Daily Reporter staff recognized at conference

The Daily Reporter design and advertising staffs were recognized for excellence in a statewide contest.

The awards were presented during the Hoosier State Press advertising conference in Indianapolis. Media organizations from around the state that are members of HSPA compete in the annual competition, which recognizes outstanding advertising and marketing campaigns developed by the media organizations for businesses and groups in their areas.

The Daily Reporter, owned by AIM Media Indiana, brought home 24 awards — 12 first-place, six second-place and six third-place. Spirit to Survive, a publication highlighting how families cope with cancer, was named Best of Show.

Overall, AIM Media Indiana newspapers won 126 awards.

First place

•Automotive Services (C&W Body Shop): Chad Sisk and staff

•Best Publication Cover (4-H Fair Preview): Amanda Waltz

•Best Digital Product (C&W Body Shop): Robert Wilson and Chad Sisk

•Lifestyle and Recreation (100th Birthday Open House): Ashley Curry and Alana Lashaway

•Noninserted Niche Publication (Discover Hancock County): Staff

•Personal Care (Role Modelz317): Robert Wilson and Jane Barton

•Professional Services (Hancock County Job Fair): Robert Wilson and Lana Gearries

•Real Estate (The Preserve at Sugar Creek): Ashley Curry and Jane Barton

•Self Promotion (Holiday Circulation Promo): Amanda Waltz and Paul Hart

•Special Section Minitab or Smaller (Discover Fortville): Staff

•Special Section Tab or Broadsheet (Spirit to Survive): Staff

•Think Outside the Box (Mohawk United Methodist): John Cole and Jane Barton

Second place

•Automotive Services (GCJH Car Wash): Robert Wilson and Jane Barton

•Best Publication Cover (Discover Fortville): Staff

•Best Digital Product (Outback Storage): Erika Whittington and staff

•Innovation Award (Indy 500 Lineup): Tina Ray and Alana Lashaway

•ROP Series or Campaign (Custom Exteriors): John Cole and Jane Barton

•Special Topic Page (People Yule Know): Ashley Curry and staff

Third place

•Home (Penny’s Florist): Robert Wilson and Jane Barton

•Other Retails Advertising (Good Luck at State): John Cole and Jane Barton

•Personal Care (Medicap Pharmacy): Robert Wilson and Jane Barton

•Political (Rita Johnson): Ashley Curry and Jane Barton

•Self Promotion (Petacular Photo Contest): Robert Wilson and Alana Lashaway

•Special Section Minitab or Smaller (Hancock Homes): Staff