Friday, March 28, 2014

Scoring awards from Truck Writers of North America? Sweet.

The Truck Writers of North America Communication Awards is now in its 11th year of recognizing excellence in trucking industry journalism.

The awards dinner takes place every year at MATS. This year, the TWNA Communication Awards program generated 97 entries, ranging from newspaper and magazine articles to covers and layouts to press events. Only 70 scored high enough to earn an award. Only a select few scored division “bests.”

It’s a tough peer-judged competition, and when you see some of the other entries it’s always humbling. The trucking press is an extraordinary group -- remarkable in fact. Some of the writing, the art, the video we saw showcased last night was impressive. It makes you appreciate it when your entry is good enough to be recognized.

The Best of Division Awards are the biggies and Best of Radio went to Host Mark Reddig, Senior Engineer/Producer Barry Spillman and Second Sound Engineer James Fetzer for a segment on Glenn Childress, “Driver of Presidents.”

A second Best of Division award went to LL Editor-in-chief Sandi Soendker who was awarded Best of Internet for a blog that took her to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery to participate in a Wreaths Across America ceremony.

Kudos to Today’s Trucking – the excellent Canadian magazine that won the Best of the Best. 

Here’s a list of awards won this year by OOIDA media.

Gold Awards
Land Line MagazineHow flow can you go? – Paul Abelson
Land Line MagazinePork Chop Diaries – Land Line Staff
Land Line MagazineThe way we were – Greg Grisolano
Land Line MagazineWhen Johnny came trucking home – Bill Hudgins – WAA: Glad I did that – Sandi Soendker
“Land Line Now” – Glenn Childress – driver for presidents – Mark H. Reddig, Barry Spillman and James Fetzer
“Land Line Now” – Truckers survive disastrous storm – Patsy Terrell and Barry Spillman

Silver Award
Land Line MagazineJune 2012 Issue – Land Line Staff

Bronze Awards
Land Line MagazineLayover at Lucas – Sandi Soendker
Land Line MagazineThe big squeeze – David Tanner and Sandi Soendker
Land Line MagazineWhat’s your clearance, Clarence? – David Tanner
“Land Line Now” – Election Preview Special – Mark H. Reddig and Barry Spillman
“Land Line Now” – Truckers share memories of Dale Sommers – Mark H. Reddig & Barry Spillman

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