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Additional NCPA contest winners announced

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Following Winter Institute, a review of contest categories and results showed several categories had not been awarded at the banquet. Our review showed that the judging assignments had not been finished and our final list of winners was incomplete.

We now have new awards to announce - all judged independently by our state association partners. Given that these categories weren't properly recognized at our awards ceremonies, each paper that submitted an entry in one of those categories will now be given credit for the value of that entry in our 2017 contest.

Although the majority of these categories came from the Ad Contest, the late results did not change any of the sweepstakes awards in that contest. The list of new contest winners can be found below. Updated tabs, containing judges' comments are posted online. Certificates have been mailed to all winners.

Advertising Contest - Division A

BEST REAL ESTATE AD

1st Place

The Blowing Rocket, Blowing Rock

Brandon Carini, Jordan Eggen

Mountain Construction

BEST MOTOR VEHICLE AD

1st Place

The Roanoke Beacon, Plymouth

Mary Wayt, Pam Bullock

Edenton Motors Winter

2nd Place

The Roanoke Beacon, Plymouth

Mary Wayt and Pam Bullock

Edenton Motors Blowout

3rd Place

The Cherokee One Feather, Cherokee

Amble Smoker

Asheville Chevy

BEST RETAIL AD

1st Place

The Roanoke Beacon, Plymouth

Mary Wayt and Pam Bullock

Pools Unlimited

2nd Place

The Highlander, Highlands

Stephanie Mason

Reign-Easeley Artist

3rd Place

The Roanoke Beacon, Plymouth

Mary Wayt and Pam Bullock

Shutter Factory

BEST USE OF HUMOR

1st Place

The Cherokee One Feather, Cherokee

Robert Jumper

What we really want

BEST NEWSPAPER PROMOTION

1st Place

The Roanoke Beacon, Plymouth

Mary Wayt

Super Hero

2nd Place

The Higlander, Highlands

Staff

16 Newspaper Promo-Hs Ad

3rd Place

Crossroads Chronicle, Cashiers

Zena Lynch

Classified picture sales

BEST RETAIL AD IN A NICHE PUBLICATION

1st Place

The Highlander, Highlands

Stephanie Mason, Josh Smith

Hil Lawn Garden & Wilson Gas

2nd Place

The Roanoke Beacon, Plymouth

Mary Wayt and Pam Bullock

Pig

Advertising Contest -Division B

BEST REAL ESTATE AD

1st Place

The State Port Pilot, Southport

Joey Robinson, Carol Magnani

Margaret Rudd and Associates REALTORS

2nd Place

The State Port Pilot, Southport

Linda Lash, Carol Magnani

St. James Open House

3rd Place

The State Port Pilot, Southport

Joey Robinson, Carol Magnani

Leesa Snyder - Southport Realty

BEST MOTOR VEHICLE AD

1st Place

Ashe Mountain Times, West Jefferson

Meleah Bryan, Jordan Eggen

Ross Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

2nd Place

The Courier-Times, Roxboro

Carol Garrett

University Ford - Ford Truck Month

3rd Place

The Franklin Press, Franklin

Liz Birolin

Ambassador Automotive

BEST COLOR RESTAURANT/ENTERTAINMENT AD

1st Place

The State Port Pilot, Southport

Joey Robinson, Carol Magnani

Fishy Fishy Café

2nd Place

The State Port Pilot, Southport

Linda Lash, Mindy Ellinger

Bella Cucina

3rd Place

Up & Coming Weekly, Fayetteville

Sara Smith

Trail of Terror

BEST RETAIL AD

1st Place

The Chowan Herald, Edenton

Staff

WE Nixon's Welding and Hardware

2nd Place

The State Port Pilot, Southport

Linda Lash, Carol Magnani

The Painted Mermaid

3rd Place

Watauga Democrat, Boone

Brandon Carini, John Goheen

Kudzu Music

BEST USE OF HUMOR

1st Place

The Courier-Times, Roxboro

Sandra Coghill

Eddie & Laura Burton Keller Williams - Real Estate Team with Personality

2nd Place

The State Port Pilot, Southport

Joey Robinson, Ben Frazier

Hippy Chick Granola

BEST RETAIL AD IN A NICHE PUBLICATION

1st Place

The Franklin Press, Franklin

Liz Birolin

Noah's Ark Animal Hospital

2nd Place

Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Ahoskie

Crystal Parker

Ellen's Hair Affair 2

3rd Place

Watauga Democrat, Boone

Meleah Bryan, Rick Tobin

Northern Parker Interiors

Advertising Contest - Division C

BEST REAL ESTATE AD

1st Place

The Mountaineer, Waynesville

Matthew Tucker, Lori Gilbert

Carolina Mountain Sales

BEST RETAIL AD

1st Place

The Mountaineer, Waynesville

Matthew Tucker, Lori Gilbert

Marthalers

2nd Place

The Pilot, Southern Pines

Ginny Trigg, Scott Yancey

Casino Guitars

3rd Place

Mountain Xpress, Asheville

Staff

Grab some new Broo

BEST USE OF HUMOR

1st Place

The Mountaineer, Waynesville

Tristan Collins

Cars 828 4WD

Advertising Contest - Division D

BEST REAL ESTATE AD

1st Place

The Daily Herald, Roanoke Rapids

Linda Foster

Real Estate Marketplace

2nd Place

The McDowell News, Marion

Kasey Wells, Tiffany Coates

Clear Creek Realty

BEST RETAIL AD IN A NICHE PUBLICATION

1st Place

The Shelby Star, Shelby

Matt Blanchard, Lisa Lilly

Ora Market

2nd Place

Tryon Daily Bulletin, Tryon

Staff

Landrum

3rd Place

The Shelby Star, Shelby

Robin Isenhour, Lisa Lilly

Cleveland County Fair

Advertising Contest - Division E

BEST REAL ESTATE AD

1st Place

The Jacksonville Daily News, Jacksonville

Tracy Nisbet, Latoya Cardona, Jennifer Fryer

Realtor of the Week

2nd Place

Hickory Daily Record, Hickory

Kent Boggs, Jennifer Carroll

Realty Executives

3rd Place

The Daily Reflector, Greenville

David Singleton and Jasmine Blount

Bill Clark Homes

BEST RETAIL AD IN A NICHE PUBLICATION

1st Place

The Daily Reflector, Greenville

Pierce Sturgill and Rick Glosson

Baby Bump

2nd Place

High Point Enterprise, High Point

Jack Moriarity

Steak Street for your Wedding

3rd Place

The Herald-Sun, Durham

Meghan Blackwell

Wentworth & Leggett

Advertising Contest - Division F

BEST REAL ESTATE AD

1st Place

News & Record, Greensboro

Terry Savoy, Kristie Kennedy

Allen Tate

BEST MOTOR VEHICLE AD

1st Place

Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville

Eddie Harris

FO Autos

BEST RETAIL AD IN A NICHE PUBLICATION

1st Place

Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem

Lisa Kennedy

LunasTrail

2nd Place

Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem

Lisa Kennedy

Camilles

3rd Place

Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville

Eddie Harris

Unfinished Furniture Outlet

Editorial Contest - Division A

SPECIAL SECTION

1st Place

Zachary Morgan II, Kyle Stephens, Angela Harne

The Farmville Enterprise, Farmville

Farmville Central Men's Basketball State Champions

2nd Place

Staff

The Highlander, Highlands

Best of Highlands

3rd Place

Staff

The Roanoke Beacon, Plymouth

First on Scene

Editorial Contest - Division B

SPECIAL SECTION

1st Place

Staff

The State Port Pilot, Southport

2016 N.C. Fourth of July Festival Program

2nd Place

Staff

Outer Banks Sentinel, Nags Head

Sounds of Summer

3rd Place

Staff

Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Ahoskie

Crossroads 2016

Editorial Contest - Division C

SPECIAL SECTION

1st Place

Staff

Independent Tribune, Concord

Cabarrus Game Night

2nd Place

Staff

The Pilot, Southern Pines

City Report

3rd Place

Staff

Carteret County News-Times, Morehead City

Big Rock Daily Line

Editorial Contest - Division D

SPORTS NEWS REPORTING

1st Place

Paul Schenkel

The News Herald, Morganton

Perfection

2nd Place

Justin Epley

The News Herald, Morganton

Wild Bunch Wins

3rd Place

Sarah Bloom

The Daily Herald, Roanoke Rapids

Rebound; February 21, 2016

Editorial Contest - Division E

SPORTS NEWS REPORTING

1st Place

Greer Smith

High Point Enterprise, High Point

Decker builds lead; Hanzel sets pace; Hanzel captures crown

2nd Place

John McCann

The Herald-Sun, Durham

BIG-TIME PLAY: Trubisky TD toss to Howard lifts UNC past Pitt in final 2 ticks

3rd Place

Dennis Davidson

Salisbury Post, Salisbury

Season over for Salisbury, North Rowan

Editorial Contest - Division F

SPORTS NEWS REPORTING

1st Place

Powell Latimer

News & Record, Greensboro

The face of the program

2nd Place

Luke DeCock

News & Observer, Raleigh

Knightdale's Ash stumbles with bronze within reach

3rd Place

Joseph Person

The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte

Crushed: Colo. Avalanche buries Newton with 6 sacks

Editorial Contest - Division O

BEAT NEWS REPORTING

1st Place

Catherine Clabby

NC Health News, Chapel Hill

New Drinking Water Threat Concerns Scientists and Officials

2nd Place

Rose Hoban

NC Health News, Chapel Hill

NC Child Welfare System Failing Children, Families, Reports Say

3rd Place

Lisa Sorg

N.C. Policy Watch, Raleigh

Jeffery Warren