The Issaquah Press is best community newspaper in state

October 11, 2011

By Staff

The Issaquah Press earned top honors as the best community newspaper in Washington, plus more than 30 other awards for reporting, photography, social media, design and advertising at a statewide journalism conference Oct. 7.

Overall, the newspaper and staff members received 33 awards in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Judges named reporter Warren Kagarise as News Writer of the Year, a top honor for a community newspaper reporter in Washington.

The association honored The Press in the General Excellence category for the largest-circulation community newspapers in the Evergreen State. Sammamish Review, a sister publication, clinched the No. 3 spot in the category.

SnoValley Star, another sister publication, also earned awards at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual convention in Everett.

The Press’ award in the General Excellence category followed a similar honor from the regional Society of Professional Journalists chapter. In May, judges selected The Press as the best nondaily newspaper in the Northwest for a second consecutive year.

Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspaper Contest 

General Excellence

First Place

  • The Issaquah Press

Third Place

  • Sammamish Review

News Writer of the Year

  • Warren Kagarise

News

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Photography

First Place

  • Color Feature Photo — Greg Farrar
  • Color Photo Essay — Greg Farrar

Second Place

  • Color Photo Essay — Greg Farrar

Third Place

  • Color Portrait (Human or Animal) — Greg Farrar

Design

First Place

  • Best Feature Page Design — David Hayes
  • Best Sports Page Design — David Hayes

Second Place

  • Best Sports Page Design — David Hayes

Third Place

  • Best Feature Page Design — David Hayes

Online

Second Place

Third Place

Advertising

First Place

  • Best Branding Ad — Single Ad for Single Advertiser — Dona Mokin
  • Most Effective Use of Small Space (Black & White Only) — Dona Mokin
  • Youth-Oriented Content — Breann Getty

Second Place

  • Humor in Advertising — Dona Mokin
  • Multiple-Advertiser Ad, One to Two Full Pages — Breann Getty

Third Place

  • Best Special Promotion Single Ad for Single Advertiser, Half Page or Smaller — Dona Mokin
  • Best Special Section Cover — Dona Mokin
  • Humor in Advertising — Breann Getty
  • Use of Process Color, Smaller Than Half-Page — Dona Mokin
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