BEND – The Blue Mountain Eagle racked up nine awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Best Ad Ideas Contest, held Sept. 23 to 25 at Mt. Bachelor Village.
The nine awards presented to the Eagle were the most by a nondaily newspaper.
Sierra Stafford, the Eagle’s graphic designer was responsible for the work that was honored.
“Hey, it’s job security,” Stafford said, making a joke. “No, seriously, it’s cool. I feel really good about it.”
She and Debbie Morgan, the paper’s new advertising representative, attended the awards dinner.
“We did great,” said Diane Oster-Courtney, the Eagle’s general manager. “They came back with a lot of awards.”
Thirty-seven ONPA member newspapers participated in the contest, and 30 of those received awards. There were 86 entries in the contest, which was judged by the North Carolina Press Association. There were entries in 18 categories judged in four divisions based on circulation. The Eagle was judged in Division C, which included papers with circulation of 2,001 to 5,000.
The Bulletin in Bend took home 10 awards, the most received by a daily newspaper.
ONPA, founded in 1887, is a professional association of the state’s paid-circulation newspapers.
The Eagle received three first-place and six second-place awards: First place- best multicolor ad (Figaro’s Pizza), best section cover (Come Play With Us), and best private party promotion (Spooky Special); second place – private party promotion, classified (Gobblin Good Deals), most effective use of small space (Jackson Oil), best use of one color and black (Making the Grade), best institutional/image ad (Jackson Oil), best black and white ad (Mosier’s Furniture) and best single house ad (Kids and News).
The plaques and certificates will be given to the advertisers for display categories