The Record garners a slew of state awards |

The Record garners a slew of state awards

Staff effort leads to top honor among weeklies

The Park Record earned the top honor in its circulation category in this year’s Utah Press Association annual contest. The newspaper earned 16 separate honors giving it enough points to win the General Excellence award among Utah’s weekly and twice-weekly publications with a circulation of 6,000 or more.

The awards were announced Saturday, March 17, during the association’s annual convention in Springville.

According to Park Record publisher Andy Bernhard, who accepted the General Excellence plaque, "It’s always gratifying to be recognized by your peers for a job well done. My appreciation sincerely goes to the staff at The Record. We received award recognition across all departments and earned this year’s title as a team."

Several of The Park Record’s advertising initiatives during 2011 received first-place awards including the "Fashion and Function" themed pages, the staff-produced insert for Mountain Cabinetry’s "Design to Installation," the Riverhorse restaurant’s run-of-press ad campaign, and the Silfer, Smith and Frampton real estate advertisement for "Best use of color."

The 2011 Milepost, which is produced jointly with The Park City Foundation earned a first-place recognition in the Best Special Section category and the Record’s website, which now receives more than 300,000 page views per month, was deemed tops among its peers.

Second-place honors were given to The Record for Overall News Coverage by the entire staff, Amy Roberts’ sports column, Jay Hamburger’s ongoing coverage of the Treasure development agreement and a photo by Grayson West of the Park City High School Swim Team.

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The Record also earned third-place certificates for sports pages by Chris Kamrani and graphic designer Scott Schlenker, Lacey Brundy’s circulation promotion and a breaking news story by Sarah Moffitt. Additional third-place honors went to The Record’s editorial, a feature photo by West and a news photo by Tyler Cobb.

According to Editor Nan Chalat-Noaker, "The broad range of awards means we are doing a pretty good job of covering all the bases but, while we appreciate the recognition from our colleagues, the real judges are our readers."