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:

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.”


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