Victoria Advocate wins sweepstakes in Texas Press Association contest
June 18, 2011 at 1:18 a.m.
Updated June 19, 2011 at 1:19 a.m.
The Victoria Advocate received first place in general excellence and was named overall sweepstakes winner Saturday in the annual Texas Press Association contest.
"Front pages are eye-catching and flow well," the judges wrote. "They give a wealth of info at first glance. The writing is excellent, as well as the special sections. Great job!"
The Advocate's other winning entries:
-- Feature story, first place, Erica Rodriguez, "A Father's Strength" series and Gabe Semenza's "Dream Street" story
-- Sports coverage, first place, staff
-- Routine special section, first place, GC, the magazine of the Golden Crescent
-- Advertising, second place, staff
-- Feature photo, second place, Angeli Wright and Frank Tilley
-- Page design, second place, Kimiko Fieg and staff
-- Website, third place, staff
-- Column writing, third place, Aprill Brandon
-- Headline writing, fourth place, staff
The Advocate competed against daily newspapers ranging in circulation from 7,000-99,999. Founded in 1880, the Texas Press Association represents more than 500 member newspapers.