The Globe of Worthington was recognized with 21 awards – its highest total ever – in this year’s Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented during last week’s 155th annual Minnesota Newspaper Association convention.
Among the awards earned by The Globe in its circulation class were second place for photography, typography and design and sports reporting, respectively, and third place in advertising excellence. The Globe also won first place among all non-multi day newspaper publications for coverage in a special “COVID in Your Community” category, while a COVID-related graphic, “A Year Like No Other,” also won first place in use of information graphics and graphic illustrations among all non-multi day newspaper.
The Globe’s Doug Wolter earned first-place and third-place awards for sports feature reporting, while Leah Ward placed second. Editor Julie Buntjer received a second-place award for Hard News story, Ward won second place for Arts and Entertainment story and Tim Middagh was honored with a third-place award for portrait and personality photograph.
Other awards won by the Globe were: first and second place, institutional advertisement; first place, self-promotion; first and second place, use of color and advertising; first place, best use of social media; second place, innovative online advertising; and second and third place, best advertisement.
More than 3,200 entries were submitted from 120 newspaper organizations across the state for the annual Better Newspaper Contest.