Republic wins 19 awards in state advertising contest

The Republic earned 19 awards for advertising excellence during this year’s Hoosier State Press Association contest.

That included seven first-place awards, five second-place awards, two third-place awards and five honorable mentions.

Advertisements were published between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015. The Republic competed in the large-daily division for newspapers with paid circulation of 6,001 or more.

Artist Julie Daiker, who works in the HNE design center based in Columbus, was named the state’s top advertising designer during the advertising conference Sept. 17-18 in Indianapolis.

Here is a breakdown of The Republic’s awards by contest category, name of product or advertiser, artist and account representative.


Special Section: Mill Race Marathon Fun & Run, Republic staff.

Garden, Yard and Farm: Bradbury’s, Emma Ault, Rhonda Day.

Entertainment and Restaurants: Cupid’s Arrow, Daiker, Cathy Klaes.

Nontraditional revenue product outside newspaper pages: Hoosier Harvest Cookbook, Margo Wininger, Sherri Dugger.

Special Topic Page: Veterans Day, Tonya Cassidy, Jaime Vermillion.

Think Outside the Box: Your Project is Our Business, Cassidy, Republic staff.

Education: ABC-Stewart School, Cassidy, Sara Mathis.


Special Section: She Magazine, Ben Hill, Republic staff.

Political: IUPUC, Ault, Kathy Burnett.

Education: First Presbyterian Preschool, Cassidy, Day.

Personal Care: Stash, Cassidy, Ian McGriff.

Special Topic Page: Clergy Appreciation, Cassidy, Cindy Fillenworth.


Churches and Nonprofits: Bartholomew County Humane Society, Desiree Poteete, Jan Hoffman.

Professional Services: Bar Cons FCU, Phil Manning, McGriff.

Auto Services: Frank Anderson, Cassidy, Scott Begley.


Political: Booher for City Council, Poteete, Day

Home: Thompson Furniture, Daiker, Hoffman

Special Section: Bartholomew County 4-H Fair, Phil Spalding, Republic staff

Professional Services: Kessler Investments, Cassidy, Klaes

Digital Display Advertising: Solid Waste, Cassidy, Begley