The Review took home two awards from the Victorian Country Press Association awards on Friday night.

The North Central Review won two awards at the Victorian Country Press Association awards on Friday night.

General manager/ editor Lauren Duffy, journalist Max Davies and former journalist Colin MacGillivray won best news story in the circulation over 6000 category for their coverage of floods in the Mitchell Shire in October, 2022.

Mr MacGillivray also won an award for best photo study, over 6000 category, for his photographs of Kilmore wrestler Mitch Waterman.

See the full report and the photograph series here.

Former Review journalist Colin MacGillivray’s photo of Kilmore wrestler Mitch Waterman, taken in February, won a Victorian Country Press Association award.

The awards night celebrated the best work by regional Victorian newspapers across journalism, photography, advertising and newspaper excellence.

Ms Duffy, who attended the awards ceremony at Melburne’s RACV Club, said she was thrilled the Review’s work was judged among the state’s best.

Victorian Country Press Association awards sponsors Tanya Gordon, from Advanced Publishing Systems, presents North Central Review general manager/ editor Lauren Duffy with the best news story award.

“To be recognised in the over 6000 circulation category competing against some major regional newspapers is a fantastic achievement for our small team,” she said.

“The floods in October last year were a major news event, especially for Seymour, and we tried our best to provide our communities with up-to-date information via our website and social media, as well as through our print edition.”

The Review‘s flood coverage for which it won the news award for:

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