West Georgia Women Awarded 1st & 2nd Place in GA for Original Writing 2 Years in a Row

Receives 20 Awards in Writing, Advertising and Photography Categories

West Georgia Woman Magazine received first and second place in the state for the second year in a row in the category of “Best Magazine: Original Writing,” in its division at the Georgia Press Association’s (GPA) 2021 Better Newspaper Contest Awards.

Because West Georgia Woman magazine has the highest print circulation among members of the Georgia Press Association in the West Georgia area, it was included in the “Division A,” magazine and advertising competitions, competing against considerably larger media companies such as the Marietta Daily Journal, Brunswick News, Savannah Morning News, Gwinnett Daily Post, Rome News Tribune, The Telegraph Macon and more. 

Judging was independently carried out by members of the South Carolina Press Association. The contest included submissions from 49 newspapers and magazines from across the state of Georgia. 

Award winners were announced July 30, 2021 at the GPA’s 134th annual convention in Jekyll Island, Ga.

Established in 2015, this was West Georgia Woman Magazine‘s second year submitting articles, and its first year submitting advertising for consideration. 

West Georgia Woman magazine received a total of 20 GPA awards for writing, photography and advertising this year.

“A Warrior for Lupus,” written by Angela Dailey, was included in the May 2020 issue and won first place in the state of Georgia for Best Magazine: Original Writing, Division A.

“Hope for the Future,” written by Angela Dailey, was included in the June 2020 issue and won second place in the state of Georgia for Best Magazine: Original Writing, Division A.

Very special thanks to Copy Editor Shala Spruell Hainer for editing the author’s written work.

Awards for all newspaper entries statewide regardless of division:

First and third place, Best Magazine Themed Issue: Sept. 2020 Suicide Awareness and Prevention Issue and the Aug. 2020 “Man Issue”

Third place, Best Magazine Single Photo: February 2020 Cover, Photographer Zachary Dailey

Division A awards:

First and second place, Best Magazine: Original Writing

Second place, Overall Best Magazine Product

Second and third place, Best Magazine Cover Design: 2020 Bridal Guide and 2020 Holiday Guide

Third place, Best Magazine In-house Photography: June 2020 issue, Photographer Zachary Dailey

West Georgia Woman Magazine Publisher Angela Dailey at the GPA Better Newspaper Contest Advertising Awards Luncheon. The magazine won six first place, two second place and three third place advertising awards in its division. West Georgia Woman swept the Newspaper Promotion Ad category winning first, second and third place. This was the magazine’s first year submitting advertising entries. Photo by Dan Keever.

Division A advertising awards:

First place, Advertising Campaign: Hightower Family Funeral Homes “Ruby” ad campaign

First place, Advertising Campaign: Hightower Family Funeral Homes “Ruby” ad campaign

First place, Apparel, Jewelry and Accessories: Sweet Pea’s Holiday Guide ad

First place, Apparel, Jewelry and Accessories: Sweet Pea’s 2020 Holiday Guide ad

First and third place, Service/Institutional Ad: The Castle at Wildwood Gardens Bridal ad and the Fraternal Order of Police Barney Fife Event ad

First place, Service/Institutional Ad: The Castle at Wildwood Gardens 2020 Bridal Guide ad
Third place, Service/Institutional Ad: Fraternal Order of Police Barney Fife Event ad

First and second place, Small Page Ad: Mountain Oak Florist Holiday Guide ad and Value Care Brokerage Holiday Guide ad

First place, Small Page Ad: Mountain Oak Florist 2020 Holiday Guide ad
Second place, Small Page Ad: Value Care Brokerage 2020 Holiday Guide ad

First and third place, Full Color Ad: CASA ad and the Fraternal Order of Police Bingo ad

First place, Full Color Ad: CASA
Third place, Full Color Ad: Fraternal Order of Police Bingo ad

First, second and third place, Newspaper Promotion Ad: “Match Made in Heaven” Bridal Guide ad, Maggie Kilgore Digital Subscriber ad, June 2020 and the West Georgia Woman Magazine “Advertise and Get Noticed” ad. 

2020 Bridal Guide Advertisement “A Match Made in Heaven,” won first place in the state of Georgia for Newspaper Promotion Ad, Division A
Maggie Kilgore Digital Subscriber Ad, June 2020 issue won second place in the state for Newspaper Promotion Ad, Division A
Advertise and Get Noticed Ad won third place in the state for Newspaper Promotion Ad, Division A

In 1887, the Georgia Press Association was founded to bring together Georgia newspapers. The goal was to create an organization that would protect, promote, foster and advance the interest of the newspaper industry in Georgia. Today, the Georgia Press Association is still growing, and its members remain among the top business leaders in the state. The membership is guided in its quest by an 18-member board of directors and numerous permanent and special committees. GPA is active in offering educational and networking opportunities for its members in addition to placing advertising through GPA’s affiliate, the Georgia Newspaper Service, and offering scholarships and internships through the Georgia Press Educational Foundation. Learn more about the Georgia Press Association, the Georgia Magazine Association and its Better Newspaper Contest awww.gapress.org.

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