In the early days of April 2022, the Association of Community Publishers held their annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.
During the annual conference, ACP coordinated a “Best of the Best” contest in the publishing industry. There were more than 1,000 contest entries in over 100 categories.
The Fillmore County Journal team earned a total of 10 of awards in the following categories.
1.First Place: Grocery & Liquor – Multi-Page Ad; Judge’s comments: “Large graphics and easy to read!”
2.First Place: Community Service; Judge’s comments: “Excellent teacher and education promotion – 12 pages! The form makes it easy, and it has wonderful community support!”
3.First Place: Self Promotion – Awards; Judge’s comments: “An excellent reminder that good employees can result in great awards.”
4.First Place: Classified Layout; Judge’s comments: “Nice use of headings.”
5.First Place: Banner Or Nameplate; Judge’s comments: “Eye catching with a lot of information!”
6.Second Place: Special In-Paper Promotion or Special Section – Insert Included Separately Within a Full Run
7.Second Place: Contests
8.Second Place: Most Improved Publication
9.Third Place: Andrew E. Shapiro Cancer Awareness Promotion
10.Third Place: Best Front Page – Special Section – Glossy
Over the past five years, the team at the Fillmore County Journal has been recognized with a total of 169 awards in the areas of editorial content, layout, advertising design, and digital presence from three organizations: Minnesota Newspaper Association, Midwest Free Community Publications, and Association of Community Publishers.