Laurel Outlook staff earns 13 awards from Montana Newspaper Association contest

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Story And Photo By Jaci Webb Outlook Assistant Editor
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Laurel Outlook designer Evan Bruce shows off some of the awards won last weekend in Glendive in the 2022 Better Newspaper Contest.

Laurel Outlook designer Evan Bruce shows off some of the awards won last weekend in Glendive in the 2022 Better Newspaper Contest.

Long-time Laurel Outlook designer Stacey Osborne swept two categories in the Montana Newspaper Association 2022 Better Newspaper Contest, and the Laurel Outlook staff won 13 awards overall.

Osborne took first place in Best Newspaper Promotional Ad for the Laurel Outlook College ad, and Best Black and White Ad for the Carbon County FFA and fair. The MNA annual awards banquet was held on Saturday in Glendive, and it recognizes the top stories, editorials, headlines, photos, page designs, and advertisements.

Other first place awards went to Outlook designer Evan Bruce for Best Niche Publication for the PBR section, and to former Outlook reporter and photographer Chris McConnell for Best Feature Photo for his shot titled “Smokey Sunrise.”

Osborne also won three second place awards for Best Color Ad for Reese & Ray’s Mother’s Day ad, Best Ad to Sell or Promote Services Color for the Carpet King Steam Cleaning ad, Best Black and White ad for the Early Childhood Clinic ad, and two third place awards for Best Sponsorship Page for Fire Prevention Week and Best Black and White ad for the Main Street Perk ad.

Outlook assistant editor Jaci Webb won second place in the Lifestyle Category for a feature titled, “Laurel native Adam Rutt ratchets up his rock powers on new album.”

McConnell took second place for Best Sports Feature on “A Locomotive golf legacy,” and third place for his Outdoor reporting on “Close call on the Yellowstone.” Bruce won second place for Best Niche Publication for the Nile Stock Show and Rodeo.

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