At a conference held in St. Petersburg, Florida by the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) and the Community Papers of Florida (CPF), the annual Awards of Excellence competition winners were announced. Coastal Breeze News was the recipient of 9 coveted awards from that competition!
“In total we have earned 15 prestigious awards in the past 18 months from these organizations which set the industry standards. Our publication truly offers a fresh perspective, written by the community, for the community. We are very proud of each of our contributors. Their passion is evident in their work! After the winners were announced in this competition, two officials made it a point to tell us what a great publication we have! Those compliments belong to everyone associated with Coastal Breeze News. The awards are special and much appreciated, but the comments we receive from our readers about how much they enjoy the newspaper are our greatest reward!”
Coastal Breeze News received two First Place awards, three Second Place awards, two Third Place awards and one Honorable Mention. “It’s a comprehensive competition covering all aspects of publishing from editorial, photography, promotion and advertising design,” Val commented, “What is impressive is CPF alone represents the publishers of over 100 community publications in the state of Florida reaching over 4.5 million homes. We are honored to be members.”