Friday, 02 November 2012 09:54


#19 wins popular vote in 2013 Directory Cover Contest 

The 2013 Texas Newspaper Directory Cover Contest votes are in, and we have a winner! It was a close race - 185 ballots were cast - but the clear winner (with 19 percent of the vote) is ... drum roll, please ... #19 by the Austin Business Journal! The photo was taken by ABJ Photographer Nick Simonite in the Big Bend region of West Texas and the design is by ABJ Creative Services Director Dan Pawlik.

The runner-up (with 16 percent of the vote) is #8 by Graphic Designer Kelly Mason at the Hood County News.

THANK YOU to everyone who submitted an entry. We received numerous compliments from voters on all of the covers. Bill Woodall, publisher of the Kilgore News Herald, said it best: "It appears to me you have 19 years worth of Directory covers."

We hope the contest was fun for everyone, and we look forward to seeing what our talented membership will come up with next year!

Look for more information about the winning cover, including an interview with the ABJ crew, in the December issue of the Texas Press Messenger. The 2013 Texas Newspaper Directory will be published in December. Members, check your mailbox for your copy after the first of the year.