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    COMBINED EFFORT: Celebrating a Victorian Country Press Association win are, from left, The Weekly Advertiser advertising manager Mark Sulic, graphic designer Kelly Laird, sub-editor Georgia Bailey, senior journalist Sarah Matthews and general manager Brendan O’Loughlin. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The Weekly Advertiser LifeSTYLE Wimmera magazine shines in awards

The Weekly Advertiser has continued to set a benchmark in regional print media, clinching a major Victorian industry award.

The newspaper team won a Victorian Country Press Association Best Special Publication award for its 2019 LifeStyle Wimmera magazine, highlighting people and pastimes across the region.

The award was all the more prestigious considering it was in an open-circulation category and up against many prominent, high-profile country Victorian publications.

It won from highly commended submissions from the Mildura Weekly and Northern Times, Kerang.

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Judge Garry Baker congratulated all involved in production of the special publication.

“I must first commend cadet journalist Lotte Reiter, who has written most of the content,” he said.

“There are many interesting stories with quality accompanying photographs. The design is crisp, consistent and easy to read.

“Advertisements are relevant and also well designed and the creative copy is what gave this publication the extra couple of points needed to give it top billing. Well done to all involved.”

The entire Lifestyle Wimmera Edition 5 is available online. READ IT HERE!

The Weekly Advertiser editor Dean Lawson said the newspaper team was first class and deserved all accolades it received.

“The day-to-day effort, commitment to readers and subject to detail by our relatively small team is nothing short of outstanding,” he said.

“This applies to our weekly free newspaper, which despite all sorts of hurdles has continued to blossom.

“We’re going from strength to strength. This award is for last year’s publication and I truly believe this year’s LifeStyle Wimmera we have just released is even better.”

ACE Radio Broadcasters produces The Weekly Advertiser and LifeStyle Wimmera from its Horsham office alongside radio stations 3WM and MIXX FM.

Horsham general manager Brendan O’Loughlin said he could not be prouder of the whole team involved.

“It is just reward for all the effort that goes into these annual publications and also our paper every week,” he said.

“We are a small team that continually matches it with the big publications. 

“To receive this team award really puts us among the best.”


The entire Lifestyle Wimmera Edition 6 is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire November 11, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!