The Bandera Bulletin brought home two first-place awards and five additional awards from last week’s Texas Better Newspaper Contest, presented as part of the Texas Press Association’s Conference and Trade Show in San Marcos.
The Texas Press Association (TPA) is a non-profit and one of the nation’s oldest and largest newspaper trade associations. It promotes the welfare of Texas newspapers, encourages higher standards of journalism and plays an important role in protecting the public’s right to know as an advocate of First Amendment liberties.
“This is the first time the Bulletin has brought home a TPA award in seven years,” said Daniel Tucker, General Manager and Managing Editor for the Bulletin. “It’s even more exciting that these awards were for my first year here at the Bulletin. I’m incredibly proud and grateful for everyone that contributed to make these awards happen. Here’s to next year!”
This year’s awards timeline was for the 2020/2021 time period.
In division six awards, the Bulletin received first place in Best Magazine and Best Page Design; second place in Advertising; Third Place in Headline Writing and Feature Photography and Fourth Place in Special Section and Column Writing.
“We have an incredible, talented and hard-working staff both in the office and outside the office with boots on the ground,” said Publisher Jonathan Deeley. “Of course, we are nothing without our readers. We are excited to continue to bring you local, community journalism.”
The Trailhead, the Bulletin’s quarterly magazine, was awarded Best Magazine. Recipients were Daniel Tucker, Jonathan Deeley, Shannon Lincoln, Fran Fox, Chuck McCollough and Tracy Thayer.
Recipients for Best Page Design were Missy Macias, Daniel Tucker and Jonathan Deeley.
Best Advertising was awarded to Missy Macias and Daniel Tucker.
Headline Writing was awarded to Daniel Tucker.
Feature Photography was awarded to Chuck McCollough and Tracy Thayer.
Column Writing was awarded to Casey Lay and Jodie Sinclair.
The Bandera Bulletin’s yearly Hunter’s Guide, published at the start of the Hunter’s Season and in line with Buckfest, was awarded fourth place for Best Special Section. Recipients were Daniel Tucker, Jonathan Deeley, Missy Macias, Chuck McCollough and Tracy Thayer.