State awards for Verde Valley Newspapers
The Verde Independent/Bugle received five awards from the Arizona Newspaper Association during its convention last week.
In the ANA's 2013 Better Newspapers Contest, judged by the Nevada Press Association, 53 newspapers from across the state competed in a variety of categories.
In its circulation group, Verde Valley Newspapers took first place for Editorial Page Excellence and first place for Departmental News & Copy Editing Excellence.
In the Advertising competition, VVN's Sandy Madison took second place in Best Online Ad for Mooneys Irish Pub. Nancy James received two awards, third place for Best Black & White Ad for Siegel's Hair & Nails and third place for Best Color Ad for Cherie Terry Cosmetics.