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Tomky earns two National Newspaper Association awards PDF Print E-mail
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The Holyoke Enterprise was among the winners in the 2012 National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.

Darci Tomky, ad designer at the Enterprise, won second place for her full-page “Holiday Extravaganza” ad for Holyoke’s S & W Auto Supply. It competed in the best single ad idea, black and white category for daily and non-daily publications with circulations less than 10,000.

Judges noted, “Large ad tastefully done. Not over crowded. Lights and darks mixed nicely.”

In the same category, Tomky also earned honorable mention for Brandt Chiropractic’s “From Our Family to Yours” half-page Christmas advertisement. “Nice use of photos. Well organized,” said judges.

This year, there were 1,954 entries in the Better Newspaper Contest and 395 entries in the Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. A total of 525 awards were won by 135 member newspapers in 36 states.

“The winners reflect the high quality of publications represented by the association,” said NNA contest chair Jeff Farren.

Winning entries will be celebrated at a reception held Saturday, Oct. 6 during NNA’s 126th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Charleston, S.C.

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week.

Holyoke Enterprise September 27, 2012