The Brown County Democrat design and advertising staffs were recognized for excellence in a statewide contest.
The awards were presented during the Hoosier State Press advertising conference in Indianapolis. Media organizations from around the state that are members of HSPA compete in the annual competition, which recognizes outstanding advertising and marketing campaigns developed by the media organizations for businesses and groups in their areas.
The Democrat, owned by AIM Media Indiana, brought home 11 awards — two first-place, six second-place and three third-place.
Overall, AIM Media Indiana newspapers won 126 awards.
The categories and winners from The Democrat are:
Churches and Nonprofits (St. Agnes Church Vacation Bible School): Julie Daiker and Keith Fleener
Political (Chris Woods, state representative): Julie Daiker and Larry Hanson
Classified Advertising (Bean Blossom Farmers Market): Jessica Dell and Keith Fleener
Education (Brown County Junior High): John Cole and Keith Fleener
Innovation Award (Taste of Art Auction): Tonya Cassidy and Larry Hanson
Self Promotion (Brown County Democrat Newspaper Exhibit): Cassie Doles and Keith Fleener
Special Events (Spring Blossom Festival): Tonya Cassidy and Larry Hanson
Vehicle Dealerships (Ray Skillman): Cassie Doles and Larry Hanson
Education (Brown County High School): Desiree Poteete, Larry Hanson and Keith Fleener
ROP Series or Campaign (Hills O’Brown): Jessica Dell
Special Events (Taste of Art Auction): Tonya Cassidy and Larry Hanson