Editorial: Herald earns advertising, editorial accolades

By on June 3, 2010

The Illinois Press Association recently recognized the Elburn Herald in the organization’s annual advertising and editorial contests.

We are proud to receive recognition from the industry, and while our biggest reward comes from our connection to our communities and our readers, it is still nice once in awhile to acknowledge our recognitions.

In the Best Ad Designer category, Design Director Leslie Flint earned a first-place award. The judges commented that she utilizes “Good use of graphics and layout.”

Flint also earned a first-place award for Best Ad Less Than Full Page. “Unique business logo combined with colors and highlighting brand names makes ad stand out to the target audience: teens,” said the judges comments.

The Elburn Herald won first place in the Best Annual Special Section category for the 2009 Summer Guide. “Great concept—wonderful pictures and the daily calendar and activities was useful to the reader,” the judges said.

The newspaper won second-place honors in the Best Niche Publication, Best Classified Section, and Advertising Excellence categories. In addition, the Elburn Herald earned third place in the Best Community Focus Special Section category.

In the editorial contest, Assistant Editor Ben Draper earned a first-place award for Best Web Site.

The Elburn Staff earned first- and second-place honors in the category Best Special Section. Reporter Susan O’Neill earned a third-place award in the Best Business/Economic Reporting category. Sports Editor Mike Slodki earned an honorable mention in the Sports News category, and Editor Ryan Wells earned an honorable mention in the Local Editorial category.

While it is nice to be recognized by those in the industry, there is no comparison to knowing that week in and week out, we work as hard as we can to help serve our Kaneland communities.

The fact that you read us each and every week is, ultimately, the recognition we value most.