Times wins awards

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Latest

The Farmersville Times won multiple awards at the North and East Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2020

The awards were presented at the annual NETPA conven­tion held at the SpringHill Suites in Rockwall April 8-10.

The newspaper competed in the large weekly category and placed in all categories entered.

Awards were based on submissions in categories in­cluding General Excellence, Advertising, Column Writ­ing, Editorials, Feature Story, Headline Writing, Page De­sign, News Writing, Sports Writing, Sports Coverage, Feature Photo, News Photo and Sports Photo.

The Times placed first for General Excellence overall, beating C&S Media sister newspapers, The Wylie News and The Sachse News, for submissions of two complete issues – Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 – in 2020.

The Times also garnered a first place win in Feature Pho­tography for two photos taken in 2020. Photos submitted in­cluded a photo of the Fightin’ Farmers cheerleaders in Sept. 24 issue taken by Victor Tapia. The other winning photo, tak­en by Sonia Duggan, featured 2-year-old Ellis McCoy look­ing in a storefront window at Christmastime. Judges com­mented “Great photos! Nice variety of expressions cap­tured in the “Go Farmers Go” and “Small Wonders” melts my heart. Well done!!”

For the full story, see the Apr. 15 issue or subscribe online.

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