The Auburn Journal has won two awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest, and other Gold Country Media publications shined as well. The recognition, for 2010, included a second-place for editorial pages during the Aug. 4 to 29 timeframe and a Blue Ribbon Certificate of Achievement in the Public Service category for 49 Fire coverage. The Journal competed against newspapers across the state in the daily 10,001-to-25,000-circulation division. Other Gold Country Media newspapers recognized in the competition included three first-place awards — local breaking news, sports coverage and general news photo — for the Roseville Press Tribune, which competed in the weekly category for circulation of 25,000 and above; and a first-place public service award for the Lincoln News Messenger, in the weekly category, circulation 4,301 to 11,000. In addition, the Lincoln News Messenger won second-place for best front page in the Suburban Newspapers Association contest for 2010. The Better Newspapers Contest awards were presented April 16 in Los Angeles.