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Eight contest awards were received by Holyoke Enterprise staff members Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Colorado Press Association Contest Award Ceremony at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel.

Awards were presented Saturday at the 134th annual CPA convention.

Michigan Press Association judged this year’s contest, with The Holyoke Enterprise competing in the Class 1 Weeklies division for newspapers with circulation 1,750 and under.

Holyoke Enterprise staff members attended the Colorado Press Association Contest
Award Ceremony last Saturday in Denver. Pictured with awards from the 2011
Colorado Better Newspaper Contest are, from left, Brenda Brandt, Chris Lee, Darci
Tomky and Ashley Sullivan.           —Enterprise photo

Awards received by staff members include:

—First-place advertising small space ad, Blye McCallum Fundraiser ad in the Nov. 11, 2011 paper, designed by Darci Tomky.

—First-place advertising special section, Emerald Awards, by Tomky, Brenda Brandt and Chris Lee.

—Second-place feature photograph, Phillips County Fair Mutton Bustin’ photo taken by Lee, in Aug. 11, 2011 Enterprise.

—Second-place sports column, “The Rush” by Lee in the Sept. 30, 2011 paper.

—Second-place special section for Emerald Awards by Tomky, Brandt and Lee.

—Third-place advertising layout and design by Tomky, Lee, Ashley Sullivan and Brandt for Dec. 16, 2010 and Aug. 11, 2011 editions of the Enterprise.

—Third-place series, “Trends in Technology” by Tomky and Lee.

—Third-place sports story, “Drescher is snappin’ for the Saints” written by Lee in the Dec. 9, 2010 paper.

Holyoke Enterprise publisher Brenda Brandt, at left,
officially receives the president’s gavel from past
president Bob Moore during Saturday’s awards
ceremony at the Colorado Press Association convention.
Brandt assumed the role of CPA board president in
October 2011 following the resignation of Moore.  
—Enterprise photo


Brandt serves as CPA president

Also during the ceremony last Saturday, Holyoke Enterprise publisher Brenda Brandt officially accepted the president’s gavel from past president Bob Moore.

Moore, former executive editor of the Fort Collins Coloradoan, announced in September 2011 he would be stepping down after accepting a job in Texas. Brandt was serving as vice president of the board and gladly stepped in to serve the remainder of the term. She will stay on for another year after being elected president during the CPA annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 23 at the convention.

She has served on the board since September of 2007.

Tomky, Lee, Sullivan and Brandt participated in informative break-out sessions Friday and Saturday during the annual convention.

There was much talk about how journalism is shifting toward a technical age. The theme for the 2012 convention was “the NEW normal” which depicts how mobile and social media have taken hold of how people gather news today.

Holyoke Enterprise March 1, 2012