Advocate claims pair of prizes

The Red Deer Advocate continues its winning ways.

The Red Deer Advocate continues its winning ways.

The Central Alberta newspaper claimed a pair of prizes at Newspaper Canada’s 2014 Best Idea Awards.

Its “City of Red Deer Centennial” special section placed first among entries from small market newspapers and its “Report on Central Alberta” was third in the same category.

“Finishing first with our City of Red Deer Centennial commemorative piece, coupled with our Report on Central Alberta third-place finish as well in this category, just solidifies how exceptional our staff is in producing these types of projects,” said Richard Smalley, the Advocate’s advertising director.

“The hard work, dedication and time put into these award-winning sections shows a commitment and pride in the projects we produce, and the teamwork necessary to continue to be this successful.”

In addition to the Advocate staff members involved in producing the winning special sections, Smalley praised the broader community for its input.

“Without their support and partnerships in these projects, we wouldn’t be able to be this successful.”