OOIDA media staff were recognized Thursday evening in Louisville as among the “best” at the trucking industry’s communication awards. Managing Editor Sandi Soendker accepted the award for Best of Single Issue for the staff’s March/April 2008 issue of Land Line. Land Line Now’s Reed Black and Barry Spillman accepted the award for Best of Radio for “The Run for the Wall.”
The Communication Awards are the centerpiece of the annual Truck Writer of North America Industry Awards Banquet. Now in its sixth year, the Communication Award program generated nearly 100 entries ranging from newspaper and magazine articles, to covers and layouts, to press events.
Here’s a complete list of Land Line’s and Land Line Now’s winning entries.
Magazine Writing – Technical: General – “Unlucky 13” – Land Line Magazine – Bronze Award to Jeff Barker.
Radio – Interview – “The Speed Doctor” – Land Line Now – Bronze Award to Mark Reddig and Barry Spillman.
Radio – Personality Profile – “The Goodyear Highway Heroes” – Land Line Now – Bronze Award to Terry Scruton and Barry Spillman.
Radio – Truck Show – “A Day at Mid-America” – Land Line Now – Bronze Award to Terry Scruton and Barry Spillman.
Magazine Writing – Feature – “When does the truck start driving you?” – Land Line Magazine – Silver Award to Charlie Morasch.
Magazine Writing – Business – “There are 50 ways to leave your toll road” – Land Line Magazine – Silver Award to David Tanner.
Radio – Driver’s Lifestyle – “A chance for Chance” – Land Line Now – Silver Award to Terry Scruton and Barry Spillman.
Magazine Writing – Best Single Issue – March/April 2008 Issue – Land Line Magazine – Gold Award to Land Line Staff.
Radio – Public Service – “The Truckers for Troops Telethon” – Land Line Now – Gold Award to Land Line Now Staff and Barry Spillman and James Fetzer.
Radio – Driver’s Lifestyle – “The Run for the Wall” – Land Line Now – Gold Award to Reed Black and Barry Spillman.
More than 60 of the top-scoring entries received awards this year. Winners included magazines and 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 with the industry by public relations professionals. These included TWNA members and nonmembers.
The Communication Awards include categories for writing, graphics, broadcast, Web sites and internal communications, just to name a few. Virtually everything from feature articles, to press kits, to marketing brochures, to magazine redesigns are all included in the scope of the program. Nearly everything except advertising is eligible for entry.
The entries are peer-judged.