MILTON — The Crestview News Bulletin has won five industry awards.

GateHouse Media, which owns the News Bulletin, recognized the news organization in two Division D categories:

Social Media Excellence, Thomas Boni, Crestview News Bulletin, first place
Sports Section or Page, Staff, Crestview News Bulletin, first place
Columnist of the Year: Thomas Boni, Crestview News Bulletin, third place

Best of GateHouse winners are chosen among GHM's hundreds of news offices nationwide. GHM’s Northwest Florida region was well represented with numerous awards for the News Bulletin, the Northwest Florida Daily News and the Santa Rosa Press Gazette.

The Florida Press Association’s Better Weekly Newspaper contest recognized the News Bulletin in two Division C categories:

Serious Column (Sally Latham Memorial Award): Thomas Boni
Business Reporting: Brian Hughes

Out-of-state industry executives with newsroom experience judged the BNC’s entries, according to the FPA’s website.

The News Bulletin awaits the FPA’s announcement for the BNC awards’ rankings. Winners will be announced during an Aug. 11 presentation at the 2017 Florida Media Conference in Naples.

“The Best of GateHouse and Better Weekly Newspaper Contest awards confirm what News Bulletin readers already know: We work tirelessly to provide North Okaloosa County quality news and commentary,” Editor Thomas Boni said.

“We thank all our readers for their feedback, which helps us constantly improve.”