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Landmark top local winner in
state contest
Ozark newspaper named top weekly

The Landmark earned six statewide awards in the Missouri Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The contest honored work performed in the calendar year 2014.

The six awards are more than any other Platte County weekly. This continues a string of many consecutive years in which The Landmark has won more statewide honors than all other Platte County weeklies.

The title of top weekly did not go to a local newspaper. The Gold Cup was won by Christian County Headliner-News in Ozark, Mo.

Gold Cup winners are selected based on a point scale applied to the total number of awards received in the contest.

The Landmark earned six statewide awards in the latest Missouri Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Contest winners were announced at the MPA Annual Convention held Saturday in Columbia.

Landmark winning entries included a sweep in the category of Best Editorial Cartoon. Matthew Silber took first in that category with his cartoon “Naming The Courthouse.” Silber also earned second and third in that same category with cartoons entitled “Jail Beds” and “Futility Lesson.”

The Landmark earned second place in the category of Best Sports Photo, with Doug Baldwin’s soccer picture entitled “Using His Head.” The Landmark was given third place in Best Sports Feature Photograph for Baldwin’s photo entitled “BullBusting.”

The Landmark earned third place in the category of Best Editorial Pages for the newspaper’s opinion columns and other pieces, which are on pages A-2 and A-3 each week. Columnists on those pages during the contest period included Ivan Foley, Chris Kamler, and Brian Kubicki.

Judging was done by out-of-state newspaper professionals.

The awards were announced in Columbia on Sept. 12 at the Missouri Press Association’s annual convention.