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Perham, New York Mills newspapers win awards

Staff from the Perham Enterprise Bulletin and New York Mills Herald won six awards in the annual "Better Newspaper Contest." The honors for advertising, graphic design and photography were presented at the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association c...

Staff from the Perham Enterprise Bulletin and New York Mills Herald won six awards in the annual "Better Newspaper Contest."

The honors for advertising, graphic design and photography were presented at the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association convention, held in Bloomington Jan. 23-25.

Attending the convention from the Perham and New York Mills offices were advertising representative Bert Nelson; graphic artist Carmen Kruzel; and New York Mills managing editor Kevin Cederstrom.

Perham Enterprise Bulletin graphic artist Carmen Kruzel won first place in the Best Use of Color in Advertising category, competing in a crowded field of 47 entries in the 2,501 to 6,000 circulation class.

An ad for the Perham-Dent schools, "Thanks Teach," took second place in the Institutional Advertisement category. The ad was created by Kruzel, with advertising representative Diana Aker.

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Sales representative Bert Nelson won a second place honor in Best Advertisement for a Karvonen's Furniture ad, created with graphic artist Andrea Haverinen.

Competing in the weekly newspaper, circulation up to 1,500, Cederstrom won first place in the Feature Photography category.

In the Best Advertisement category, New York Mills swept first and second place in its circulation. Former Herald graphic artist Tina Bartels took first place for an ad she created thanking the community for supporting the elementary school playground equipment campaign. Bartels, with sales representative Becky Becker, also won second in the same category for an ad created for Seip Drug.

In addition to guest speakers, entertainment and socializing, the annual newspaper convention is an opportunity for continuing education and professional development.

Numerous seminars and workshops are presented, ranging from advertising sales, to journalism, to online web page design and sales.

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