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OOIDA media receive 19 awards in TWNA annual competition

The TWNA Communication Awards are the centerpiece of the organization’s annual Industry Awards Banquet. Now in its ninth year, the Communication Award program generated 78 entries ranging from newspaper and magazine articles to covers and layouts to press events.

More than 60 of the top-scoring entries received awards this year. Winners included magazines, publishing companies, public relations firms and individuals. The competition recognizes excellence in trucking industry journalism in both the trade and the mainstream press, as well as excellence in communication by public relations professionals.

The following are awards received by OOIDA’s media outlets, Land Line Magazine and “Land Line Now.”

Bronze Awards
Land Line Magazine - Failure to Launch - Clarissa Kell-Holland
Land Line Magazine - In a Perfect World - David Tanner
Land Line Magazine - 2011 Chain Advisory - Jami Jones
Land Line Magazine - 2012 Legislative Guide - Keith Goble
“Land Line Now” - Aaron Tippin: A Truck Driver Who Made Good - Terry Scruton and James Fetzer

Silver Awards
Land Line Magazine - Cracked Carols - Bill Hudgins
Land Line Magazine - One Gargle over the Line - Charlie Morasch
Land Line Magazine - In Harm’s Way - Clarissa Kell-Holland, Charlie Morasch, Nikohle Ellis and Greg Holmes
Land Line Magazine - Tapping into Power on the Road - Xantrex Technology
“Land Line Now” - Joplin Copes with Damage from Historic Tornado - Patsy Terrell and Barry Spillman
“Land Line Now” - Radioactive Cars - The Wave of the Future? - Reed Black and James Fetzer

Gold Awards
Land Line Magazine - July 2011 Issue - Land Line Staff
Land Line Magazine - Pork Chop Diaries - Land Line Staff
Land Line Magazine - Truck of the Future - Paul Abelson and Jami Jones
Land Line Magazine - What Happened to Bette Garber’s Pictures? - Suzanne Stempiniski and Sandi Soendker
“Land Line Now” - Zombie Apocalypse? You, Too, Can be Prepared. - Mark Reddig and James Fetzer
“Land Line Now” - Anne Ferro - Getting the Lowdown - Terry Scruton, Jami Jones, David Tanner and James Fetzer

The following awards were selected from all entries receiving 98 points or more on the 100 point scale used to judge each entry. There are five best of division categories: public relations, total publication, radio, magazine graphics and magazine writing. The following entries were deemed best in division among qualifying entries.

Best of Division Awards Radio
“Land Line Now” - Anne Ferro - Getting the Lowdown - Terry Scruton, Jami Jones, David Tanner and James Fetzer

Magazine Writing
Land Line Magazine - Truck of the Future - Paul Abelson and Jami Jones