From Staff Reports
The Wylie News won several awards recently in the Texas Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest.
The awards were presented at the annual TPA convention, held last week in Austin.
The News competed in Div. 6, the large weekly category.
The Maryland Delaware DC Press Association judged entries.
This year, 140 newspapers submitted 1,490 entries in the contest.
The News took home first place in headline writing for “Where there’s smoke, there’s ire,” “Existing smoking restrictions snuffed out” and “Hula Hoop Hype.”
Judges said, “Clever, easy to read headlines that inform readers what to expect.”
The News brought home second place in page design, following the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, and ahead of the Houston Business Journal and Port Aransas South Jetty.
“We work hard to produce a quality publication and the awards solidify that commitment,” Publisher Chad Engbrock said.
In advertising design, News staff won for Cloud Nine, Lafons and Taste of Wylie.
In feature photos, the News won for “Spoonful of Summer” and “Saluting our heroes.”
Judges commented, “Nice, fun, pix.”
The editorial, advertising and production departments collaborated, winning fourth place in Weeklies A in Special Section honors.