The Wallowa County Chieftain earns seven awards for news and advertising

The Wallowa County Chieftain earned two awards for news and five for advertising in the Oregon Newspaper Publisher’s Association 2013 annual contests. The awards were announced at the annual ONPA convention in Bend and included three first-place trophies. The contest covers entires published during the calendar year 2012.

ONPA Better News Contest Winners 2013

  • (1) Best Editorial, Group F, Wallowa County Chieftain, “State’s Flora station plan should provide option for reopening” Rob Ruth
  • (2) Best Editorial, Group F, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Line’s operation falling short of cherished vision” Rob Ruth

ONPA Best Ads Ideas Winners 2013

  • (1) Most effective us of small space, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Taking care of yourself and those you love …” Jim Sackett, Heather Honeywell
  • (1) Best blank and white ad, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Snowmobile Loans!” staff
  • (2) Best institutional section, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Wallowa County Outdoors” Staff
  • (2) Best advertising headline, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Slay Spiders & Destroy Dandelions” Jim Sackett, Heather Honeywell
  • (2) Best single house ad, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Wallowa County Outdoors” Heather Honeywell, Jim Sackett
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