Black Press staff won a number of significant awards at the annual Washington Better Newspaper Contest in Yakima.
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Congratulations to all the winners in the Washington Better Newspaper Contest presented Sept. 28 at the Better Newspaper Contest Awards Dinner in Yakima, Wash.
Judging was by the New York Press Association.
Of 2,229 entries, 432 were in Advertising, 172 in Special Sections, 1,232 in News (includes Community Service), 358 in Photography, and 35 in the Web division. Of WNPA's 103 regular members, 73 newspapers participated in the contest.
The contest period for most entries was April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. For Tourism Special Sections, dates were June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012.
2012 GENERAL EXCELLENCE WINNERS
Circulation Group I
1st Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Oroville - Sound
2nd Othello Outlook
3rd Whidbey Examiner Coupeville - Sound
Circulation Group II
1st South Whidbey Record, Langley - Sound
2nd Chinook Observer, Long Beach
3rd Mercer Island Reporter - Sound
Circulation Group III
1st Newport Miner
2nd SnoValley Star, Snoqualmie
3rd Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Sound
Circulation Group IV
1st Central Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale - Sound
2nd Sammamish Review
3rd Port Orchard Independent - Sound
COMMUNITY SERVICE WINNERS
1st Liberty Lake Splash, Blessings Under the Bridge: The 12 Dollars of Christmas Drive
2nd Renton Reporter, Taking Care of Those Who Serve - Sound
3rd Liberty Lake Splash, Relay For Life
Feature Writer of the Year: Matthew Nash, Sequim Gazette - Sound
News Writer of the Year: Jessie Stensland, Whidbey News-Times - Sound
Sportswriter of the Year: Josh Suman, Bellevue Reporter - Sound
Photographer of the Year: Damian Mulinix, Chinook Observer, Long Beach
AD OF THE YEAR
Reasons to Play for Father's Day. Rudi Alcott, Cindy Ducich, Mary Lou Goss, Marcie Shannon. Federal Way Mirror - Sound×