The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News won two gold, three silver and one bronze at the B.C. community newspaper advertising awards on the weekend, as well as a handful of national awards.
News ad manager Lisa Prophet, along with Colleen Flanagan and Carly Moir won the B.C. Ma Murray ad campaign award for Lace up!, promoting the annual Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Fund Run.
Prophet and Annette Waterbeek won the collaborative ad campaign award for West Coast Auto Group.
News publisher Jim Coulter, Prophet and Moir placed third in the same category for B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Maggie Prince, Prophet and Moir combined to place second in the same category for “For the love of …”, promoting activities at the Arts Centre and Theatre in Maple Ridge.
Prophet and Moir also came second in the community service category for a promotion of the Maple Ridge Community Chest initiative.
Brittany Haqq and Annie Sarazin came second in the collaborative ad design category for Could Nine Nail Bar.
The News also won several Canadian Community Newspaper Associations awards, announced on the weekend.
The News came first for the special section of individual profiles, Our Community. Our People.
Haqq and Sarazin came second in the Great Ideas marking and promotions contest for Cloud Nine Nail Bar, as did Prophet and Moir in marketing and promotion for the Hashtag New Promo series.
The News also came third in the magazine category for the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Cookbook.