Boone County newspapers earn 20 state press awards

An example of one of the first place advertising entries won by Julie Dickerson.
Albion News, Petersburg Press and St. Edward Advance newspapers won a total of 20 Nebraska Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards, including five first place awards.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, first, second and third place winners were announced Thursday, June 25, 2020 by a video presentation.
The weeklies competed in 56 categories which focused on writing, photography, advertising, digital design and creativity.
More than 3,400 separate entries, representing 10 dailies and 59 weeklies, were judged by members of the Illinois Press Association.
Details in the July 1 Albion News, Petersburg Press and St. Edward Advance, print and e-editions.