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Our Awards

Alabama Press Association

2017 Better Newspaper Awards

 2017 General Excellence Winner 1st PlaceHoover Sun
 3rd Place Vestavia Voice
Best Public Service 1st Place 280 Living
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place Vestavia Voice
 FOI – First Amendment Award 1st Place Vestavia Voice
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place Homewood Star
 Most Improved 1st Place 280 Living
 Best Lifestyle/Family Pages 2nd Place Village Living
 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Best Local Economic Coverage 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place 280 Living
 3rd Place Village Living
 Best Local Education Coverage 1st Place Vestavia Voice
 2nd Place Homewood Star
 Best Local News Coverage 1st Place Vestavia Voice
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 Best Use of Photographs/Editorial Content 1st Place Village Living
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 Best Layout and Design 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Best Business Story 1st Place Village Living
 2nd Place Homewood Star
 Best Spot New Story 1st Place Vestavia Voice
 Best Feature Story 1st Place Cahaba Sun
 Best News Feature Story 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place 280 Living
 Best Sports Feature Story 1st Place Iron City Ink
 2nd Place Homewood Star
 3rd Place Cahaba Sun
 Best Feature Photo 1st Place Iron City Ink
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place Homewood Star
 Best Spot News Photo 1st Place 280 Living
 3rd Place Homewood Star
 Best News Photo 3rd Place Village Living
 Best Sports Photo 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place Homewood Star
Best Photo Essay 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place Homewood Star
 3rd Place 280 Living
 Best Use of Photos/Editorial Content 1st Place Village Living
 Best Use of Graphics or Illustration 1st Place Homewood Star
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 Best Headline 1st Place Vestavia Voice
 Creative Use of Multimedia 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place 280 Living
 3rd Place Homewood Star
 Online Breaking News Coverage 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place Vestavia Voice
 Best Niche Publication 1st Place Hoover Sun
 Glossy Special Section 3rd Place 280 Living
 Social Media Use 1st Place Hoover Sun

2017 Advertising Awards

 Sweepstakes Award 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Best Single Ad Over 1/2 Page – Color 1st Place 280 Living
 Best Regularly Scheduled Special Section 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Best Regularly Schedule Special Section – Glossy 1st Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Best One Time Special Section 1st Place Hoover Sun
 Best One Time Special Section – Glossy 1st Place 280 Living
 Best In-Paper Promotion of Newspaper 3rd Place Cahaba Sun
 Best Advertising Campaign 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place 280 Living
 Best Original/Creative Idea 1st Place Iron City Ink
 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Best Signature Page 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place 280 Living
 Best Use of Humor 3rd Place Village Living
 Best Presentation of Online Advertising 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Innovative Online Advertising – Single Ad 1st Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Online Revenue Builder 2nd Place Hoover Sun