REP OF THE YEAR: Chinchilla News Site Supervisor Bobbie Gorring picked up the award for Advertising Sales Representative of the Year at the Queensland Country Press Associations awards over the weekend.
REP OF THE YEAR: Chinchilla News Site Supervisor Bobbie Gorring picked up the award for Advertising Sales Representative of the Year at the Queensland Country Press Associations awards over the weekend. Rachael Green

Bobbie wins at Country Press Awards

THE Chinchilla News' Site Supervisor Bobbie Gorring bulldozed the competition at the Queensland Country Press Association's awards over the weekend, winning accolades for Advertising Sales Representative of the Year.

Ms Gorring was applauded at the annual awards night in Brisbane on Saturday for her initiative in driving three advertising campaigns which helped reduce the paper's revenue decline as a result of the dramatic downturn in the CSG industry.

The long-time staff member of Chinchilla News said she had been really taken aback by the win.

"It was a huge surprise considering the calibre of the other nominees," Ms Gorring said.

"The recognition is incredibly humbling. I am also super proud of (fellow Chinchilla News' sales representative) Rachael Green for picking up third place in the awards. I work with a great bunch of people, so this is really for them."

Other awards:

Best Newspaper Printed Supplement- Run of Press: Third place: Chinchilla News- "A Storm to Remember"

Best Sport Picture: Third place: Matthew Newton, Chinchilla News-"Motocross"

Most Improved Newspaper: Second Place: Surat Basin News

Best Newspaper Employing Two or Less Journalists: Third place: Surat Basin News

Best Newspaper Printed Supplement- Stand Alone: Highly Commended: 2016 Rainfall Chart

Best Special Publication: Second place: Mining Resource Guide and third place: Western Warrego Highway Travel Guide

Advertising Sales Representative of the Year: Third place: Rachael Green