Honored repeatedly over its long history, the Vineyard Gazette has received 81 journalism awards in the last three years alone from the New England Newspaper and Press Association.
The New England Better Newspaper Competition receives about 3,200 nominations each year in categories that span news reporting, commentary, photography, design, promotions and advertising. The distinguished panel of judges includes present and past editors, reporters and journalism educators.
In three out of the past four years, the Gazette won the top award, first place for general excellence, among weekly newspapers. For 2013, the Gazette won for best overall website, best website design and excellence in advertising, among other prizes.
Here is a selection of stories, photographs and designs that were recognized by NENPA in the latest competition.