Wauneta Breeze brings home seven awards from Nebraska Press Convention, including Omaha World Herald Community Service and Service to Agriculture Awards
The Wauneta Breeze was awarded several awards at Nebraska Press Association’s 143rd Annual Convention in Lincoln last weekend.
Friday night the Breeze earned two top honors from the Omaha World Herald. The Breeze staff was awarded the class A weekly Omaha World Herald Community Service and Service to Agriculture awards. The OWH awards came with a total of $1,000 in prize money, which the Breeze donated to the Chateau Theatre on Tuesday.
Saturday night the Breeze earned seven awards in the Nebraska Better Newspaper Contest. The Breeze competed in the Class A category, weekly newspapers with circulation up to 859.
Newspapers were judged on the quality of their writing, photography and design work that was published in 2016.
More than 3,800 separate entries, representing nine daily newspapers and 63 weekly newspapers, were judged by members of the Kansas Press Association.
First, second and third place winners were announced Saturday night at an awards banquet, where more than 175 journalists attended.
Breeze staff earned a first place finish in the personal column category with a column written by Diane Stamm.
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