The Republic’s advertising, graphics staffs win 23 awards during conference

Members of The Republic’s advertising and graphics staffs received 23 awards during the 2017 Hoosier State Press Association Advertising Conference and Awards Gala.

The event was Sept. 21 and 22 at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis.

The Republic, competing in the contest’s large daily newspaper division, received six first-place awards, six second-place awards and 11 third-place awards.


Classified Advertising (AIM Media Indiana): Amanda Waltz

Entertainment & Restaurants (Dairy Queen): Cassie Doles/Rhonda Day

Innovation Award (Columbus Regional Health Annual Report): Amanda Waltz/Jan Hoffman-Perry

Other Retail Advertising (Turkey Scramble): Cassie Doles/Jaime Vermillion

Special Section Minitab or Smaller (Columbus Magazine): Margo Wininger and staff

Think Outside the Box (Columbus Regional Health Spadea): Amanda Waltz/Jan Hoffman-Perry


Fashion (Jordan Ellison): Amanda Waltz

Lifestyle & Recreation (Columbus Indiana Philharmonic): Ashley Curry/Kathy Burnett

Personal Care (Get Wiggy): Cassie Doles/Jan Hoffman-Perry

Senior Care (Villas of Stonecrest): Tonya Cassidy/Rhonda Day

Special Section (Farm Indiana): Margo Wininger and staff

Think Outside the Box (Bartholomew County Fair): Cassie Doles


Best Publication Cover (Columbus Magazine): Margo Wininger

Food & Beverage (Coca-Cola): Amanda Waltz

Garden, Yard & Farm (Whipker’s Market): Julie Daiker/Rhonda Day

Indiana’s Top Advertising Designer: Julie Daiker

Lifestyle & Recreation (Memorial Kiwanis): Juile Daiker/Kathy Burnett

Non-inserted Niche Publication (Philharmonic Guide): Ashley Curry/Kathy Burnett

Political (Bill Lentz): Tonya Cassidy/Kathy Burnett

Residential Services (Kenny Glass): Cassie Doles/Rhonda Day

Run of Paper Series or Campaign (7K Farms): Scott Begley and staff

Special Section (Colors for a Cure): Staff

Vehicle Dealerships (Bob Poynter): Julie Daiker/Jan Hoffman-Perry

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Tom Jekel is editor of The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5665.