The Daily Record brought home five awards from the 2019 North Carolina Press Association’s Editorial and Advertising Contest Thursday, including a second place accolade for having the best community coverage among newspapers its size across the state.
Judges noted, “Community coverage is front and center — not relegated to the back,” in the Record’s April 18 and April 19 editions entered in the Community Coverage contest. The honor was awarded to the entire staff.
Former sports writer, Jacob Hancock, claimed a third place among all other news outlets in the Record’s division for Sports Enterprise Reporting with his story, “Female kickers may become a local trend.”
Ginger Carroll, of The Daily Record’s Design Hub, won first place for her design of the Lee Regional Fair advertisement in the Entertainment Ad division. Judges noted, “Love the simplicity and colors. Very eye-catching without overloading the reader.”
Design Hub Creative Director Jennifer McCoy won first place for her design of a Dragonfly Florist advertisement in the Retail Ad in a Niche Publication contest category. “I like the large attention-getting photo at the top and the clean look of the ad,” a judge commented.
McCoy also claimed second place for her design of a Precision Ford advertisement in the Motor Vehicle Ad division. “Use of space makes the ad. Clean and to the point,” the judges said.