Trophies: ‘Witness’ papers win two

2008-04-10 00:00

THE Witness and Weekend Witness were last night named the best designed and printed urban smaller daily newspaper and weekly paper in South Africa.

The Witness won the McCall trophy, for excellence in design and printing, for the fourth time in the last six years. The award is for urban daily papers with a circulation of 50 000 and under.

The judges commented that the paper’s producers “maintained their high quality work”. The awards were judged after the paper’s new look was launched in November.

Weekend Witness won the Joel Mervis trophy for urban weekly papers (which includes Sunday newspapers) for the second time in three years and the judges commented that it demonstrates “definitely the very best of visual presentations”.

Referring to all three of awards won by the Witness papers, editor John Conyngham commented: “All tribute to Nerissa [Govender (see story at left)] for her reporting award, and to an excellent team of designers, sub-editors and printers for the two design and printing trophies.”

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