The results of the Florida Press Association’s 2012 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest are in, and the staff at the Boca Beacon will once again be bringing home awards in multiple categories. This year, the Boca Beacon was the only island publication to win awards, 13 in total.
Marcy Shortuse – Editorial Award; Humorous Column; In-Depth Reporting; Arts, Entertainment and Review; Local Government Reporting; Faith and Family Reporting
Dusty Hopkins – Faith and Family Reporting; Spot News Photo; Portfolio Photography; Sports Picture
Liza Strout – Photos in a Series; Sports Feature Story
David Horton – Editorial Cartoon
Phil Woods – Sports Column
Last year, the Beacon staff won eight awards in the under 7,000 circulation division.
The Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper Contest is open to all Florida Press Association monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, semi-weekly, and tri-weekly newspaper members.
The FPA exists to promote and encourage higher standards of journalism, and is made up of more than 175 active members. Of those, there are around 135 papers that qualify for the Better Weekly contest, including the Boca Beacon.
The awards ceremony will be held July 18 and 19 in Orlando.
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