Redland City Bulletin shines at CPA awards | photos

REDLAND City Bulletin has brought home a swag of awards from the Queensland Country Press Association’s Newspaper Awards.

Bulletin reporter Stephen Jeffery was named Young Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the North Stradbroke Island bushfires in January.

The sales team won the Best Locally Produced Advertising Campaign award for “Sheldon College open day”, tied third with the Jimboomba Times for Best Community Promotion and came second for Special Publication.

Former Whitsunday Coast Guardian owner Peter Lewis was honoured with life membership to the Queensland CPA during the awards ceremony in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Queensland CPA Winners

Best Locally Produced Advertising Campaign

  • WINNER: Redland City Bulletin for 'Sheldon College open day'.
  • SECOND: Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast News for 'Tin Can Bay Family Butchery'
  • THIRD: Hinterland Times for 'Gutter Sucker'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: South Burnett Times for 'Robinson's News and Gifts' and The Fassifern Guardian for 'Fassifern Born and Read'.

Best Locally Produced Advertisement

  • WINNER: Whitsunday Coast Guardian for 'Cape Gloucester Beach Resort'.
  • SECOND: The Fassifern Guardian for 'Fassifern Born and Read'.
  • THIRD: Whitsunday Coast Guardian for 'JJK Tennis' and Central Telegraph for 'Charlie's Driving Academy'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Beaudesert Times for 'Beaudesert Collision' and 'Beaudesert Cleaning Services', and Jimboomba Times for 'Tyre Treadz'.

Best Community Promotion

  • WINNER: The Western Star for the 'Gift of giving' campaign.
  • SECOND: South Burnett Times for 'The Goomeri pumpkin festival'.
  • THIRD: Redland City Bulletin for 'Bayside wedding expo 2014' and Jimboomba Times for '2014 Logan Country Chamber of Commerce business awards'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jimboomba Times for 'Carols in the park'.

Best House Advertisement

  • WINNER: The Fassifern Guardian for 'Fassifern Born and Read'.
  • SECOND: South Burnett Times for 'Wink in the dark" full-page.
  • THIRD: Oakey Champion for 'Photograph campaign'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Whitsunday Coast Guardian for 'Cyclone booklet'.

Best Commercial Feature

  • WINNER: Dalby Herald for 'Dalby Celebrates 150 Years'.
  • SECOND: Central Telegraph for 'Supa IGA Biloela'.
  • THIRD: Chinchilla News for 'Surat Basin Living'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Redland City Bulletin for 'Hammond 4WD Centre', The Fassifern Guardian for 'With This Ring' and 'What's On, What's Open'.

Best Newspaper Supplement - "Run of Press"

  • WINNER: Jimboomba Times for '150 Years of Logan Village'.
  • SECOND: South Burnett Times for 'The Fence Post'.
  • THIRD: Central Telegraph for 'Formals 2013'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chinchilla News for '2013 Graduating Classes', Central Telegraph for 'My First Year', Dalby Herald for 'The 18th Annual Business Excellence Awards'.

Best Newspaper Supplement - "Stand Alone"

  • WINNER: Dalby Herald for 'Dalby Celebrates 150 Years'.
  • SECOND: Chinchilla News for 'Surat Basin Living'.
  • THIRD: Surat Basin News for 'Surat Basin energy & mining expo 2014'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Redland City Bulletin for 'Education 2014', South Burnett Times for 'Celebrating 100 years at Bethany'.

Special Publication

  • WINNER: South Burnett Times for 'Your guide to the perfect wedding'.
  • SECOND: Redland City Bulletin for 'TFI Dentistry'.
  • THIRD: Dalby Herald for 'Dalby Celebrates 150 Years'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Central Telegraph for the 'Caricature Calendar', Surat Basin News for 'Surat Basin energy & mining expo 2014'.

Best Sports Picture

  • WINNER: Chris Davies - Central Telegraph for 'Bike Rider'.
  • SECOND: Sam Rutherford - The Longreach Leader for 'Golf'.
  • THIRD: Danielle Maguire - Clifton Courier for 'Polo'.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Brandon Livesay - South Burnett Times for 'Riders Master the Dirt' and 'Bulls on Parade'.

Best News Picture

  • WINNER: Brandon Livesay - South Burnett Times for 'One Year Later'.
  • SECOND: Guy Creighton - The Fassifern Guardian for '2 Firefighters'.
  • THIRD: Tess Mapstone - South Burnett Times for 'Frosty Start
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sam Rutherford - The Longreach Leader for 'Booked House for Pantomime', Drew Creighton - The Fassifern Guardian for 'Four dogs'.

Best Editorial

  • WINNER: The Fassifern Guardian for 'The rewards of a volunteer'.
  • SECOND: Jimboomba Times  for 'Council right to take a stand'.

Journalist Excellence - Weighted

  • WINNER: Chinchilla News & Murilla Advertiser
  • SECOND: Beaudesert Times
  • THIRD: Dalby Herald

Journalistic Excellence - Individual

  • WINNER: Brandon Livesay, South Burnett Times
  • SECOND: Wendy Creighton, The Fassifern Guardian
  • THIRD: Linda Tait, The Longreach Leader

Journalistic Excellence - Open

  • WINNER: Beaudesert Times

Journalistic Excellence - Young Journalist of the Year

  • WINNER: Stephen Jeffery, Redland City Bulletin

Technical Excellence

  • Circulation of up to 5000: Beaudesert Times
  • Circulation of up to 20,000Hinterland Times
  • Circulation over 20,000: Surat Basin News

Most Improved Newspaper

  • WINNER: Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast News

Best of the Best Advertisement

  • WINNER: The Fassifern Guardian for 'Fassifern Born and Read'.

Best Newspaper

  • Less than 10,000 circulation: Dalby Herald
  • More than 10,000 circulation: Surat Basin News
  • Employing two or less (or full-time equivalent) journalists, any circulation: Surat Basin News


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