COUNTRY STYLE CELEBRATION: Bush Telegraph sales consultant Annette Weatherstone and reporter Toni Somes celebrate the Bush Tele winning a prestigious PANPA award.
COUNTRY STYLE CELEBRATION: Bush Telegraph sales consultant Annette Weatherstone and reporter Toni Somes celebrate the Bush Tele winning a prestigious PANPA award. Wendy Ferguson

Bush Tele comes up trumps in newspaper awards

A WISE stockman once said "self praise is no praise" so this week we are letting some of the best media and marketing judges in the nation talk up our Bush Telegraph.

Our humble publication has won the prestigious Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association award for the best print advertising feature or editorially-driven supplement with a circulation under 10,000.

The win was announced at the prestigious 2013 PANPA AdAwards in Sydney where The Bush Tele was chosen over entries from across the Australia, New Zealand and The Pacific. Mark Holland, from The Newspaper Works, which created and hosted the awards, said they celebrated creative excellence.

"We continue to see rising standards in regional publishing, which is very encouraging," he said.

Warwick Daily News and Stanthorpe Border Post general manager Bruce Partridge was also impressed by the Bush Tele's success.

"In my 40-plus years in the newspaper industry I haven't seen a rural-based publication that comes anywhere near the Bush Tele for sheer reading enjoyment," Mr Partridge said.

"As general manager of several regional products over the years I have dreamt of papers of this quality.

"I feel priviledged to be a part of the institution known as the Bush Tele, it is not only entertaining but faithfully records stories on rural heritage and our bush people."

Mr Partridge paid tribute to the Bush Tele team of Annette Weatherstone, Toni Somes, Lyn Irwin-Kelly, Anna Gilchrist, Linda Mantova, Samantha Wantling, Linden Morris, Ella Archibald-Binge, along with regular columnists and contributors.

Meanwhile the Bush Tele team would like to extend a genuine thank you to our advertisers and readers, whose support has played an integral part in making the publication a success.



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