Thursday, April 17, 2014
Advertising & Promotions Contest

The objectives of this contest are to provide acknowledgment for the advertising and promotional achievements of the suburban and community newspaper industry and, by such acknowledgment, to stimulate even higher standards of excellence throughout the industry. This contest also serves to focus attention on suburban and community publications and their unique position among modern communications media, thereby contributing to the prestige and credibility of suburban and community newspapers and their digital properties with the reading public, advertising community, and the newspaper industry in general.

Classified Avenue is the exclusive sponsor of the Advertising & Promotions Contest. Click here to learn more about Classified Avenue.

Announcing THE 2013 Winners!
Congratulations to All Winners!


Metroland Media Group Ltd. led all companies with an impressive 38 awards. They were followed by Black Press with 33 awards and Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc. with 27 awards.

For weekly newspapers, Mississauga News led the way with 14 awards. Abbottsford News followed closely with 9 awards. Rounding out the top weekly winners are Sound Publishing with 7 awards and Peach Arch News with 5 awards.

For individual daily newspapers, the Antelope Valley Press led the competition with an impressive 27 awards. The Hamilton Spectator took home 11 awards. The Durango Herald and South Bend Tribune both took home 4 awards.


Dan Calhoun photo

Advertising Director of the Year
Dan Calhoun
Philadelphia Gay News
MASCO Communications
Philadelphia, PA



Jason Holmes photo

Digital Sales Manager of the Year
Jason Holmes
Victoria Advocate
Victoria Advocate Publishing Co.
Victoria, TX

For a complete list of winners, please select from the following 2013 Winners:

We send out a tremendous thank you to this years' judges panel as well as Newspaper Toolbox for hosting the 2013 Advertising and Promotions Contest. This year's judges included national advertising agency executives, media buyers and industry consultants. Special thanks to this esteemed group of judges.

Special thanks to Classified Avenue, our sponsor for the 2013 Advertising and Promotions Contest. To learn more about Classified Avenue or to become a participant, contact Deanna Lewis at (888) 486-2466 or

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