Who do I need to contact?
Please ring Scott Draper on 03 5633 2591 or 0448 506 842
(leave a message if not answered and we will get to you shortly)
Advertising terms and conditions
Click here to read our advertising terms and conditions. If you have advertised with us, your order form will reference these terms and conditions
Click Here for copyright of advertisements in Traf News
What is the closing date for advertisements?
All adcopy must be received at the Traf News by the 9th of the month prior to publication (e.g., an advertisement received by 9 February will be published in the March edition).
What are our advertisement rates?
We have a broad range of advertisement sizes at a price to meet the needs of our advertisers.
Click here for advertisement prices
How should you layout your advertisements?
You may provide your own layout of a complete advertisement in an electronic format or provide the wording and graphics (submitted separately). Your advertisement will then be laid out by a member of the Layout Team and returned to you for confirmation.
If you are providing your own advertisement in an electronic format, it:
➡May be a JPG or PDF format (not Publisher, etc)
➡Should be converted to grayscale before making a PDF file. ( A B&W file created in a colour mode will use colour in the "Black" and when printed will appear very faded as the colour in the "Black" does not print).
If you wish to provide your ad in a DOC (Word) format, please also provide the graphics in separate files. This will then be re-formatted by a member of the Layout team.
If you wish to provide a full advertisement (or part thereof) in hard copy, please supply a very good, clean, original copy, not folded or stapled.
Graphics for your advertisement
Clip Art - we have a wide selection available or we can use any you supply
Logos - your business / group logo can be incorporated (in electronic or good, hard copy)
Photos - electronic copies should be in JPG format at full resolution (mobile phones are usually not of a high enough quality) or good clear hard copy.
Pictures taken from the internet - are often tiny in size (only meant for viewing, not downloading). Check that any graphic you download is large enough and prints well. Otherwise find a good hard copy.
How do I get further information on the layout of my advertisement?
Email to: email@example.com
Ring: Traf News on 03 5633 2591 (leave message if unattended)
Contact your sales representative
Click here for a print out of the information as to how you do your advertisement
Where do I send my advertisement?
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post to: Advertisements, P.O. Box 25, Trafalgar Vic 3824
Via our Online Submission form (below)
What is the closing date for articles?
The closing dates for article submissions are as follows:
14 January (Feb edition)
14 February (Mar edition)
14 March (April edition)
14 April (May edition)
14 May (June edition)
14 June (July edition)
14 July (Aug edition)
14 August (Sept edition)
14 September (Oct edition)
14 October (Nov edition)
14 November (Dec edition)
What is the format for articles and photographs?
Articles sent electronically must either be in Microsoft Word ('doc' or 'docx') or text ('txt') format. This is our preferred method for receiving articles. There is no need to format articles.
Articles sent manually must be in legible handwriting or type written.
Digital photographs (sent electronically) must be in 'jpg' or 'tif' format. They must be high resolution (e.g., at least 1mb in size) to ensure the production of a high quality photograph. Photographs from mobile phones are not encouraged as their resolution is low, resulting in poor quality photographs.
There is no need to edit photographs prior to sending them to us. Please let us know if you wish to use only part of the photograph.
Analogue photographs (the 'old (hardcopy) way') must be high quality. They will be scanned and the original returned to you if requested. If the photo is from a digital camera or has been scanned, it is preferred to send the digital version.
What handy hints are there for writing articles?
If you are interested in submitting an article to the Traf News, the editor has put together the following hints and guidelines for writing articles in the correct style and layout. These handy hints will help you to write an article for the Traf News that will attract, and then maintain, the readers' interest. They will allow you to write an article that meets the Traf News' standards without inhibiting writers' natural writing style.
Click here for the style guide
How do I submit my article?
An Article may be submitted in the following ways;
Email to: email@example.com
Post to: Articles, P.O. Box 25, Trafalgar Vic 3824
Via our Online Submission form (below)
Advertisements - Please see here
or download our latest Advertising Info PDF here
Articles - Please see here
or download our latest Style Guide Info PDF here
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 03 5633 2591
P.O. Box 25, Trafalgar Vic 3824
Traf News is Trafalgar's community newspaper, which is published by Traf News Inc, a community-based incorporated association.
Traf News is published monthly (except January), with each edition distributed in the week prior to the commencement of the month. It is produced with 6 columns to the page.
The Traf News is delivered free of charge to all households and businesses in Trafalgar, by rural mail to out-lying districts (Narracan, Trafalgar East and Yarragon) and placed in convenient locations in Trafalgar (Newsagent and Gracie's Bakery), Willow Grove (General Store), Thorpdale (Milk Bar) and Yarragon (Newsagent and Supermarket).
Committee of management
President: John Freyne
Vice president: Vacant
Secretary: Tina Hambleton
Assistant Secretary: Quentin O'Keefe
Treasurer: Rod Cheatley
HR: Tina Hambleton
Committee Members: Vacant
Editors: Liam Durkin, Mark Walshe - email@example.com
Sales: Scott Draper - 0448 506 842 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Graphic Design: Sarah Mangion - email@example.com
Finance Officer: Reagan Montgomery - firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLDING 2018 - List of clubs requested to help:
FEB: TENNIS CLUB (31 January)
MAR: CHAMBER of COMMERCE (28 February)
APR: LIONS CLUB (28 March)
MAY: TRAFALGAR PROBUS CLUB (2 May)
JUN: TRAFALGAR MEN’S SHED (30 May0)
JUL: TRAFALGAR GOLF CLUB (27 June)
AUG: TRAFALGAR ROTARY CLUB (1 August)
SEP: URALLA NATURE RESERVE (29 August)
OCT: TRAF BOWLS CLUB (26 September)
NOV: TRAF PARK BOWLS CLUB (31 October)
DEC: TANJIL VALLEY GARDEN GROUP (26 November)
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