T-R Wins 10 Awards in Better Newspaper Contest

Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

The Valley City Times-Record took home 10 awards from the North Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest this past weekend.

The ceremony was held at NDNA’s annual convention in Bismarck.

In the news category, the Times-Record won first place for its A Place Called Home special section that published as an insert in December of 2017.

Also in news, reporter Ashley Limesand received third place for her personal column titled “My Trip to Boston: Day 1” and the Times-Record received third place for use of the editorial page.

In advertising, the Times-Record received honorable mention for a special ad section for the North Dakota Winter Show 2017 edition.

The Times-Record received honorable mention for promotion of the community by sponsoring the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band through advertising and stories. The band performed at Valley City State University’s Vangstad Auditorium last fall.

The T-R also received honorable mention for promotion of the newspaper for the Mother’s Day Subscription Savings Contest by Circulation Manager Kayla Nolte and General Manager Tina Olson.

Other advertising awards included use of color for the Central Avenue Pharmacy Anniversary Sale ad, third place for the Handy Hardware Fall Outdoor Sale home and garden ad by Advertising Sales Representative Megan Kjelland and Olson, honorable mention for the Leevers Taste of Summer One Day Sale food ad by Office Manager Brenda Tompt and Olson, and first place for the Central Plains Ag Services agriculture ad by Kjelland and Olson.

Olson, Kjelland and Limesand attended the 132nd NDNA Convention on May 3-6 at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck.

The Times-Record competes in the small dailies category against five other newspapers including the Jamestown Sun, Devils Lake Journal, Wahpeton Daily News, The Dickinson Press and the Williston Herald. NDNA has 10 daily newspapers and 78 weekly newspapers.