VVN wins 11 newspaper awards
Verde Valley Newspapers received 11 awards at the annual Western News&Info Editorial Seminar on Oct. 9.
In the company's non-daily division, staff photographer Vyto Starinskas won first place awards for best video, best feature photography and best news photography. Starinskas also won a second place award for sports photography.
Managing Editor Bill Helm won first place awards for sports writing; excellence in writing, and column, opinion or blog writing. Helm also won a second place award for page design and a third place award for sports photography.
Staff Reporter Jon Hutchinson won second place for creativity in reporting and the newspaper won first place for best headline writing.
Western News&Info Inc. is a family-owned media company owning newspapers in Arizona and California. Verde Valley Newspapers is comprised of the Verde Independent in Cottonwood, the Bugle in Camp Verde, Kudos in Sedona and The Villager in the Village of Oak Creek, as well as the Ad-King.