Reporter wins 12 advertising awards in APA contest

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

The Shelby County Reporter won 12 awards in the Alabama Press Association’s yearly advertising contest.

The awards were announced May 1 by Dee Ann Campbell, chairman of the APA Advertising Contest Committee.

Thirty-five newspapers submitted 1,036 entries in this year’s contest, which was judged by the Kentucky Press Association.

The Shelby County Reporter competes in Division C, against other larger weekly newspapers

The Reporter won the following awards:

— First place, Best Regularly Scheduled Special Section, for “Shelby County Football” by staff.

— First place, Best Original/Creative Idea, for “Lawn Mower for Sale” by Daniel Holmes.

— First place, Best Classified Display Ad, for “Lawn Mower for Sale” by Daniel Holmes.

— First place, Best Use of Humor, for “Lawn Mower for Sale” by Daniel Holmes.

— Second place, Best Classified Display Ad, for “AHI Corporate Housing” by staff.

— Second place, Best Niche Publication, for “H Life” by staff.

— Third place, Best Single Ad Half Page and Under in Black and White, for “Bob Green’s Alabaster Optical & Hearing Aid Service” by Meagan Mims.

— Third place, Best Single Ad Half Page and Under in Color, for “SavMor Food Outlet” by staff.

— Third place, Best Regularly Scheduled Special Section, for “Profile 2012” by staff.

— Third place, Best In-Paper Promotion of Newspaper, for “Move to the top of the class” by staff.

— Third place, Best Original/Creative Idea, for “Five Star Heating & Cooling Inc.” by Meagan Mims.

— Third place, Best Niche Publication, for “2013 Road Map” by staff.

Winners of the Sweepstakes Awards, the advertising contest’s top prize, will be announced June 22 at the 2013 APA Summer Convention in Destin, Fla. Other awards will be announced during the convention as well.