EO Media Group earned 61 awards overall in the Oregon Newspaper Publisher’s Association 2013 annual contests. The awards were announced at the annual ONPA convention in Bend and included 24 first-place trophies. The contest covers entires published during the calendar year 2012.

Capital Press

ONPA Associate Member Publications Contest Winners 2013

(1) Graphics, Group A, Alan Kenaga, Capital Press, “Viticulture; Predators; Pols harvest cash

(1) Design, Group A, Will Koenig and Jill Hohnstein, Capital Press, “March 23, Aug 3, Nov 30 editions

(2) Photography, Group A, Dan Wheat, Capital Press, “Grazing, Buzz, Harvest”

(2) Target Audience, Group A, staff, Capital Press, “March 2, Aug 31 and Nov. 9 editions”

Hermiston Herald

ONPA Better News Contest Winners 2013

(1) Best Editorial, Group D, Hermiston Herald, “Voter turnout no source of pride for Hermiston,” Jennifer Colton

(1) Best Educational Coverage, Group D, Hermiston Herald, “Classified employees ‘backbone’ of district” Jennifer Colton

(2) Best Spot Coverage, Group D, Hermiston Herald, “One dead in Umatilla apartment fire” Holly Dillemuth

(3) Best Coverage of Business and Economics, Group D, Hermiston Herald, “Robotic surgery comes to GSMC”, Jennifer Colton

Blue Mountain Eagle

ONPA Better News Contest Winners 2013

(1) Best Spot Coverage, Group F, Blue Mountain Eagle “Infinitely saddened” Scotta Callister

(1) Best Writing, Group F, Blue Mountain Eagle “Moving day for fish”; “Infinitely Saddened“; “Sheriff locks out city cops“ Scotta Callister

(2) Best Special Section or Issue, Group F/G, Blue Mountain Eagle, “2012 History edition“, staff

(3) Best Special Section or Issue, Group F/G, Blue Mountain Eagle, “2012 Grant County Hunting Journal“, Winnie Browning

(3) Best Coverage of Business and Economics, Group F, Blue Mountain Eagle, “Winner’s Choice has new owner,” Scotta Callister

(3) Best Editorial, Group F, Blue Mountain Eagle, “Take a stand”; “Malheur: Feeling the loss”; Allegations cast pall” Scotta Callister

ONPA Best Ads Ideas Winners 2013

(1) Best advertising headline, Group C, Blue Mountain Eagle, “101 Headline Got Drugs” Winnie Browning

(2) Best use of media, Group C, Blue Mountain Eagle, “111 Media SolWest”

(2) Most effective us of small space, Group C, Blue Mountain Eagle, “203 small flower shop” Winnie Browning

(2) Best blank and white ad, Group C, Blue Mountain Eagle “102 BW Protect Kids” Winnie Browning

(3) Best single house ad, Group C, Blue Mountain Eagle, “110 House Award Winning” Winnie Browning

Wallowa County Chieftain

ONPA Better News Contest Winners 2013

(1) Best Editorial, Group F, Wallowa County Chieftain, “State’s Flora station plan should provide option for reopening” Rob Ruth

(2) Best Editorial, Group F, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Line’s operation falling short of cherished vision” Rob Ruth

ONPA Best Ads Ideas Winners 2013

(1) Most effective us of small space, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Taking care of yourself and those you love …” Jim Sackett, Heather Honeywell

(1) Best blank and white ad, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Snowmobile Loans!” staff

(2) Best institutional section, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Wallowa County Outdoors” Staff

(2) Best advertising headline, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Slay Spiders & Destroy Dandelions” Jim Sackett, Heather Honeywell

(2) Best single house ad, Group C, Wallowa County Chieftain, “Wallowa County Outdoors” Heather Honeywell, Jim Sackett

East Oregonian

ONPA Better News Contest Winners 2013

(1) General Excellence, Group C, East Oregonian, Skip Nichols, Daniel Wattenburger, Joe Ditzler

(1) Best Sports Story, Group C, East Oregonian, “Title IX at 40” AJ Mazzolini

(2) Best Coverage of Business and Economics, Group C, East Oregonian, “All in the Family”, Natalie Wheeler

(2) Best Photo Essay, Group C, East Oregonian “Death a part of life” EJ Harris

(2) Best Sports Photo, Group C, East Oregonian, “Leave it all on the field” EJ Harris

(3) Best News Photo, Group C, East Oregonian “Playing dirty” EJ Harris

(3) Best Photo Essay, Group C, East Oregonian “Hooked on horses” EJ Harris

ONPA Best Ads Ideas Winners 2013

(1) Best advertising headline, Group B, East Oregonian, “Pucker Up” Audra Workman

(2) Best advertising headline, Group B, East Oregonian, “Bulls are for Babies” Frank Diaz

(3) Best blank and white ad, Group B, East Oregonian, “Michael’s Fine Jewelry,” Frank Diaz

(3) Best advertising headline, Group B, East Oregonian, “Lasso the Memories” Janelle Tate

(3) Best single house ad, Group B, East Oregonian, “Looking for a deal?” Janelle Tate

(3) Best institutional/image ad, Group B, East Oregonian “50th Anniversary” Janelle Tate

Daily Astorain

ONPA Better News Contest Winners 2013

(1) Best Special Section or Issue, Group C, The Daily Astorian “Our Coast”, John Bruijn, Kathleen Strecker

(1) Best Editorial, Group C, The Daily Astorian, “Cultural issues or public health?”; “Once more on the ballot”; “Barack Obama for president.” Steve Forrester

(1) Best Editorial Page, Group C, Daily Astorian, “Portfolio of 3 pages” Steve Forrester, Sue Cody

(1) Best Feature Story: General, Group C, Daily Astorian, “Flavel family mystery unsealed” Chelsea Gorrow

(1) Best Lifestyle Coverage, Group C, Daily Astorian, “Confederate couple in joyful union of marriage” Rebecca Sedlak

(1) Best Sports Photo, Group C, Daily Astorian “Immersed in cross country” Alex Pajunas

(1) Best web project, Group C, Daily Astorian “Discover Our Coast” staff

(1) Best multimedia element, Group B/C, Daily Astorian “Behind the Scenes: Civil War Reenactment” Eric Keto

(2) Best Sports Story, Group C, Daily Astorian “Cheating schoolboy’s legacy of elegant violence” Patrick Webb

(2) Best web design, Group C, Daily Astorian, Laura Sellers-Earl, Crindalyn Lyster

(3) Best Headline Writing, Group C, Daily Astorian, “The Locketts hold the key to success in their 60-year love story”; “Cardiology center follows the pulse for health care expansion” Max Charlton.

(3) Best Spot Coverage, Group C, Daily Astorian “Forgery sparks Straily’s resignation” Chelsea Gorrow

(3) Best overall web site, Group C/D/E/F, Daily Astorian, Crindalyn Lyster, Laura Sellers-Earl

ONPA Best Ads Ideas Winners 2013

(1) Best merchandising section, Group B, Daily Astorian, “Our Coast” Staff

(1) Best institutional section, Group B, Daily Astorian “Honoring our Local Firefighters” Holly Larkins, John Bruijn, staff

(1) Best series, Group B, Daily Astorian, “Warrenton Kia” Brandy Stewart, Michael Lorenzini

(2) Best merchandising section, Group C, Daily Astorian, “2012 Coastal Menu Guide” Staff

(2) Best institutional section, Group B, Daily Astorian “Property Lines – At Home” Michael Ficker, John Bruijn, staff

(2) Best blank and white ad, Group B, Daily Astorian, “Marianne Pittard, Supervisor Real Estate Services,” Michael Ficker, Richard Ridgeway

(2) Best multi-sponsor ROP ads, Group B, Daily Astorian, “2012 Fall Sports Schedule” Staff

(2) Best section cover, Group B, Daily Astorian, “Our Coast” John Bruijn

(3) Best institutional section, Group B, Daily Astorian “Everything Auto” Brandy Stewart, John Bruijn, staff