2018 NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARDS

ADVERTISING AWARDS
Best Locally Produced Advertising Campaign
HERVEY BAY INDEPENDENT – Hertz Car and Truck Hire
Best Locally Produced Print Advertisement
HERVEY BAY INDEPENDENT – Richard Watt Optometrist
Best Community Promotion
SOUTH BURNETT TIMES – Town Proud Promotion
Best House Advertisement
STANTHORPE BORDER POST – “A man who stops advertising …”
Best Commercial Feature
HERBERT RIVER EXPRESS – 50 Year Anniversary of Legal Practice
Best Run of Press Newspaper Supplement
SOUTH BURNETT TIMES – Kingaroy Plumbing Works Celebrates 70 years
Best Stand Alone Newspaper Supplement
SOUTH BURNETT TIMES – Pet Owner’s Guide
Best Of The Best Special Publication
SOUTH BURNETT TIMES – “Streets Apart”
Advertising Sales Person Of The Year
ASHLEIGH GRIFFITHS, Dalby Herald
Best Overall Advertisement
HERVEY BAY INDEPENDENT – Richard Watts Optometrist

PHOTOGAPHIC AWARDS
Best News Picture
PETER CARRUTHERS, Whitsunday Times – “Chopper Death”
Best Sports Picture
ROB MACCOLL, Noosa Today – “Walking on Water”
Best Portrait/Community Picture
ROB MACCOLL, Noosa Today – “Dancing Legends”

JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Best Editorials
FASSIFERN GUARDIAN. Editor Wendy Creighton
Overall Journalistic Excellence Award for a Newspaper – Weighted
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND NEWS
Overall Journalistic Excellence Award for a Newspaper – Open
SOUTH BURNETT TIMES
Overall Journalistic Excellence Award for an Individual Journalist
JEREMY SOLLARS, Southern Free Times
Young Journalist of the Year
JESSICA McGRATH, South Burnett Times

BEST NEWSPAPER AWARDS
Best Newspaper Under 1000 Circulation: PORT DOUGLAS & MOSSMAN GAZETTE.
Best Newspaper Over 10,000 Circulation: NOOSA TODAY
Best Newspaper Employing Two Or Less Journalists: THE NORTHERN MINER
Most Improved Newspaper: BOWEN INDEPENDENT