The association hosts its annual event in St. George because the weather there is always great in March, and attendees can enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities between the various conference sessions.
At the awards banquet on Saturday evening, the Clipper garnered 17 awards in categories ranging from news content to layout, to advertising to classifieds.
Here is the list of this year’s winners:
• Best News Coverage, Clipper Staff, 2nd place.
• Best News or Feature Series, Becky Ginos, Tom Busselberg, Jenniffer Wardell, Melinda Williams, 1st Place.
• Best Breaking News Story, Melinda Williams, 3rd Place.
• Best Feature Story, Cami Cox, 3rd Place.
• Best Front Page, Jenniffer Wardell, 3rd Place.
• Best Editorial, Rolf Koecher, 2nd Place.
• Best Lifestyle Page, Jenniffer Wardell, 2nd Place.
• Best Feature Photograph, Ron Brown, 3rd Place.
• Best Editor’s Column, Rolf Koecher, 3rd Place.
• Best Feature Column, Bryan Gray, 2nd Place.
• Best Sports Page, Scott Schulte, Jenniffer Wardell, Shain Gillet, 1st Place.
• Best In-House produced ad, Heather Duncan, 2nd Place.
• Best Classified Page, Clipper Staff, 1st Place.
• Best Advertising Idea, Gene Milne, Tom Busselberg, Heather Duncan, 2nd Place.
• Best Special Section, Heather Duncan, Reed Stahle and Clipper Staff, 3rd Place.
• Best Advertising Campaign, Heather Duncan, 2nd Place.
• Best In-House Promotion, Clipper Staff, 3rd Place.
We are grateful to all the writers, photographers, graphic designers, editors, designers, sales executives, and support staff that make the Clipper possible twice each week.
We are also grateful to our readers and advertisers. Without them, we would have no chance of succeeding.
Actually, it is for our readers that we do what we do, not to gain awards.
Our greatest reward is always the loyalty of our readers and the members of the Davis County community.
Our goal is to provide the best possible news coverage for our readers simply because we care about Davis County and those who live here.
We think it’s a pretty great place — and are convinced that those who live here agree.
Davis is a county that offers great schools, talented people, a great environment in which to raise families — and fine opportunities for employment, education and recreation.
We can’t think of a group we’d rather serve. Or a place we’d rather be.