The North Platte Telegraph was named the winner of the color category in the 2010 Inland Press Association Print Quality Contest for newspapers with a circulation of fewer than 15,000. The runner up in the color print category was the Venice Gondolier Sun, Venice, Fla.
The Telegraph also received runner-up honors in the black and white category with the News-Register, McMinnville, Ore., taking the top spot....
Entries for the contest were required to run in the paper (remember the photograph of the camel and the mountain?) as part of the normal press run. The contest was open to newspapers in the U.S., Canada and Bermuda. Each participating paper received a color and/or black and white proof and digital photo. The object of the contest was to reproduce the best match on newsprint.
"That camel was difficult to tone correctly with the details of sand and sky and the bright red on the saddle," said Telegraph publisher Peter Rogers.