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Boca Beacon wins 15 Florida Press awards

April 11, 2024
By Staff Report

The Florida Press Association has notified the Boca Beacon that it has won 15 awards for its coverage in 2023. The awards are set to be announced at their upcoming July conference. Three of those awards are for members of our larger Boca Grande Community, including a community service award.

Across all news and online media, the Boca Beacon won a state community service award for in the categorgy of public service campaign. The paper submitted the campaign for Auxcomm, or the Auxiliary Communications of the Boca Grande Fire Department, in the name of Chief C.W. Blosser.

The Association only announces awards but does not announce what place they are.

For reader generated photo, the Friends of Boca Grande won an award for reader-generated photo, as did MasTec, the contractor for the Boca Grande cell tower. Other categories of awards included:

  • Editorial Page
  • Hurricane Coverage, General News Story
  • Humorous Column
  • Original Local Cartoon Award (two awards)
  • Feature Photo
  • Spot News Photo
  • Special Issue, Section or Supplement 
  • Agricultural & Environmental Reporting
  • Faith & Family Reporting 
  • Arts, Entertainment Reporting (two awards)

The Florida Media Conference will be held July 25-26 at the Hilton Orlando in Bonnet Creek.