Chief wins two LPA first-place awards

Staff reports
pictured is Editor Allison B. Hudson and Sales Representative Bob Prejean with the first-place awards given at the LPA awards banquet on Saturday.

The editorial contests range from news story writing to graphic design, while the advertising entries were judged based on design, creativity and effectiveness. The Chief competes in Division 6.

Seventy-nine newspapers, publications, and college/university student newspapers submitted 3,812 entries.

The Donaldsonville Chief earned first-place accolades in the Best Overall Website in division C.

Editor Allison B. Hudson earned first-place award in the Individual Feature Writing competition in division B. Hudson also placed 2nd place in the Best Sports Story in division 6.

Earning Newspaper of the Year honors were The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The Courier (Houma), Jennings Daily News, The Daily News (Bogalusa), the Tri-Parish Times & BusinessNews (Houma), The Plaquemines Gazette (Belle Chasse), and The Bunkie Record.

Earning sweepstakes awards in the advertising competition were The Advocate (Baton Rouge), The Courier (Houma), The Ruston Daily Leader, The Daily News (Bogalusa), the St. Charles Herald-Guide (Boutte), the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and The Bunkie Record.