Barrier Truth triumphs!

The Barrier Truth enjoyed a sensational night at the Country Press NSW Awards, securing an impressive tally of four awards.

Our front page from March 22, focusing on the Menindee fish kill event, garnered the prestigious Best Front-Page Award. Judges described it as “a clear winner,” lauding the simple yet effective design.

In addition to that, we also received the Best House Advertising Design Award, which judges deemed “a great advertisement promoting paid subscriptions.”

The Barrier Truth further captured an editorial double, clinching both the Best News Story and Best Sports Story Awards.

The Best News Story Award was granted for our coverage of the Broken Hill City Council’s decision to discontinue funding for Welcome to Country ceremonies. Judges described the piece as “a well-researched, balanced article with plenty of quotes from all sides of the debate, that gave the reader a deeper understanding of what can be a very sensitive topic.”

Lastly, the Best Sports Story Award was given for our examination of the racism allegations that shook the Barrier District Cricket League towards the end of last season. Judges found this specific article “well-crafted and compelling.”

Congratulations to the entire staff on these significant achievements. To our loyal readers, fear not: these awards have only motivated us to aim even higher next year.


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