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Press Tribune takes first place design award

Honorable mentions for photography in CNPA?s Better Newspapers Contest
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The Press Tribune has picked up a first-place award for front page design in the California Newspaper Publishers Association?s Better Newspapers Contest. Winners were announced Saturday during the Better Newspapers Contest Luncheon & Awards Show in San Jose. The newspaper won for its March 2, 2011, and July 13, 2011 editions. Front pages are judged on layout and graphic design, news selection, quality of story and headline writing, and use of photography and graphics. In this category, the Press Tribune competed against other weekly newspapers with circulation of 11,001 and above. The front pages of the Press Tribune are produced by Page Designer Paul Cambra and Managing Editor Michelle Carl. ?Our win in this category exemplifies the care that goes into crafting the front pages of our newspaper,? Carl said. ?We strive to put our best stories and photos on A1. A good front page drives our readers to pick up the paper and explore what we have to offer inside.? The Press Tribune also received honorable mentions for two of its photographs in the 25,001 and above weekly circulation division. Staff photographer Philip Wood?s photo of a woman being pulled from a burning house was among the top entries in the News Photo category. Press Tribune freelance photographer Anne Stokes? photo of a Little League player reaching home plate received recognition as well in the Sports Photo category. Photos that receive honorable mentions are among the top 10 percent of entries that advance to final Blue Ribbon judging. ~ Staff report