The Islander newspaper recently received honors from the Florida Press Association, winning 10 awards for display advertising excellence in its circulation category and in open circulation.
The Islander won first place in the group ad promotion category, open circulation division, for its Back to School advertising. The newspaper also won Best Real Estate ad, open circulation, for an Edgewater Real Estate ad.
Five second place awards were presented to The Islander, including a home builders ad for Coastal Cottages; special section: Storm Avengers; automotive for Holmes Beach Automotive; special section for Tour of Homes, and for furniture advertising in open circulation for Island Girl Interiors.
The Islander also garnered third place honors in the furniture advertising category for Pamaro Shop; the entertainment/dining category for the Tiki Bar, and best use of clip art for the Flea Market.
In July, The Islander was named No. 1 newspaper in the state as one of the three Best of Show at the annual FPA awards banquet held at the Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. The award is based on the accumulation of points by every newspaper for first, second and third-place finishes in various news categories.
The Best of Show honor meant the newspaper was judged by the FPA as the best newspaper of the year in its circulation category.