Division C

Best Real Estate Ad

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Maegan Lea, Peggy Marsh
Locust Lumber

Just beautiful!

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2nd Place

The Mountain Times
Boone
Jennifer Canosa, Mark Mitchell
Echota

An ad that makes you wish you
were there!

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3rd Place

Mooresville Tribune
Mooresville
Dan Linder, Dee Marshall
Keller Williams Realty

Lots of information and
color!

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Best Motor Vehicle Ad

1st Place

The Mountain Times
Boone
Jennifer Canosa, Rex Goss
Ashe County Ford

Very creative and clean - draws
the eyes in immediately.

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2nd Place

Independent Tribune
Condord
Dan Linder, James Hunter
Hilbish Ford

Well-designed colorful ad.

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3rd Place

The News Reporter
Whiteville
TJ Enzor, John Fonvielle
Mud Tested, Hunter Approved

Great ad to target this market.

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Best Food Ad

1st Place

The Mountain Times
Boone
Jennifer Canosa
Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants

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2nd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Maegan Lea, Darlene McNeil-Smith
Sandhills Green Farmer's Market

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3rd Place

The News Reporter
Whiteville
John Fonvielle
Proud of our Tradition of Great Food
and Low Prices

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Best Restaurant/Entertainment Ad

1st Place

The Mountain Times
Boone
Meleah Bryan, Rick Tobin
The Rock Sports Bar & Grill

Eye-catching. Clearly conveys
what client is advertising in
allotted space.

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2nd Place

The News Reporter
Whiteville
Abigail Spach, Dean Lewis
BBQ on the Bluff

Information well placed in
size of ad - catches the eye.

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3rd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Stacey Yongue, Johnsie Tipton
Whispering Woods Golf Club

Good content. Clearly conveys
information.

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Best Color Restaurant/Entertainment Ad

1st Place

Mountain Xpress
Asheville
John Zara
Local Taco - Now Open

Clean design highlights food
and concept of the restaurant.
Great use of color.

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2nd Place

YES! Weekly
Greensboro
Alex Eldridge
Cooper's

Well organized. Sports
fans and beer drinkers
will read this ad and
respond!

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3rd Place

Up & Coming Weekly
Fayetteville
Alicia Miller
Little Italy

Food photo draws attention
to a well designed ad.
Subtle colors. Good copy.

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Best Home Furnishings and Appliances Ad

1st Place

The Brunswick Beacon
Shallotte
Anne Hewett, Dorrie Brennan
Kimballs Furniture

I like the clean lines and
concept of the ad. It has
a modern look.

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Best Color Home Furnishings and Appliances Ad

1st Place

Mountain Xpress
Asheville
Sarah Riddle
Mobilia

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2nd Place

Lincoln Times-News
Lincolnton
Kristina Stroupe, Susan Farmer,
Andrew Blakely
Carolina Furniture Mart

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3rd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Maegan Lea, Darlene Smith
Elmore Furniture

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Best Apparel, Jewelry and Accessories Ad

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Kathryn Galloway, Darlene Stark
Framer's Cottage

Crisp and simple. Draws attention
to the product the customer
wants to sell.

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2nd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Maegan Lea, Kerry Hooper
Honeycutt Jewelers

Good ad for Valentine's Day.
Clearly know what is available
for purchase.

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3rd Place

The News Reporter
Whiteville
Abigail Spach, Amelia Sasser
Oasis Boutique

Layout is good for such a
small space.

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Best Color Apparel, Jewelry and Accessories Ad

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Maegan Lea, Peggy Marsh
Brenda's Jewelers

Elegant and understated.

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2nd Place

Up & Coming Weekly
Fayetteville
Cynthia Deere
Hinkamp Jewelers

Beautiful ad. Less is more.

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3rd Place

Lake Norman Citizen
Huntersville
Ashlie DeCaron, Fran Hook
Carolina Diamond Company

Great graphics and color.

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Best Institutional Ad

1st Place

The Mountain Times
Boone
Jennifer Canosa, Mark Mitchell
Green Park Inn

Great placement of a fun picture
to advertise the party. Nice
design elements throughout.

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2nd Place

Watauga Democrat
Boone
Meleah Bryan, Deck Moser
Watauga Humane Society

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3rd Place

The Transylvania Times
Brevard
Leigh Trapp
City of Brevard Survey Ad

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Best Color Institutional Ad

1st Place

Lake Norman Citizen
Huntersville
Ashlie DeCaron, Steve
Podielskly
Lake Norman Performing Arts

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2nd Place

YES! Weekly
Greensboro
Alex Eldridge
Health & Style

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3rd Place

Independent Tribune
Concord
Amber Griffin, Cathy Helms
Cabarrus Spay & Neuter Clinic

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Best Color Retail Ad

1st Place

Mountain Xpress
Asheville
John Zara
Echoview Fiber

Excellent balance of earthy
colors and photos. Typefaces
complement the subject matter.
Nice use of white space.

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2nd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Kathryn Galloway, Deborah
Fernsell
Gingham 'n Grace

Colorful, playful use of background
and photo in frame. Nice choice
of typefaces.

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3rd Place

The Mountaineer
Waynesville
Jennifer Allen
Sellars Florist

An understated ad that offers
a good use of color, original
photo and fonts. Photo is a
good size for the ad.

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Best Use of Color

1st Place

Independent Tribune
Concord
Kent Boggs, Cathy Helms
Farm Equipment Auction

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2nd Place

Lincoln Times-News
Lincolnton
Kristina Stroupe, Susan Farmer,
Andrew Blakely
Wild Bird Mart

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3rd Place

The Courier-Times
Roxboro
Carol Garrett, Wendy Wrenn
Presidents' Day Weekend Sale

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Best Use of Humor

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Maegan Lea, Johnsie Tipson
Sandhills Pet Resort

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2nd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Kathryn Galloway
Sandhills Dining Guide

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Best Innovative Concept/Wild Card

1st Place

The Mountain Times
Boone
Staff
Summer Times

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2nd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Staff
Where in the World

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3rd Place

The Franklin Press
Franklin
Chris Wilson
Top 10 Sports

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Best Newspaper Promotion

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Maegan Lea, Darlene Stark
Future of News - House Ad

Strong graphics, type matches
the theme of ad.

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2nd Place

Lincoln Times-News
Lincolnton
Andrew Blakely, Susan Farmer,
Kristina Stroupe
Photo Retouching and Restoration

Before and after photos a great
touch, appropriate color palate.
Lots of info and prices.

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3rd Place

The Transylvania Times
Brevard
Leigh Trapp
Transylvania Times Subscription
Promotion

Subtle use of color in art and
type. Creative. Nice idea on gifts.

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Best Special Section

1st Place

The Transylvania Times
Brevard
Leigh Trapp, David Metcalfe,
Derek McKissock, Skip Hirsch
Autumn Magazine 2013

Informative and entertaining
to read!

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2nd Place

Mooresville Tribune
Mooresville
Nikki Boone
Tinsel

Eye catching front cover.
Lovely colorful ads!

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3rd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Staff
2013 Buggy Festival

Reader-friendly layout
and design.

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Best Community Service Signature Page/Best Shared Page

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Staff
2013 Mothers' Day Page

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2nd Place

The Transylvania Times
Brevard
Staff
Valentines Contest - Shared
Page Promotion

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3rd Place

The Mountain Times
Boone
Jennifer Canosa, Mark Mitchell
Beyond Category Cycling/Blowing
Rock Produce & Provisions

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Best Small Ad

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Kathryn Galloway, Deborah
Fernsell
C-Cups Cupcakery

I wish I lived near this
cupcakery. I would definitely
respond to this ad.

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2nd Place

Lincoln Times-News
Lincolnton
Susan Farmer, Kristina Stroupe,
Andrew Blakely
Lincolnton Animal Hospital

Irresistable!

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3rd Place

The News Reporter
Whiteville
TJ Enzor, John Fonvielle
Summer Fun at Wanda's

Great image. Lots of information
but good organization.

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Best Advertising Campaign

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Clay Culberson, Karen Triplett
MCLC Spelling Bee

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2nd Place

Lincoln Times-News
Lincolnton
Kristina Stroupe, Susan Farmer,
Andrew Blakely
Sweet Fire BBQ

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3rd Place

Mountain Xpress
Asheville
John Zara
Classified Ad Series

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Best Online Advertising

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Kathryn Galloway, Kerry Hooper
McDevitt Open House

Photos draw attention to the homes
for sale and create interest. Nice
layout, good use of color. Rotating
ads are effective.

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2nd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Clay Culberson, Karen Triplett
Tarheel Drug

Direct and clear message helps
distinguish this advertiser from
the competition.

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3rd Place

Watauga Democrat
Boone
Jennifer Canosa, Lisa Randolph
The Pet Place

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Best Niche Publication

1st Place

Watauga Democrat
Boone
Meleah Bryan, Jennifer Canosa,
Tom Mayer, Sherrie Norris
All About Women

The magazine has the necessary
elements that make it unique, but
enough consistency to keep it all
one complementary piece.

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2nd Place

The Mountaineer
Waynesville
Staff
Lake Junaluska Centennial
Magazine

This is a very interesting piece
that feels professionally designed.
It is simple, yet consistent.

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3rd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Staff
2013 PS Bride & Groom

Interesting concept - to use
local weddings to feature
local talent in the bridal industry.
This has a nice clean design
and looks very nice.

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Best Real Estate Ad in a Niche Publication

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Clay Culberson, Michelle
Paladino
Baker Real Estate

Loved how they used indoor
photos of homes, very inviting
and welcoming.

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2nd Place

The Mountaineer
Waynesville
Michelle Schumacher
Haywood Builders Supply

Love the blues in the skies
and mountaintops - draws
your eyes in.

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3rd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Staff
Prudential GOS Real Estate

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Best Restaurant/Entertainment Ad in a Niche Publication

1st Place

The Mountaineer
Waynesville
Michelle Schumacher, Cynthia
Ryon
Matt Stillwell Concert

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2nd Place

Watauga Democrat
Boone
Jennifer Canosa, Deck Moser
Stick Boy Bread Co.

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3rd Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Stacey Yongue, Peggy Marsh
Squires Pub

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Best Retail Ad in a Niche Publication

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Kathryn Galloway, Meagan
Powell
The Country Bookshop

An attention grabber! It's
apparent that the designer
has more than just a little
bit of an artistic touch!

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2nd Place

The Mountaineer
Waynesville
Michelle Schumacher,
Kimberly Perry
Twigs & Leaves Gallery

Very elegant design. Photos
arranged with a precision that
adds to the simplicity of the
modular design. Beautiful!

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3rd Place

Watauga Democrat
Boone
Jennifer Canosa, Deck Moser
Boone Healing Arts Center

Very appealing design.
Wonderful use of fonts.
Great design eye!

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Best Shared Page in a Niche Publication

1st Place

The Pilot
Southern Pines
Staff
PineServices

I like the white space
around each ad - makes
advertisers believe their
ad matters.

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2nd Place

The Mountain Times
Boone
Meleah Bryan
Downtown Boone

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