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I feel the same as you, Bryan. If you know what you’re looking for, you can tell there are issues there. But with me having to do several pages (design) a night, I never have the time to be as creative as I want to be. If they actually give me more than a day to work on something, chances are, I can make something decent (not spectacular, but decent) out of it.
I will say, however humbly as I can, that I did manage to win the South Carolina Press Association first place award for special section design with our high school football section (this was announced last week). Most categories (reporting, headline writing, that sort of thing) are placed in categories based on circulation size, so the big papers won’t crush the little papers. I work for a medium-sized paper here. For special sections, however, you’re going up against every newspaper in the state, no matter what circulation. Bigger newspapers had like six or seven people working on their sections. For us, it was just me. My theme? I made all of our area high school football coaches into bobble head dolls, put them on a playing field and called the thing “Head Games.”
I am shocked I won first place. I thought I might get an honorable mention at the very least.
Anyway, my two cents, for what they’re worth.