Anton Aces New York Press Association (NYPA) Better Newspaper Awards

Anton Media Group publisher Angela Susan Anton (seated, center) with award-winning team of journalists and designers.

Anton Media Group took home eight prestigious awards from the New York Press Association (NYPA) Better Newspaper Contest in Albany on April 13 and 14.

The group of 18 local newspapers, plus arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly and a host magazines and special sections, took home an array of accolades for its talented creative team, which took stories from the editorial department and executed award-winning designs.

“I’m so proud to be a part of the New York Press Association,” said Angela Susan Anton, publisher. “Year in and year out, we display the talent needed to earn multiple awards. I believe our adherence to quality in writing and the look and design of our papers is our driving force in community journalism.”

Below are the pieces Anton Media Group took home awards for:

Best Section / Niche Publication (Glossy) – Third Place

Editor Jennifer Fauci, Art Director Alex Nuñez and Anton Media Group staff for Port Washington News Magazine

Judges said, “Great execution of photos, articles and paper stock makes this publication stand out.”

Best Automotive Special Section or Magazine – Second Place

Editor Christy Hinko and Art Director Alex Nuñez for Anton Auto Guide

Judges said, “Sharp and smart in its content selection. Great layout and reproduction.”

Best Graphic Illustration – First Place

Cathy Bongiorno for Bronx Belly Bombers by Steve Mosco

Judges said, “Yum — Made me hungry right away. Very clean layout and really nice feature story. Really nice job!”

Best Graphic Illustration – Second Place

Cathy Bongiorno for Roslyn News Magazine timeline

Judges said, “Nice and clean. Great job at showing a history timeline.”

Best Front Page – Second Place

Editor Betsy Abraham and Designer Kevin Schmidt for The Westbury Times

Judges said, “Headline fonts are strong and clean. Nice large photo usage.”

Best House Ad / Ad Campaign – Second Place

Alex Nuñez

Judges said, “This ad will resonate with the public. Nice soft color.”

Best Advertising Campaign – First Place

Caren Donatelli

Judges said, “I ranked this ad as first place because it caught my eye right away. Not only is it pleasant to look at, but it is also very informative. The bright colors and pictures are what drew me in.”

Best Large Space Ad – Honorable Mention

Caren Donatelli

Judges said, “A lot of information in one ad, but very easy to read.”

Congratulation to all of the winners! 

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

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