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Park River , North Dakota
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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY I 6, 2018 Walsh County Press Staff Report BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Walsh County Press of Park River was awarded top honors at the North Dako- ta Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest Awards held on May 4 at the NDNA's 132nd annual convention, held in Bismarck. The Press was awarded the Sweepstakes award for small weekly newspapers by earning 2900 points ac- cumulated through 27 first places, 2 second places, 1 third places and 0 honorable mentions for work done in 2017. Among those first place honors were special awards for General Excellence, Overall Design Excellence, and Photo of the Year for photographer Larry Biri. For General Excellence and Overall Design Excel- lence, each newspaper is asked to choose three issues from five preselected weeks. General Excellence submissions are judged on news coverage, feature stories, news editing, photog- raphy and cutlines, headlines and makeup, editorial page, advertising, typography and design and overall prod- uct. For General Excellence, the judge's comment about the Walsh County Press was as follows: 'q'he newspaper stood out with large photos and content that showcased an explanatory story on toxic algae and a folksy fea- ture on a longtime local barber." For small weeklies second place went to The Mountrail County Record in Parshall; third to the Billings County Pioneer in Medora; and honorable men- tion to the New Town News. OveraU Design Excellence submissions are judged on the basis of layout, design, use of photos, headlines and body type, reproduction quality, overall appearance and imagination. For small weeklies second place went to Medora, Billings County Pioneer; third to Drayton, Valley News & Views. Of all of the first place photos the categories are split into weekly and daily where a photo of the year is se- lected for each. The photograph Larry Biri took at the Walsh County Fair of Jaylie Woods and her horse, Mari- ah, silhouetted in the fair barn earned first place out of all of the weekly newspapers in the state. The judge's comment was as follows: "A pensive mo- ment between a girl and her horse, perfectly silhouet- ted by the sun outside the barn prior to a competition. So sharp and crisp that it almost doesn't look real! Nice." The Press finished the awards competition with a well-rounded showing in the News, Photography, and Advertising categories. The results are as follows: First Place News Awards: Reporting--Our Little Hero: Park River Veterinary Clinic patient selected by Allison Olimb Feature Reporting--Closing Shop: Edinburg's bar- lison Olimb Sports Page design by Allison Olimb, coverage by Larry Biri, and Kevin Skavhaug Personal Column-Serious--From the Editor's Desk by Allison Olimb published Feb. 15. Special News SectiorP-Post Fair Supplement cre- ated by Allison Olimb, Brook.Dahlgren, Larry Biri. Front Page Design--Allison Olimb First Place Photography Awards:, Nev s Photo--Harvest Begins by Larry Biri Spot News Photo--Edinburg's changed skyline by Larry Biri Feature Photo--Broad stripes, bright stars, Legion members present colors by Larry Biri Sports Photo--PR Fights it out in Fargo by Lar- ry Biri Pictorial Photo--Jaylie Woods and her horse "Mafi- ah" silhouetted by Larry Biri Portrait Photo--- Can't keep a good man down Dr. Gerard Dahl by Larry Biri Agricultural Photo--Running Spuds by Larry Biri Outdoor Recreation Photo--WOJO's brings the Fourth of July WOAH! by Larry Biri First Place Advertising Awards: Food Ad--Northdale Oil - Be ready for kickoffby Allison Olimb Outdoors/Sports Ad--Park River Hockey Boost- ers - Annual Golf Scramble by Allison Olimb Single Ad--Heartland Eye Care - Great eyewear always good idea by Allison Olimb Ad Series--Walsh County Veterans Service Office by Allison Olimb Small Space Ad--The Spin - Come on and take a Free Ride by Allison Olimb Financial Ad---Citizens State Bank- Is my personal information safe? By Allison 0limb SpecialAd Section--Pre-Fair Supplement by Al- lison Olimb, Brook Dahlgren, Larry Biri Signature Page--Our Home Town Aggies by Al- lison Olimb, Brook Dahlgren, Larry Biri Second Place News Awards: Personal Column-Humorous--From the Editor's Desk by Allison Olimb published July 12. Second Place Photography Awards: Picture Story--A celebration of dedication by Lar- ry Biri Third Place News Awards: Sports Reporting--Back to State: Aggies are Re- gion 4 champs by Kevin Skavhaug The Park River paper competed in the small week- ly (1-1,000 circulation) category, which includes 46 of the state's 80 weekly newspapers. Circulation Group is based on the circulation listed on the 2018 NDNA Rate Sheet, which was determined by the 2017 State- ment of Ownership. Additional divisions are Mid-Size Weekly (25 newspapers), Large Weekly (9 newspapers), ber hangs up his clippers by Allison Olimb Small Daily (6 newspapers) and Large Daily (4 news- . " ' ' ' papers). Judges this year were from Nevada. Spot News--Bin Buster Takes Down Two by A1- ~+ :~t~, ir,! i' + +.-:+:,:, + ~, ,~ - ! })~!~ Right: Jaylie Woods and her horse "Mariah" am silhouett in the barn just, before,they takotothe arena. This :, photo was awarded Photo of the Year. It originally ran in the Oct. 25, 2017 issue of the Walsh County Pressl Photo: Larry Bid TruDefin" ti ngl le Stock Colors: Sierra Gray - Estate Gray - Chateau Green Driftwood - Brownwood - Onyx Black - Desert Tan Delivery options available Subject to current stock on hand STORM DOORS (Be Wise and Weatherize) O0 MAIL IN REBATES AVAILABLE I 105 4th St. E. Park River, ND 58270 Phone: 701-284-6266 www.leonsbuildingcenter.com Proudly serving Park River, Grafton, Minto, and surrounding communities. h Wals nl Service Office g 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 1 1 1 is your address changing as well? US now T]hte ]P'Jre+s