Astorian recognized for excellence at Oregon awards

Daily AstorianThe Astorian, which competed in the 10,000 or less circulation category, brought home 18 awards, including two firsts for Our Coast magazine.

The Daily Astorian and its sister publications and websites in Oregon earned 51 awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual Better Newspaper and Best Ad Ideas contests this week.

At the conference held at the Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach south of Linclon City, East Oregonian and The Daily Astorian were first and second in the general excellence category, which is the highest award presented where winners are to be the best examples in the industry.

Capital Press, the northwest’s agriculture newspaper and website, took first in six affiliate categories, including the sweepstakes award for having the most points.

The Astorian, which competed in the 10,000 or less circulation category, brought home 18 awards, including two firsts for Our Coast magazine. The awards were:

  • Second: General Excellence
  • First: Best merchandising section, Our Coast, John Bruijn, Staff, Display Advertising
  • First: Best campaign using print and online, Our Coast, John Bruijn
  • Second: Best Enterprise Reporting, Wanted: Sexual assault nurses, now, Chelsea Gorrow
  • Second: Best Local Column, Impressions, Nancy McCarthy
  • Second: Best Graphics, Trading Tansy Point, Alan Kenaga
  • Second: Best institutional section, Home for the Holidays, Sales staff, John Bruijn
  • Second: Best multi-sponsor ROP ads, Historic Downtown Astorian, Sales Staff, John Bruijn
  • Second: Best section cover, Our Coast, John Bruijn
  • Third: Best Special Section or Issue, Our Coast Rebecca Sedlak, John Bruijn, staff
  • Third: Best Editorial Page, Steve Forrester, Matt Winters, Sue Cody, Laura Sellers
  • Third: Best Feature Story: Personality, Hammond man blows his own horn, Edward Stratton
  • Third: Best Headline Writing, Patrick Webb
  • Third: Best Local Column, In One Ear, Elleda Wilson
  • Third: Best overall website, Crindalyn Lyster, Travis Clark, Laura Sellers
  • Third: Best institutional section, Craft Beer, John Bruijn, Sales Staff
  • Third: Best Merchandising Section, Wellness Directory, Sales Staff, John Bruijn
  • Third: Best section cover, Coastal Weddings Spring, John Bruijn, Sales Staff

 

East Oregonian

  • First: General Excellence
  • First: Best Special Section or Issue
  • First: Best Special Section or Issue
  • First: Best Feature Story: General
  • First: Best Headline Writing
  • First: Best Sports Photo
  • Second: Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues
  • Second: Best Lifestyle Coverage
  • Second: Best Sports Story
  • Second: Best Feature Photo
  • Second: Best News Photo
  • Second: Best online animated ad

 

Blue Mountain Eagle

  • First: Best Page One Design
  • First: Best advertising headline
  • Second: Best Writing
  • Second: Best Sports Photo
  • Second: Best advertising headline
  • Third: Best Special Section or Issue
  • Third: Best Editorial Page
  • Third: Best Writing
  • Third: Best Sports Photo
  • Third: Best institutional/image ad
  • Third: Best multi-sponsor ROP ads
  • Third: Most effective use of a small space

 

Capital Press

  • First: Sweepstakes
  • First: Target Audience
  • First: Photography
  • First: Writing
  • First: Design
  • First: Graphics
  • Second: Graphics
  • Third: Graphics

Wallowa County Chieftain

  • First: Best Editorial
  • First: Best Local Column
  • First: Best institutional/image ad
  • First: Best Multi-color merchandising ad
  • Second: Most effective use of a small space
  • Third: Best Multi-color merchandising ad
  • Third: Best Spot News Coverage

Hermiston Herald

  • First: Best Editorial
  • Third: Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues
  • Third: Best Lifestyle Coverage
  • Third: Best Sports Story