Wright wins 7 more awards for work in Courier

PICKENS — The Pickens County Courier and the South Carolina Press Association are proud to announce that the Courier has again been recognized by its peers for excellence.
Again this year, the paper earned numerous awards during the 2012 SCPA Palmy awards held in Columbia. The Palmy awards are the SCPA’s annual luncheon to honor excellence in advertising.
Courier graphic artist Emily Wright earned seven awards, including three first-place honors, for her work in 2011.
“We are so thankful to have a graphic artist as talented as Emily on staff at our newspaper,” Pickens County Courier Publisher Rocky Nimmons said. “Not only are we proud for her, but we are also proud for the many advertisers that use the Courier to get their message out.”
Awards include being named the best in the state of South Carolina for Use of Advertising for Non-Profit/Community Service, Use of Two or More Spot or Process Colors and Best Special Section for the Courier’s semi-annual Outdoors section.
Second place awards were for best Fashion ad and best ad for Merchant Group or Signature Page. Wright also took third place in the state in the same category, along with a third-place award for best Automotive advertisement, half-page or greater.
The awards push the Courier total to 48 state awards for excellence in the five years since it has been published.
“It is amazing how the community has supported us in creating a truly high-quality local newspaper,” Nimmons said. “But what we are most proud of is the fact that our staff has managed to produce one of the best newspapers in the state of South Carolina. We are thankful to all our advertisers and thousands and thousands of reader for their support.”