Chieftain wins seven awards

Wallowa County ChieftainThe Wallowa County Chieftain garnered a total of seven awards in two annual contests sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA).

The Chieftain news staff received three awards in ONPA’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, while the newspaper’s advertising department brought home four awards in the association’s 2015 Better Ad Ideas Contest. Submissions are judged against those from other newspapers of similarly sized circulation.

In the Better Newspaper Contest, an installment of former reporter Rocky Wilson’s Jabberwock II column, headlined, “Rayford saw the crew through,” was awarded first place in the Best Local Column category. Wilson also wrote “Wolves traveling closer to residences,” a story awarded third place in Best Spot News.

An editorial penned by Editor Rob Ruth, “Incumbent bark up wrong tree with dog regs,” was meanwhile awarded first place in the Best Editorial category.

On the advertising side, Advertising Sales Consultant Brooke Pace and Graphic Designer Robby Day were architects of submissions titled “Safe Harbors: Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” which won first place in the Best Institutional/Image Ad category; “BeeCharmed Marketplace,” first place in Merchandising Ad/Best Multi-color; “Donate a Bag of Food,” second place in Most Effective Use of Small Space; and “North Street Pizza,” third place in the Merchandising Ad category.

ONPA is based in Salem.

The Wallowa County Chieftain is an EO Media Group publication.