The Creston News Advertiser staff won four awards in the Iowa Newspaper Foundation’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contests.
The CNA advertising department won first place for best ad featuring automotive, boats, aircraft, tires, gasoline, etc. category for daily newspapers with circulation less than 10,000.
The ad — built by CNA Ad Designer Amber Hayes — featured a NCAA Final Four sale at Creston Automotive.
“This is a great concept with an effective, striking execution. I can see why the advertiser was pleased,” judges said.
The advertising department also won first place for best ad series for Creston Automotive advertisements that featured classic Ford trucks. Those ads — also designed by Hayes — were featured in the Creston News Advertiser Progress edition last year.
“This was a fantastic idea,” judges said. “Tying in old-fashioned cars and trucks with a modern advertisement message is a great way to go. Love the design as well. A perfect example of a well thought-out campaign, paired with wonderful design.”
The advertising department also won third place for a web advertisement for Matura Action Corporation done by CNA Systems Administrator Dorine Peterson and CNA Ad Designer Debbie Linderman.
As well, CNA Associate Editor Jake Waddingham took third place in the best news photo category for a photo he took of a bareback bronc rider at the 68th annual Lenox Rodeo last July. (See photo above)