The Vail Daily won eight first and second place awards in the Colorado Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper competition. The Vail Daily competes in Class 2, the largest raffle category, which includes outlets like the Denver Post, Colorado Sun, and Colorado Springs Gazette.
The Vail Daily won four awards in the advertising categories and four for photography and design. Vail Daily Artistic Director Amanda Swanson and photo editor Chris Dillmann each won two individual awards.
The rewards included:
First place winners
Best Special Advertising Section: EAT Winter 2020, Wren Bova, Dominique Taylor, Mark Bricklin, Carly Arnold
Best Print Ad: Engel & Volkers Realty, Hattie Rensberry, Carole Bukovich
Best page design: Paranormal, Amanda Swanson
Second place winners
Best Print Ad: Southside Benderz, Mark Bricklin, Heidi Bricklin
Best use of digital advertising: Vail Valley beer pairs well with Girl Scout Cookies, Tricia Swenson, Casey Russell, Sean Naylor
Best News or Featured Photography: Greetings, Chris Dillmann
Best Sports Photography: Pushing the limits, Chris Dillmann
Best page design: Sex and the City, Amanda Swanson
The Vail Daily was also honored with its sister newspapers in Colorado Mountain News Media for a second place for Best Editorial Collaboration for The Longevity Project: Advancements in Medicine. The series included original reporting and photographs, as well as a speaker event, in conjunction with the Summit Daily News, Steamboat Pilot & Today, Glenwood Springs Post Independent and the Aspen Times.