices was solid,” Pont said.

A highly com­mended (first run­ner up) was given in the Best Ad­ver­tis­ing Fea­ture Award for the Gazette’s “Euroa Wool Week”.

Cat­e­gory judge Greg Wat­son said “The Gazette’s very strong sup­port of the lo­cal com­mu­nity is clearly ev­i­dent in the 12-page fea­ture high­light­ing the town’s an­nual show and wool week”.

“Plenty of pho­tos en­gag­ing read­ers and solid ad­ver­tis­ing sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses,” Wat­son com­mented.

Gazette pho­tog­ra­pher Dale Mann re­ceived a highly com­mended (first run­ner up) in the Best Sport Photo cat­e­gory with his im­age of Euroa foot­baller Jimmy Ivill tak­ing a fly­ing mark dur­ing the 2017 fi­nals se­ries.

The judge’s com­ments said the im­age “cap­tures the ae­rial ac­ro­bat­ics” in what was “a strong foot­ball photo”.

LEG-UP: Jimmy Ivill takes a fly­ing leap to­wards the ball, an im­age cap­tured by Gazette pho­tog­ra­pher Dale Mann which placed run­ner up (un­der 2000 cir­cu­la­tion) at the 2017/18 VCPA awards.

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