Eagles Soar - - Congratulations!

 Five Eagle publications were winners in recent contests! 

Winners in the Washington Better Newspaper contest are the Daily Sun News in Sunnyside and The Chronicle in Omak.  Advertising design specialist, Aaron Rider and reporter/photographer Jennie McGhan were singled out for their on-the-job expertise at the Washington Newspapers Publishers Association’s annual convention in Everett on October 7th.  The two Daily Sun News employees captured between them, seven awards from the 2011 Washington Better Newspaper Contests. 

The Chronicle in Omak led local weekly newspapers in bringing home the bling from the annual convention.  The Chronicle grabbed 17 awards.  A total of 614 awards were presented October 7th.  The Chronicle, competing in Group III (newspapers with circulation between 5,001 and 12,000) brought home four first place awards, seven seconds and five thirds.  Additionally, The Chronicle was named runner-up in the coveted Community Service Award competition.  This award recognized the newspaper’s work with the city of Omak’s centennial celebration, including production of “The Chronicles of Okanogan” history book – a special centennial progress edition of the newspaper and the staff’s involvement in organizing community events.  Reporter Sheila Corson and graphic artist Julie Bock were specifically recognized in the award. 

The Moneysaver in Lewiston, Idaho, did well again the in the annual ad contest of the Pacific Northwest Association of Want Ad Newspapers (PNAWAN).  Half of their six awards were for first place; the other three second place.  The advertising contest awards were announced after the PNAWAN fall conference Sept 29-Oct. 1.  The awards included first place for a Valley Car Sales ad in the Best Automotive Ad category, and first place for an ad for Hay’s Produce in the Best Retail Store Ad category.  An ad campaign for Primeland Co-op won a first in that category, and an Owl Drug campaign took second.  Other second place awards were in the categories for Best Process Color Ad and Best Black and White Ad.  

The Central Oregonian picked up eight awards and the Madras Pioneer picked up one at AdCon, the annual advertising conference of Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Sept. 15-16.  They were the only Eagle newspapers in Oregon to enter the contest this year.  Eagles attending the conference included Central Oregonian publisher Vance Tong and general manager Teresa Tooley; Chelsea Marr, The Dalles Chronicle advertising manager, and Wendy Kunkel, who came from Grangeville to pick up ideas to share withothers on the Idaho Country Free Press staff.  Newberg Graphic publisher Al Herriges, a member of the ONPA board of directors, also attended the conference held in Lake Oswego.