Our Awards

Alabama Press Association

2016 Better Newspaper Awards

2016 General Exellence Winner 1st Place The Homewood Star
Best Public Service 1st Place Vestavia Voice
2nd Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place Hoover Sun
FOI- First Amendment Award 1st Place The Homewood Star
Most Improved The Homewood Star
Best Lifestyle/Family Pages 2nd Place 280 Living
3rd Place The Homewood Star
Best Sports Page 1st Place Hoover Sun
3rd Place 280 Living
Best Local Economic Coverage 3rd Place 280 Living
Best Local Education Coverage 2nd Place Village Living
Best Local News Coverage 1st Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place 280 Living
Best Use of Photographs/Editorial Content 1st Place The Homewood Star
2nd Place 280 Living
3rd Place Village Living
Best Layout and Design 1st Place Vestavia Voice
3rd Place Hoover Sun
Best Spot News Story 1st Place Vestavia Voice
Best In-Depth News Coverage 2nd Place The Homewood Star
Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage 3rd Place The Homewood Star
Best Sports Feature Story 1st Place Vestavia Voice
2nd Place The Homewood Star
Best Feature Photo 3rd Place Vestavia Voice
Best News Photo 1st Place Village Living
2nd Place The Homewood Star
Best Sports Photo 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
3rd Place Village Living
Best Photo Essay 1st Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place Hoover Sun
Best Use of Graphics or Illustration 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
Best Headline 1st Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place The Homewood Star
Best Niche Publication 3rd Place The Homewood Star
Creative Use of Multimedia 1st Place Hoover Sun
2nd Place 280 Living
3rd Place The Homewood Star
Online Breaking News Coverage 1st Place The Homewood Star

2016 Advertising Awards

Sweepstakes Award 3rd Place 280 Living
Best Single Ad 1/2 page & under – color 1st Place 280 Living
2nd Place 280 Living
3rd Place Hoover Sun
Best Single Ad over 1/2 page- color 1st Place 280 Living
2nd Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place The Homewood Star
Best Regularly Scheduled Special Section 1st Place Village Living
2nd Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place 280 Living
Best One-Time Special Section 1st Place 280 Living
2nd Place Village Living
Best In-Paper Promotion of Newspaper 2nd Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place The Homewood Star
Best Advertising Campaign 2nd Place Hoover Sun
3rd Place The Homewood Star
Best Original/Creative Idea 2nd Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place Vestavia Voice
Best Niche Publication 3rd Place The Homewood Star
Best Use of Humor 1st Place 280 Living
2nd Place 280 Living
Best Presentation of Online Advertising 3rd Place 280 Living
Online Revenue Builder 2nd Place The Homewood Star
3rd Place 280 Living