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Dominion Post, Times West Virginian, The Time Record and The Fayette Tribune win WVPA’s top advertising awards

WHEELING – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2013 West Virginia Press Association Advertising Awards Contest.
The General Excellence Award winners are The Dominion Post of Morgantown in Division I, Times West Virginian of Fairmont in Division II, The Times Record of Spencer in Division III, and The Fayette Tribune of Oak Hill in Division IV.
“The West Virginia Press Association is extremely honored to recognize these newspapers and their advertising staff members,” said Don Smith, executive director of the West Virginia Press Association.     “We are certain the readers within their own communities are aware of the quality and creativity of the advertising work within these newspapers and now they have been recognized on a state level. Newspaper advertising works in our state and the creativity and talent of these folks are a big part of the reason why it works. They should all be very proud. It’s outstanding work.”
The results of the annual competition, which honors excellence in newspaper advertising sales and design, were announced Friday during a luncheon at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling.
Newspapers across the state compete in four circulation groups, two each for daily and weekly newspapers. The contest has 17 categories, ranging from Best Small Ad Campaign to Best Process Color Ad and Best Progress Edition. In 2013, 29 newspapers entered 1,324 entries. The overall awards for General Excellence are based on awards won in the basic categories.
For General Excellence, the West Virginia Press Association recognized three places in each division. The newspapers recognized for General Excellence in advertising in 2013 were as follows:
Division I (Dailies over 16,000 circulation): First place, The Dominion Post, Morgantown; second place, The Register-Herald, Beckley; and third place, Parkersburg News and Sentinel.
Division II (Dailies 16,000 and under): First place, Times West Virginian, Fairmont; second place, The Inter-Mountain, Elkins; and third place, Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Division III (Weeklies over 4,000): First place, The Times Record, Spencer; second place, Spirit of Jefferson, Charles Town; and third place, Weston Democrat.
Division IV (Weeklies 4,000 and under): First place, The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill; second place, Shepherdstown Chronicle, Charles Town; and third place, Princeton Times.

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