The Blount Countian wins APA awards



At last week’s Alabama Press Association (APA) Summer Convention, The Blount Countian won three awards in the Better Newspaper Contest.

The Blount Countian won first place in Class C for “Best News Photo” for “A warm welcome home” (right) from Jan. 27 last year. We also won second place for our year-long economic coverage, a first for the paper in this category.

In addition to the editorial awards, The Blount Countian also won third place in Class C for the football special section in the Best Regularly Scheduled Special Section category.

The APA Summer Convention was held at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach.