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Top team! WIN News triumphs at 2017 Queensland Multi Media Awards

WIN News won all television categories

WIN News is celebrating its success at the 2017 Queensland Multi Media Awards announced this week, with a win in every major category.

Offering regional Queensland viewers six individual local bulletins, the network covers the state with WIN News Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, and Toowoomba providing a full half hour of local news, sport and weather, weeknights from 6pm.

WIN News won all television categories and six journalism categories in the 2017 Awards.

In paying tribute to the Queensland news team, WIN’s director of news Stella Lauri said: “These award wins are testament to the fact that WIN News is Queensland’s best news service. No other news service can match us and the award wins prove the quality of our stories and our bulletins in regional Queensland. Well done to our state news director Chris Wordsworth and his team across Queensland.”

Chris Wordsworth responded by saying: “It is an extraordinary outcome for the WIN family. It recognises the hard work and passion invested in producing a television news service we can all be very proud of. In each of three categories – Best Controversial Story, Best General Story, Best News/Sport Camerawork – WIN News secured all three finalist berths. Congratulations to everyone who had their work recognised by the independent, external judging panel for a finalist berth. That is a significant achievement in these state-wide awards. To our awards recipients, congratulations and thank you for being outstanding ambassadors for WIN News in Queensland. You have produced work that has been deemed, the best.”

WIN Network CEO Andrew Lancaster echoed the remarks of his news chiefs saying: “This is the 25th year of the Queensland Multi Media Awards. Since the inaugural awards, WIN News is the most-awarded regional news service in Queensland with 55 finalists and 45 award winners. No other regional news service in this state has come close. Across the network we are so proud of their achievements not just in winning the awards but in the significant contribution our news teams make every day to deliver our 6pm bulletins each night. It is no easy feat to produce 30 minutes of news, sport and weather unique to each news market. Congratulations to all!”

The Queensland Multi Media Awards cover print, television, radio and multimedia and call for entries from Toowoomba to Mt. Isa, the Sunshine Coast to Cairns. Recognising high standards of work, the awards are judged by an independent external panel.

Highlights – Queensland Multi Media Awards

WIN News is the most-awarded regional news service in Queensland.

WIN = 45 awards, 55 finalists
Seven = 25 awards, 44 finalists
Southern Cross = 2 awards, 3 finalists

2017 Winners

WIN News won all of the television category awards (T) and six journalism (J) awards. (Journalism awards are open to all media – television, newspapers, radio and online news sites)

Best Television Presenter News/Sport/Weather (T)
Lincoln Humphries

Best Television Reporter (J)
Caitlin Crowley, WIN News Toowoomba

Best News Story (J)
WIN News Rockhampton
Defence Anger by Laura Gardiner

Best General Story (J)
WIN News Toowoomba
Refugee Special by Caitlin Crowley

Best Controversial Story (J)
WIN News Sunshine Coast, Hanson Expenses by Chris Wordsworth

In the following categories, WIN News secured all three finalists:

Best Sport Story (J)
WIN News Cairns
Rising Star – Luca by Britt Ramsey

Best Tourism Story (J)
WIN News Wide Bay
Mary Poppins Lights by Katie Wong Hoy (now Katie Gallagher)

Best News/Sport Camerawork (T)
WIN News Sunshine Coast
Fire Night by Peter Abercrombie

Best Editing/Production Technique (open to all media, including commercial production houses and documentary filmmakers)
WIN News Cairns
Warehouse Rave by Duncan Bain

In the following categories, WIN News secured two of the three finalists:

Best Controversial Story
WIN News Sunshine Coast (winner)
WIN News Townsville
WIN News Cairns

Best General Story
WIN News Toowoomba (winner)
WIN News Wide Bay
WIN News Townsville

Best News/Sport Camerawork
WIN News Sunshine Coast (winner)
WIN News Toowoomba
WIN News Cairns

Best Presenter
Lincoln Humphries (winner)
Hannah McEwan

Best News Story
WIN Rockhampton (winner)
WIN Toowoomba

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