BLE wins four first-place awards for publication, website excellence

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers received four first-place awards for editorial excellence from the Association of Railway Communicators (ARC) in November at the ARC's annual awards competition in Tampa, Fla.

The ARC is the nation's oldest industrial editors' organization, and is comprised of writers, editors and public relations professionals throughout the railroad industry. U.S. and Canadian Class I and Shortline railroads, rail labor and government agencies participate in the ARC's annual workshops.

The BLE received four first-place awards for publication and website excellence. The Locomotive Engineers Journal was recognized twice with one first place award for "Best Photography" and a second first place award for "Best Feature Article."

The BLE website was honored in the category of "Best Electronic Newsletter" for its daily news section, "Today's Headlines."

The BLE's fourth first-place award was given to the Locomotive Engineer Newsletter in the category of "Best Newsletter."

The awards competition was administered by three neutral judges employed outside the railroad industry, and BLE publications were judged against the work of other unions and various Class I railroads.

The "Best Feature Article" was awarded for the focus section of the Spring 2000 issue of the Locomotive Engineers Journal titled "137 years and 5 issues." The "Best Photography" award was given for photos used in the article, "Furry friends teach kids about railway safety," published in the Spring 2000 issue of the Journal.


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