Editorial: Elburn Herald content places in multiple IPA categories

By on April 18, 2014

Last June we talked at length (OK, we bragged) about the awards we received from the Illinois Press Association, including top marks for Best Sports Photo and Enterprise/Feature Writing, a second-place nod in General Excellence, a third-place award for Newspaper Design and an honorable mention for Local Editorial.

We had an impressive showing in IPA’s Advertising category, as well, taking second place in General Advertising Excellence, and first place and third place in Best Full Color Ad. Our Kaneland Guide took first in Best Annual Special Section, and our Summer Guide took fourth place in Best Community Focus Special Section. We also placed as runner-up in the category of Best Ad Designer.

Last year wasn’t a bad haul for us in the hardware department, and we’re pleased to say that the Elburn Herald is again poised to take home some awards from this year’s IPA awards. We’re nominated in the categories of General Excellence, Sports News (Mike Slodki), Enterprise/Feature Writing (Susan O’Neill, Cheryl Borrowdale), Spot News Photo (Kimberly Anderson), Feature Photo (Mary Paulson) and Sports Section. We won’t know our place in the above-mentioned categories until June 13, but we’re nonetheless proud of the Elburn Herald writers and staff who were nominated in this year’s competition.

As always, we view IPA nominations as a reflection of our ability to provide our readers with the best news and photos possible. And because we earned two additional editorial category nominations this year, we’d like to think we’re improving our ability to serve everyone in the community.

Congratulations again to the nominees. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for good news come mid-June.