Metro-East News

BND advertising team earns several awards at Illinois Press Association annual convention

The Belleville News-Democrat advertising team received 12 awards Thursday from the Illinois Press Association, including five first-place awards.

The awards ceremony was held at the IPA’s annual convention in Springfield.

The first-place awards are:

▪ Best Static Online Ad — Bare Minerals

▪ Best Ad Designer — Lucy Burton

▪ Best On-Going Special Section — The West Ender

▪ Best Annual Special Section — Readers Choice

▪ Best Small Ad — Law Firm Ad

Other awards include:

▪ Second place, Best Rich Media Online Ad — Klein Brand Source

▪ Second place, Best Newspaper Designed Insert — Deien Chevrolet

▪ Third place, Best Ad Designer — Beth Wieseman

▪ Third place, Best Ad Less than a Full Page — Formals of Litchfield

▪ Third place, General Advertising Excellence

▪ Honorable mention, Best Shared/Sig Page — Valentine’s Day Sig Page

▪ Honorable mention, Best Full Color Ad — Gringo Jones