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    ACCOLADES: ACE Radio Horsham general manager Brendan O’Loughlin, The Weekly Advertiser account manager Lee Meadows, graphic designer Kelly Laird, photographer Paul Carracher and editorial director Jessica Grimble celebrate Victorian Country Press Association advertising and photography awards.
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ACE winning formula for newspaper awards

The Weekly Advertiser has won accolades at Victorian newspaper industry awards. 

Photographer Paul Carracher won Victorian Country Press Association’s best sports photograph for a publication with circulation of 6000 and over with his photograph, ‘In the swim’. 

Carracher expertly captured Horsham Swimming Club’s Tom Urquhart in a backstroke event of a Wimmera District 12 swim meet at Warracknabeal in December. 

It was published on December 21. 

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Emmett’s ‘Greentember’ advertising campaign, painting the region green and promoting deals on John Deere machinery during September last year, was named best print advertisement. 

Account manager Lee Meadows and graphic designers Barry King and Kelly Laird brought to life the campaign, developed through an ACE Radio and Emmetts thinktank, to celebrate the contribution of agriculture in the region and beyond.   

It was published on September 7. 

The team also won the awards last year. 

Journalism, photography and advertising award winners across a range of categories were announced at a VCPA annual conference and awards dinner in Melbourne on Friday night. 

ACE Radio Horsham general manager Brendan O’Loughlin said The Weekly Advertiser team, led by editorial director Jessica Grimble, remained at the forefront of newspaper publishing. 

“It’s magnificent to receive recognition in the highest categories of the VCPA awards,” he said. 

“It’s great to be consistently acknowledged and shows that the work we do is not only meeting the mark, but exceeding it. 

“The VCPA conference during the day demonstrated the important and ongoing place of local journalism and local marketing solutions. 

“It reinforced that The Weekly Advertiser continues to perform extremely strongly in all areas, upholding quality and the highest standards in an ever-changing newspaper environment.” 

The entire November 22, 2023 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!