site-logoLincoln City – The Blue Mountain Eagle staff brought home a collection of awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA) annual meeting and awards banquet, held last week in Lincoln City.

The Eagle news staff received seven awards in ONPA’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, while the newspaper’s advertising department brought home five awards in the association’s 2015 Better Ad Ideas Contest. Submissions are judged against those from other newspapers of similarly sized circulation.

In its circulation division in the news competition, the staff won first place in Best Page One Design.

Angel Carpenter, sports editor for the Eagle, brought home first and second place awards for Best Sports Photo for the picture she captured from the bull riding challenge tour held at the fairgrounds and a photo of Sivanna Hodge during a swim meet in John Day.

Scotta Callister won second place for Best Writing for her coverage of the South Fork fire last year, the fire at the ESD building and the story, “Religion wafts through Seneca pot case.”

Cheryl Hoefler, Eagle reporter, won third place for Best Writing for her stories, “Water, water everywhere;” “More than a century of fond farewells;” and “Teaching the dream.”

Callister also won third place in Best Editorial Page.

The staff’s 2014 Hunting Journal won third place in the Best Special Section or Issue category.

On the advertising side, the sales team was recognized for submissions titled “Superior Homes: Looking to Expand,” which won first place in the Best Advertising Headline category; “Log Cabin Espresso: May your cup of joy” second place in Best Advertising Headline; “Blue Mountain Hospital: Treat your feet,” third place in Best Institutional/image Ad; “Grant County Vets – Salute,” third place in Best Multi-sponsor ROP Ads; and “Wild West: New Location,” third place in the Most Effective Use of Small Space Ad category.

ONPA is based in Salem.