The Oklahoma Press Association awarded The Edmond Sun with three top honors June 21 at the 2012 Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Awards Banquet in Midwest City.
The Sun was awarded first place in community leadership, sports coverage and sales promotion among newspapers in the semi-, twin, or tri-weekly division.
Sports coverage was commended for the quality of photos, writing, layout and headlines.
Members of the editorial staff produced a cancer survivor tab in October with personal stories of cancer survivors and in-depth investigation regarding the latest biomedical research and treatments available for patients.
“Nice incorporation of feature articles, tips and doctor advice,” the judge noted.
Judges selected the Newcomers Guide for April 2012, stating that the product was well produced from the choice of paper stock to the page design, content and ad layouts.
“Wow! Clear winner — great piece,” the judge wrote. “… Not only is it a beautiful piece, it is very informative, too. Ads really pop!”
The Sun also placed in news writing, feature writing, personal columns, editorial comment, photography, layout and design and advertising.
Longtime employee, Elaine Welch, was recognized for her 25 years of service in the newspaper industry as an Edmond Sun employee. Welch serves in the ad design department as the ad expediter.
The Edmond Sun has secured more than a century of local news. The paper first appeared as a small weekly in Oklahoma Territory on a hot July 18, 1889, in what was known then as a train refueling town.
The newspaper also publishes regular editions of The Business Times of Edmond and Community Connection.