SA Country Press award winners stand proud | PHOTOS

South Australia's Regional journalists and advertising teams took a night off from their busy newsroom schedules on Friday to gather in Adelaide for the 2014 Country Press Awards.

More than 150 people were present for the awards, at the new Adelaide Oval, which recognised the best work in journalism, photography and advertising from newspapers across the state. 

Former Murray Valley Standard colleagues Joanne Fosdike, Digital Journalist SA, Sharon Hansen, Murray Valley Standard, Paul Franke, Victor Harbor, Dylan Hogarth, Murray Valley Standard, show off their collective win at the 2014 Country Press Awards. Photo: Jarrad Delaney.

Former Murray Valley Standard colleagues Joanne Fosdike, Digital Journalist SA, Sharon Hansen, Murray Valley Standard, Paul Franke, Victor Harbor, Dylan Hogarth, Murray Valley Standard, show off their collective win at the 2014 Country Press Awards. Photo: Jarrad Delaney.

Trevor McAuliffe, Country Press, at the Country Press  Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Trevor McAuliffe, Country Press, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Kate Bilney and Kayleigh Bruce, Whyalla News, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Kate Bilney and Kayleigh Bruce, Whyalla News, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Dylan Hogarth, Murray Valley Standard, collects the inaugral Bright Spark Award at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Dylan Hogarth, Murray Valley Standard, collects the inaugral Bright Spark Award at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Paul Thomas, Star News Group,  joins Kaylene and Michael Ellis, Yorke Peninsula Country Times for the Country Press Awards at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Paul Thomas, Star News Group, joins Kaylene and Michael Ellis, Yorke Peninsula Country Times for the Country Press Awards at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Todd Bennet accompanies girlfriend Renee White, Fairfax Digital Sales, to the Country Press Awards held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Todd Bennet accompanies girlfriend Renee White, Fairfax Digital Sales, to the Country Press Awards held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Ryneisha Bollard and Ben Haines, The River News, at Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Ryneisha Bollard and Ben Haines, The River News, at Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Sharon Hansen, Murray Valley Standard, picks up the Best Newspaper award for circulation 2,500 - 6,000 at the 2014 Country Press Awards. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Sharon Hansen, Murray Valley Standard, picks up the Best Newspaper award for circulation 2,500 - 6,000 at the 2014 Country Press Awards. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Alix Quinn , Whyalla News, Renee White, Fairfax Digital Sales, and Paul Franke, Victor Harbor Times, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Alix Quinn , Whyalla News, Renee White, Fairfax Digital Sales, and Paul Franke, Victor Harbor Times, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Tricia Waters, Digital Sales, and Nathan Bolan, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Tricia Waters, Digital Sales, and Nathan Bolan, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Dylan Smith, Port Pirie Recorder, and Tina Traeger at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Dylan Smith, Port Pirie Recorder, and Tina Traeger at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Lee Curnow, Naracoorte Herald, with wife Mandy Curnow at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Lee Curnow, Naracoorte Herald, with wife Mandy Curnow at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Member for Light Tony Piccolo and Trevor Channon, Rural Press Printing, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Member for Light Tony Piccolo and Trevor Channon, Rural Press Printing, at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Dylan Hogarth and Sharon Hansen, Murray Valley Standard, at Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Dylan Hogarth and Sharon Hansen, Murray Valley Standard, at Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Ryan Smith, Transcontinental and Roxby Downs Sun, with girlfriend Hannah Gerace at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Ryan Smith, Transcontinental and Roxby Downs Sun, with girlfriend Hannah Gerace at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Stephen Nelson at  the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Stephen Nelson at the Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

Country Press Awards 2014 held at the new Adelaide Oval. Photo: Joanne Fosdike.

The Murray Valley Standard took home the coveted Best Newspaper award for mastheads with a circulation of between 2,500 and 6,000 - for the 10th year in a row.

Editor Sharon Hansen said the win was the result of a strong team of journalists working together.

Mrs Hansen refused to concede 2015 would be a shoe-in for the paper to take home the Best Newspaper title for the 11th time, especially with a fairly new team of journalists now at work in the Murray Bridge office.

Full list of award winners:

Best Newspaper circulation over 6000 - Border Watch

Best Newspaper circulation between 2,500 and 6,000 - The Murray Valley Standard.

Best Newspaper circulation under 2500 - South East Times

Editorial Writing - The Bunyip

Excellence in Journalism - Yorke Peninsula Country Times

Best Sports Story - The Courier

Best Community Profile - Joanne Fosdike,  Murray Valley Standard

Bright Spark Award - Dylan Hogarth, Murray Valley Standard.

Best Front Page - The Courier

Best News Photograph - Yorke Peninsula Country Times

Best Sports Photograph - Barossa Herald

Best Advertising Feature - Port Lincoln Times

Best Advertisement Image/Branding - The Leader

Best Advertisement Priced Product - The Courier

Best Supplement - The Leader