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Our Awards

Alabama Press Association

2018 Better Newspaper Awards

 2018 General Excellence Winner 1st Place 280 Living
 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 Best Public Service 1st Place Iron City Ink
 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 3rd Place 280 Living
 FOI – First Amendment Award 1st Place 280 Living
 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 Most Improved 1st Place 280 Living
 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 3rd Place Village Living
 Best Lifestyle/Family Pages 1st Place 280 Living
 2nd Place Village Living
 Best Sports Coverage 1st Place 280 Living
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place Vestavia Voice
 Best Local Economic Coverage 1st Place Iron City Ink
 2nd Place Homewood Star
 3rd Place 280 Living
 Best Local Education Coverage 1st Place Homewood Star
 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Best In Depth News Coverage 1st Place Iron City Ink
 Best Use of Photographs/Editorial Content 1st Place Iron City Ink
 2nd Place 280 Living
 3rd Place Village Living
 Best Layout and Design 1st Place Iron City Ink
 Best Business Story 1st Place Iron City Ink
 2nd Place Village Living
 Best Feature Story 1st Place 280 Living
 2nd Place Cahaba Sun
 Best News Feature Story 1st Place 280 Living
 2nd Place Village Living
 3rd Place Vestavia Voice
 Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage 1st Place Village Living
 2nd Place Cahaba Sun
 3rd Place 280 Living
 Best Sport Single Event Story 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 Best Sports Feature Story 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 3rd Place 280 Living
 Best Local Sports Column 2nd Place 280 Living
 Best Feature Photo 2nd Place Iron City Ink
 3rd Place Cahaba Sun
 Best Spot News Photo 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 Best News Photo 1st Place Hoover Sun
 Best Sports Photo 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 3rd Place Iron City Ink
 Best Photo Essay 2nd Place Iron City Ink
 3rd Place 280 Living
 Best Use of Graphics or Illustration 1st Place 280 Living
 3rd Place Vestavia Sun
 Best Headline 1st Place Village Living
 2nd Place Iron City Ink
 3rd Place Hoover Sun
 Creative Use of Multimedia 1st Place 280 Livin
 2nd Place Vestavia Voice
 Online Breaking News Coverage 1st Place Vestavia Voice
 2nd Place 280 Living
 3rd Place Iron City Ink
 Best Niche Publication 1st Place Hoover Sun
 2nd Place 280 Living
 Social Media Use 1st Place Vestavia Voice
 2nd Place Hoover Sun
 3rd Place 280 Living
 Best Newspaper Website 2nd Place Iron City Ink

2018 Advertising Awards

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