Weekly Feature

2015-04-02 / Front Page

Bee Classified Ad section wins first place

The Classified Advertising section of Bee Group Newspapers has won first place in the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.

“Easy to read and locate what you’re looking for,” commented the judges. “Lots of nice promotional ads. Good use of color also.”

The Bee’s classifieds are part of all nine editions. Holly Schiferle is the classified advertising manager.

The Amherst Bee and reporter Patrick Nagy captured second place for sports coverage.

“His writing is refreshing,” stated the judges. “Coverage of softball and gymnastics was outstanding.”

A total of 177 newspapers submitted more than 3,000 entries in 64 categories. Judges were from the Iowa Press Association.

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