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Herald wins nine awards in annual contest
YAKIMA — The North Kitsap Herald won nine awards in the 2012 Better Newspapers Contest hosted by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.
The awards were presented at the association’s annual convention, held this year in Yakima, Sept. 28-30. The Herald was judged for work produced between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. Seventy-three newspapers competed; judging was by the New York Press Association.
The Herald won the following awards.
First place: Best General Feature Story — Short, “When the world came to town,” Megan Stephenson. The judge wrote, “Good story. Good choice of quotes. Interesting feature. Nicely detailed, structured.”
First place: Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser — Promoting a Sale or Event, larger than 1/2 page. “Sparkle in her eyes this holiday” (Dahlquist Jewelry), Frank Portello, Annie LaValle.
First place: Most Effective Use of Small Space (B/W or Spot Color), “Poulsbo Farmers Market,” Dan McDougall and Frank Portello.
First place: Use of Process Color in a Full Page Ad, “Liberty Shores,” Dan McDougall and Frank Portello.
First place: Use of Process Color, Smaller than 1/2 Page, “Opals” (Blue Heron Jewelry), Dan McDougall and Victoria McDonald. The judge wrote, “Beautiful color photo really pulls you into the ad.”
Second place: Best News Story — Short, “Conquering Columbia for a cure,” Megan Stephenson. The judge wrote, “Very well written. You've taken a community support story like we all get and made it a very special event. Excellent use [of] photography!”
Second place: Best Online Photo Gallery, Slide Show or Video, “2011 Canoe Journey: 'Our culture is still thriving. Our culture is still strong,’ ” Richard Walker. The judge wrote, “Strong, well-selected photos make this entry stand out and make the viewer feel like a witness to the event itself.”
Second place: Use of Process Color — 1/2 Page or Larger, “Port Gamble,” Dan McDougall and Victoria McDonald.
Third place: Use of Process Color — 1/2 Page or Larger, “Kingston,” Dan McDougall and Victoria McDonald.