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Herald wins 11 awards at state press conference
OLYMPIA — The North Kitsap Herald won 11 awards, including second place for Community Service, in the 2013 Better Newspapers Contest sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.
The awards were announced at the association’s 126th annual convention, in Olympia’s Red Lion Hotel.
Contest entries were judged by members of the Tennessee Press Association. The Herald competes against other Washington community newspapers in Group III, circulation of 5,001 to 12,750, although several categories included newspapers in several circulation groups.
All told, the contest generated 2,101 entries.
The Herald won the following awards:
- First place: Kipp Robertson, News of the Weird ("Beached cow remains a mystery, port working to clean it up," "Buoyant cow still port's problem," "Surf and turf: Cow carcass finally sunk using chains, cinder blocks.").
- First place: Megan Stephenson, Best Color Feature Photo (“A dance with the undead”).
- First place: Frank Portello, Best Ad Campaign for a Single Advertiser (Liberty Shores).
- First place: Frank Portello, Best Humor in Advertising (Show Dad He Rocks — Father’s Day page, see add on page 12).
- First place: Catherine Darkenwald and Annie LaValle, Best Use of Process Color in a Full-Page Ad (Sentinel Construction — Home of a Lifetime, found in the back of the green edition).
- Second place: Community Service (for encouragement of public participation in the 2012 Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund).
- Second place: Richard Walker, Best Editorial (“Your trash: Pack it in and pack it out”).
- Second place: Richard Walker, Best Front Page Design (Oct. 26, 2012).
- Second place: Frank Portello, Best Ad Promoting a Sale or Event (Longworth Studios Grand Re-opening Open House, found in the back of the green edition).
- Third place: Jodi Blackmore, Mark Gillespie, Annie LaValle, Community Service Advertising (Velkommen to Poulsbo! Keep Updated During Our Facelift).
- Third place: John Rodriguez, Best Special Section Cover (2013 Kingston Chamber of Commerce Membership and Business Directory).
In addition, reporter Richard D. Oxley won third place, News of the Weird, for a story he wrote while on the staff of the Bainbridge Island Review — “Woman insults officers’ prowess while arrested for DUI.”