Sierra Sun earns top Nevada newspaper award for second consecutive year |

Sierra Sun earns top Nevada newspaper award for second consecutive year

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Wednesday

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; The Sierra Sun was rewarded Saturday night in Pahrump, Nev., at the 2010 Nevada Press Association and#8220;Better Newspaper Contestand#8221; convention, earning the prestigious General Excellence award as the best newspaper in its division for the second consecutive year.

The Sun also earned three second-place awards at the annual convention, where newspapers serving readers in Nevada are awarded top honors in the state for reporting, photography, graphic design, editorial writing, advertising and general excellence. The awards were for content created March 2009 through March 2010.

The General Excellence award is the top honor the NPA can award a newspaper, as it takes in all aspects of the paper’s production. The Sun won the award in NPA’s Class II division and#8212; intermediate newspapers printed more than once a week with circulation of less than 15,000.

and#8220;Nice layout and design. Good use of color and flow throughout the newspaper,and#8221; judges said. and#8220;Love your editorial page and the cheers and jeers.and#8221;

Besides the General Excellence award, Community Editor Amy Edgett earned a second-place nod for headline writing, Sports Editor Sylas Wright got a second-place award for best local sports story, and the Sun’s website,, also was a second-place winner.

Here’s what the judges had to say about Wright’s second-place award for “Perfection,” the state title recap of the 2009 Truckee football team, published Nov. 23 at “Well-written and well-constructed, complemented by an excellent design. Great use of a sidebar and you can tell Wright is comfortable covering the Wolverines.”

The Sun is an NPA member because it includes advertisements and stories from Nevada, and it is circulated there.

The Sun’s sister paper in Incline Village, the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, earned the General Excellence award in Class III division and#8212; community newspapers printed weekly with a circulation of less than 10,000.

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