Daily Press wins General Excellence and Sweepstakes from Colorado Press Association
The Craig Daily Press won multiple awards at the 138th Colorado Press Association conference held Friday and Saturday in Lakewood.
The Daily Press accepted a total of 46 awards for its work across all departments in 2015.
Not only did the Daily Press win the 2015 Sweepstakes in its class for photography, editorial, layout and design, advertising, and online, but the newspaper also won General Excellence.
“I am so proud of the team at the Craig Daily Press,” said Daily Press Publisher Renee Campbell. “I can’t thank all of the employees enough for their dedication and hard work — it takes the full team to put it all together. I am very lucky to work with such dedicated and talented people.”
The newspaper took home 23 first place and 23 second place individual awards. It was the first year that CPA eliminated its third place category, adding depth and competition to the contest.
The Daily Press won first place for its special sections Locals, featuring Moffat County residents, and took second place for its Making a Difference special section, which highlighted the area’s non-profits. The paper also won best daily website.
First place also was awarded to the Daily Press for its Classifieds section, and the advertising department did extremely well, taking home a number of first place awards, and one of its second place awards was for best advertising campaign for United Way.
“Overall, I’m super proud off all the reporters, and I’m honored to work with everyone at the Daily Press,” said Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley.
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