The Southern Utah News once again came away a big winner at the annual Utah Press Association Convention in St. George.

The SUN was awarded four first place plaques, four second place certificates and one third place.

The first place awards were for the Best Circulation Promotion, the Best Use of Ad Color, the Best Feature Photo and the Best News Photo.

The second place awards were for Best In-House Promotion, Best Display Ad, Best Use of Ad Color and Best Website. The third place award was Best Feature Photo.

The Best Circulation Promotion was the “Read It and Reap” campaign the SUN ran late last year. The Best Use of Ad Color was for the Kanab 10K Race last Mother’s Day. Two of Barry Glazier’s terrific photos were the Best Feature Photo (two bighorn sheep at Zion) and the Best News Photo (Perseids Meteor Shower south of Fredonia).

The second place awards were for the SUN website (www.sunews.net), the vacation guide photo contest for Best In-House Promotion; the Best Display Ad for Jacob Hamblin Days, the Best Use of Ad Color for the Page Balloon Rally.

The third place award in the Best Feature Photo category was for Barry Glazier’s photo of a cowboy hanging onto a cow’s tail at Jacob Hamblin Days.