Verde Independent staff wins seven awards in annual newspaper contest
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Friday, the editorial staff of Verde Valley Newspapers won seven awards at the annual Western News&Info Editorial Seminar.
VVN staff photographer Vyto Starinskas won a first-place award for his feature writing and a first-place award for his feature photography.
Starinskas also won second-place awards for his news photography and for video.
Starinskas has been on staff at Verde Valley newspapers since 2014.
VVN staff reporter Bill Helm won a first-place award for headline writing, a second-place award for feature writing and a third-place award for lead writing.
Helm has been on staff at Verde Valley newspapers since 2013.
Western News&Info Inc. is a family-owned media company owning newspapers in Arizona. 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.