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2016 State Press Contests Awards presented July 21 in Franklin
Representing winning newspapers at the 2016 State Press Contests Awards Banquet, July 21 in Franklin, Tenn. Photo by Donn Jones, Donn Jones Photography
UT, Tennessee Press Association Announce 2016 Newspaper Contest Winners
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Newspaper writers, editors, designers and publishers won top awards in the Tennessee Press Association's 2016 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Jackson Sun, the Lebanon Democrat, the Standard Banner (Jefferson City) and the Portland Leader won the top general excellence awards at the association's dinner ceremony, held in Franklin. General excellence honors are based on total points accumulated for awards in five circulation categories.
This marks the seventh year in a row that the Jackson Sun has won the general excellence award and the third year in a row that the Chattanooga Times Free Press has won the award in its category.
The Meeman Foundation was established in 1968 at UT to fund the contests, provide professional critiques of journalists' work, and support journalism students and faculty.
The Mississippi Press Association judged a total of 1,360 entries from 73 of the association's 122 member newspapers. UT has co-sponsored the annual contest since 1940.
C O N T A C T :
Charles Primm (865-974-5180, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Awards with winning entry captions