Our Awards

Our Awards

The Charleston Sun-Sentinel and our exceptional staff have won many awards over the years. Our publication has garnered recognition from news agencies since our inception in 1856.

The history of our publication runs deep into the developmental history of our community. Much of our work routinely impacts both local and state-wide elements within Mississippi.

Our editorial standards, consistent striving for excellence and our general sense of integrity have led to our paper featuring some outstanding award-winning journalism. Listed below are some of our most recent awards.


2021 Awards
Mississippi Press Association - Better Newspaper Contest - Advertising Division (for work in 2020)

 

• Retail Ad – Color, 3rd Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Krista McFerrin, "Say it with flowers, Flower Basket"

• Institutional Ad - Color, 2nd Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Krista McFerrin, "Cookies with Santa, Charleston Art Center"

• Financial Ad – Color, 3rd Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Krista McFerrin, "Plan for Rainy Days, Bank of Commerce"

• Political Ad - Color, 2nd Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Krista McFerrin, "Please Help Elect Rodzinski Weekly"

• Editorial Special Section - Newsprint, 1st Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Clay McFerrin & Krista McFerrin, "Graduation Keepsake Edition"

• Special Section - Advertising, 2nd Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Krista McFerrin, "Letters to Santa"

• Series of Ads – Color, 3rd Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Krista McFerrin, "Bill Mann Service Hero of the Month, Tallahatchie General Hospital"

• Theme Page, 2nd Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Clay McFerrin & Krista McFerrin, "Football Fever Contest"

• Classifieds, 1st Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Krista McFerrin, "Classifieds, July 2, July 9 and July 16, 2020" - Judges: “Crisp, clean, colorful pages. Very neat and eye catching.”

• Public Health or Safety Ad, 3rd Place: The Sun-Sentinel - Krista McFerrin, "Need-to-Know info ... COVID-19"

• General Excellence, 3rd Place: The Sun-Sentinel

 


As a final note, we would like to thank each member of our staff for helping us achieve this level of recognition over the years. We sincerely appreciate how driven they have been toward the cause of great journalism.

We would also like to thank our readers, who remain committed to keeping up with the news from Tallahatchie County.