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									Circ Group(s)             Cat CodeCategory Name       Newspaper                       Entry                                              Place
Group I                        1 General Excellence   Whidbey Examiner, Coupeville    Whidbey Examiner, Coupeville                       3rd Place
Group I                        1 General Excellence   Outlook, Othello                Othello Outlook                                    2nd Place
Group I                        1 General Excellence                                 Okanogan
                                                      Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Oroville Valley Gazette-Tribune, Oroville         1st Place
Group II                       1 General Excellence   Mercer Island Reporter          Mercer Island Reporter                             3rd Place
Group II                       1 General Excellence   Chinook Observer, Long Beach Chinook Observer, Long Beach                          2nd Place
Group II                       1 General Excellence   South Whidbey Record, Langley South Whidbey Record, Langley                        1st Place
Group III                      1 General Excellence                               Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald
                                                      Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald                                                  3rd Place
Group III                      1 General Excellence   SnoValley Star, Snoqualmie      SnoValley Star                                     2nd Place
Group III                      1 General Excellence   Newport Miner                   Newport Miner                                      1st Place
Group IV                       1 General Excellence   Port Orchard Independent        Port Orchard Independent                           3rd Place
Group IV                       1 General Excellence   Sammamish Review                Sammamish Review                                   2nd Place
Group IV                       1 General Excellence                                    Central Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale
                                                      Central Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale                                                1st Place
Group I                                               Outlook, Othello                101 Quilt Show & or smaller
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event- 1/2-pgMerchant Mall                    3rd Place
Group I                                               Quincy Valley Post-Register     Live at Zack's - Radumus
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event- 1/2-pg or smaller                      2nd Place
Group I                                               Outlook, Othello                The Event- 1/2-pg on the Hill
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Haunted Houseor smaller                       1st Place
Group II                                              Vidette, Montesano              16-Hour Sale
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event- 1/2-pg or smaller                      3rd Place
Group II                                              Cheney Free Press               Spokane American Legion Baseball
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event- 1/2-pg or smaller                      2nd Place
Group II                                              Nisqually Valley News, Yelm     Royal Hawaiian
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event- 1/2-pg or smaller                      1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                               Liberty Lake Splash             The Event- 1/2-pg or smaller
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Bike Hub                                      3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                               Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor  Island Transit Bus or smaller
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event- 1/2-pg Sale                            2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                               Port Townsend Promoting a Sale or Event- 1/2-pg or smaller
                             101 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser-Leader       Hadlock Building Supply "Crabby Daddy"                1st Place
Group I & II Combined                                 Ritzville Adams Promoting a Sale or Event. Larger than 1/2 pg.
                             102 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- County Journal 2011 Wheat Land Communities' Fair Barn to Be Wild 3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                                 Nisqually Valley News, Yelm     Jason's Greenhouse
                             102 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event. Larger than 1/2 pg.                    2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                                 Northern Kittitas County Tribune, or Community Document Shred Day!
                                                                                      Free Elum
                             102 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale CleEvent. Larger than 1/2 pg.                    1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                               Port Townsend Promoting a Sale or Event. Larger "HEALTHLINK"
                             102 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser-Leader       InHealth Imaging than 1/2 pg.                         3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                               Sequim Gazette                  July 4th Weekend than 1/2 pg.
                             102 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event. Larger Sale - Longhouse                2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                               North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo    Sparkle in Larger than holiday
                             102 Best Single Ad for Single Advertiser- Promoting a Sale or Event.her eyes this 1/2 pg.                   1st Place
Group I & II Combined                                Nisqually Valley News, Yelm
                             103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad for Single Advertiser    Ellie                                              3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                                Mercer for Single Advertiser
                             103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad Island Reporter          Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy                     2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                                Nisqually Valley News, Yelm
                             103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad for Single Advertiser    Loving and Learning Childcare                      1st Place
Group III                                            Port Townsend Leader
                             103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad for Single Advertiser    Grant Steel Buildings & Concrete Solutions, Inc.   3rd Place
Group III                                            Port Townsend Leader
                             103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad for Single Advertiser    Don's Pharmacy "NW Original"                       2nd Place
Group III                                            Enumclaw Single Advertiser
                             103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad forCourier-Herald        Mad Dogs Diner                                     1st Place
Group IV                                             Central for Single Advertiser    When Bad Things Happen To Good People
                             103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale                                                 3rd Place
Group IV                                             Sammamish Review
                             103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad for Single Advertiser    Eastside Pediatric                                 2nd Place
Group IV                                          Sammamish Review
                          103 Best Branding Ad- Single Ad for Single Advertiser    Bellevue ENT                                       1st Place
Group I & II Combined                               Small Space (B/W or Spot Color)
                                                                                  Custom Slipcovers
                          104 Most Effective Use of Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber                                                   3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                               Small Space (B/W or Spot Color)
                          104 Most Effective Use of Outlook, Othello              15th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival                 2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                               Small Space (B/W or Spot      Horse Crazy
                          104 Most Effective Use of Methow Valley News, TwispColor)                                                   1st Place
Group III                                            Small Space (B/W or          Dog & I "Almost Here"
                          104 Most Effective Use of Port Townsend LeaderSpot Color)                                                   3rd Place
Group III                                           Small Space (B/W or Spot     Twisted Kitchen
                          104 Most Effective Use of Enumclaw Courier-Herald Color)                                                    2nd Place
Group III                                           Small Space (B/W or Spot Color)
                          104 Most Effective Use of North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo  Poulsbo Farmers Market                              1st Place
Group IV                                            Small Space (B/W or        Nault Jewelers
                          104 Most Effective Use of Sammamish Review Spot Color)                                                      3rd Place
Group IV                                            Small Space (B/W              Aesthetic Denture
                          104 Most Effective Use of Redmond Reporter or Spot Color)                                                   2nd Place
Group IV                                            Small Space                    Envision a Nu You
                          104 Most Effective Use of Kent Reporter(B/W or Spot Color)                                                  1st Place
Group I                                            Ritzville Adams County
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- one to two full pagesJournal LaCrosse-Washtucna Tigercats Homecoming            3rd Place
Group I                                            Okanogan Valley pages            Golddigger
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- one to two full Gazette-Tribune, Oroville Apples                                2nd Place
Group I                                            LaConner Weekly News
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- one to two full pages        The best presents are right here in La Conner      1st Place
Group II                                           Forks to two
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- oneForum full pages          National Breast Cancer Awareness Month             3rd Place
Group II                                           East County Journal, Morton
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- one to two full pages        A Veteran's Day Salute                             2nd Place
Group II                                           East County Journal, Morton
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- one to two full pages        Congratulations                                    1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                            Omak-Okanogan pages              All
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- one to two full County Chronicle Aboard the Holiday Gift Express                3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                            Whidbey two full pages        Your Backdoor Access: QR Holiday Page
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- one to News-Times, Oak Harbor                                                   2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                            Federal Way full pages
                          105 Multiple-Advertiser Ad- one to twoMirror             Reasons to Play for Father's Day                   1st Place
Group I & II Combined                            Nisqually Valley News, Yelm
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single Advertiser (B/W or Color)     Royal Hawaiian                                     3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                            Forks Forum
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single Advertiser (B/W or Color)     4th Annual Rainforest Run                          2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                            Daily Sun News, Sunnyside
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single Advertiser (B/W or Color)     Oord Dairy                                         1st Place
Group III                                        Shelton-Mason County Journal Grove Street
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single Advertiser (B/W or Color)                                                        3rd Place
Group III                                        Enumclaw Courier-Herald
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single Advertiser (B/W or Color)                                                        2nd
                                                                                   Fugate Ford: Don't Get Scrooged, Aaron Mayer, Captain Place
Group III                                        Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single Advertiser (B/W or Color) Martin's Auto Electric                                 1st Place
Group IV                                         Sammamish (B/W
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single AdvertiserReviewor Color)     Creative Kids                                      3rd Place
Group IV                                         Redmond Reporter
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single Advertiser (B/W or Color)     180 Degrees Chiropractic                           2nd Place
Group IV                                         Sammamish (B/W
                          106 Ad Campaign for Single AdvertiserReviewor Color)     G2 Sports                                          1st Place
Group I & II Combined                              in a Full Othello
                          107 Use of Process Color Outlook, Page Ad                Othello's 2011 Senior Track & Field Team Poster    3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                              in a Full Page Ad
                          107 Use of Process Color Ritzville Adams County Journal Thank You Adams County Fire Protection District No 1 2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                              in a Full Page Ad
                          107 Use of Process Color LaConner Weekly News            Buy Local ... Shop La Conner                       1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                            in a Townsend Leader
                          107 Use of Process Color Port Full Page Ad               City of Port Townsend "Thank You"                  3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                            in a Full Page Ad
                          107 Use of Process Color Daily Record, Ellensburg        Gary Allegreto                                     2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                            in a Full Page Ad
                          107 Use of Process Color North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo    Liberty Shores                                     1st Place
Group I & II Combined                               1/2 Pg. or Larger
                          108 Use of Process Color-South Whidbey Record, Langley Lind's Brighton Trunk Sale                           3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                               1/2 Pg. or Larger
                          108 Use of Process Color-Ritzville Adams County Journal Ritzville Hardware's Super Sale Weekend             2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                               1/2 Pg. or Larger
                          108 Use of Process Color-Ritzville Adams County Journal Ritzville Hardware's Big Memorial Day Sale       1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                             1/2 Pg. or Larger
                          108 Use of Process Color-North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo   Kingston                                         3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             1/2 Pg. or Larger
                          108 Use of Process Color-North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo   Port Gamble                                      2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             1/2 Pg. or Larger
                          108 Use of Process Color-Port Townsend Leader           Sea Marine                                       1st Place
Group I                                             Smaller than 1/2 Pg.
                          109 Use of Process Color-Ritzville Adams County Journal Sa Haira Salon Owned and Operated by Dawn Wolf   3rd Place
Group I                                             Smaller than 1/2 Pg.         Discover Republic Brewing Company
                          109 Use of Process Color-Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Oroville                                       2nd Place
Group I                                             Smaller than 1/2 Pg.
                          109 Use of Process Color-Ritzville Adams County Journal 2011 Community Recognition Night and Auction     1st Place
Group II                                            Smaller than Island        Vashon Golf & Swim Club-Join up for the 2012 season 3rd Place
                          109 Use of Process Color-Vashon-Maury 1/2 Pg.Beachcomber
Group II                                            Smaller than 1/2 Pg.
                          109 Use of Process Color-South Whidbey Record, Langley Discover Retirement at Maple Ridge                2nd Place
Group II                                            Smaller Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum
                          109 Use of Process Color-Northern than 1/2 Pg.           Ruby's: Your Complete Scrapbooking Store        1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Smaller than 1/2
                          109 Use of Process Color-Sequim Gazette Pg.             Carousel of Color                                3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Smaller than 1/2 Pg.
                          109 Use of Process Color-Federal Way Mirror             Motor Vehicle Accident - Summers                 2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Smaller than 1/2 Pg.
                          109 Use of Process Color-North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo   Opals                                            1st Place
Group I & II Combined     110 Use of Clip Art in Ad LaConner Weekly News          Mount Vernon Veterinary Hospital                 3rd Place
Group I & II Combined     110 Use of Clip Art in Ad Daily Sun News, Sunnyside     Free Swim                                        2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                                                           Kathy's Corner Fall Sale
                          110 Use of Clip Art in Ad Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber                                                1st Place
Group III & IV Combined   110 Use of Clip Art in Ad Port Townsend Leader          Circle & Square Auto Care "Off to School!"       3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined   110 Use of Clip Art in Ad Sammamish Review              Sip Restaurant                                   2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined   110 Use of Clip Art in Ad Liberty Lake Splash           Pine Ridge - Bun & Brew                          1st Place
Group I & II Combined                            Methow Valley News,
                          111 Promotion of Newspaper- Single House Ad Twisp       Spring Advertising                               3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                            Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle me something I don't know"
                          111 Promotion of Newspaper- Single House Ad            "Tell Elum                                        2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                            Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum
                          111 Promotion of Newspaper- Single House Ad            A Year of Hometown Newspapers                     1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                          Port Single House Ad
                          111 Promotion of Newspaper- Townsend Leader             Leader Readers                                   3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                          Issaquah Press
                          111 Promotion of Newspaper- Single House Ad             No. 1 again!                                     2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                          Federal Way Mirror
                          111 Promotion of Newspaper- Single House Ad             Merry Christmas Mirror Staff Ad                  1st Place
Group I & II Combined     112 Most Original Idea   Outlook, Othello               Huskie Wrestling                                 3rd Place
Group I & II Combined     112 Most Original Idea                               Beachcomber Bulletin Board
                                                   Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber                                                 2nd Place
Group I & II Combined     112 Most Original Idea                                   Make Every
                                                   Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum Event "A BANNER DAY"                 1st Place
Group III & IV Combined   112 Most Original Idea   Liberty Lake Splash            Papa Murphy's Coloring Contest                   3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined   112 Most Original Idea   Sequim Gazette                 An Eye on the Future                             2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined   112 Most Original Idea   Sequim Gazette                 Success - Make It To Your Mountain Top           1st Place
Group I & II Combined     113 Humor in AdvertisingVidette, Montesano              Stressed Out                                     3rd Place
Group I & II Combined     113 Humor in AdvertisingMercer Island Reporter          Stopsky's Yom Kippur                             2nd Place
Group I & II Combined     113 Humor in AdvertisingNisqually Valley News, Yelm     D&D Computers                                    1st Place
Group III & IV Combined   113 Humor in AdvertisingEnumclaw Courier-Herald         Dumb and Dumber                                  3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined   113 Humor in AdvertisingPort Townsend Leader            McDonald Insurance "What about Bob?"             2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined      113 Humor in AdvertisingShelton-Mason County Journal Olsen Furniture, "Hey Dad!"                    1st Place
Group I & II Combined                               Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
                             114 Youth-Oriented Content                         Halloween Safety Game                            3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                               Nisqually Valley News, Yelm
                             114 Youth-Oriented Content                              Easter Coloring Contest Winners             2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                               Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
                             114 Youth-Oriented Content                         Happy Holidays from These Local Merchants        1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
                             114 Youth-Oriented Content                         Christmas Coloring Contest                       3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Sequim Gazette
                             114 Youth-Oriented Content                              Tips for Safe Trick or Treating             2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Shelton-Mason County Journal Peninsula Credit Union "Happy Holidays"
                             114 Youth-Oriented Content                                                                          1st Place
                              115 Community Service Advertising
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                      Nisqually Valley News, Yelm     Toy Bus                                     3rd Place
                              115 Community Service Advertising
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                      Outlook, Othello                Do Not Come To This Event                   2nd Place
                              115 Community Service Advertising Courier-Herald
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                      Enumclaw                        Enumclaw Fire District                      1st Place
Group III & IV Combined 116 Ad of the Year             Federal Way Mirror            Reasons to Play for Father's Day            1st Place
                              201 Best Advertising Insert
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Outlook, Othello              509 Furniture                               3rd Place
                              201 Best Advertising Insert
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                    Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate
                                                       Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor                                            2nd Place
                              201 Best Advertising Insert
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Issaquah Press                Welcome Swedish                             1st Place
Group I & II Combined                                Special Valley News, Twisp
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism Methow Sections                 Methow Valley Health & Wellness 2011/2012   3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                                Special Sections
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism Daily Sun News, Sunnyside       A Salute To Heroes                          2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                                Special Sections              High School
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Oroville Winter Sports 2011-12             1st Place
Group III                                            Special Sections
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism Port Townsend Leader            The Local Coupon Book                       3rd Place
Group III                                            Special Sections
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism Daily Record, Ellensburg        Almanac 2012: Local Legends                 2nd Place
Group III                                            Special Miner
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism NewportSections                 Horizon                                     1st Place
Group IV                                             Special Sections
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism Kent Reporter                   Safety Prep                                 3rd Place
Group IV                                             Special Sections                 Best
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism Central Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale of Central Kitsap                       2nd Place
Group IV                                             Special Sections
                             202 Topical/Non-Tourism Issaquah Press                  Lest We Forget                              1st Place
Group I & II Combined                              Guide Special Sections
                             203 Tourism/Community Anacortes American                San Juanderer                               3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                              Guide Special Sections
                             203 Tourism/Community Anacortes American                Anacortes Visitors Guide                    2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                              Guide Special Sections
                             203 Tourism/Community Chinook Observer, Long Beach Our Coast                                        1st Place
Group III                                          Guide Special Sections
                             203 Tourism/Community SnoValley Star, Snoqualmie        Gateway to the Cascades                     3rd Place
Group III                                          Guide Special Sections      Western Rendezvous
                             203 Tourism/Community Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle                                                2nd Place
Group III                                          Guide Special Sections      Whidbey Islander 2012
                             203 Tourism/Community Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor                                                1st Place
Group IV                                           Guide Special Sections
                             203 Tourism/Community Issaquah Press                    2011 Summer Living                          3rd Place
Group IV                                           Guide Special Sections
                             203 Tourism/Community Port Orchard Independent          Discover Kitsap                             2nd Place
Group IV                                           Guide Special Sections
                             203 Tourism/Community Federal Way Mirror                Sand Sculpting Tournament of Champions      1st Place
                              204 Lifestyle/Culture Special Sections
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Stanwood/Camano News          Home and Garden 2012                        3rd Place
                              204 Lifestyle/Culture Special Sections News, Twisp
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Methow Valley                 Methow Home 2012/2013                       2nd Place
                              204 Lifestyle/Culture Special Sections
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Sequim Gazette                Peninsula Perspectives                      1st Place
Group I                                               none
                             205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections           none                                        3rd Place
Group I                                            none
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections              none                                                  2nd Place
Group I                                            Whidbey Examiner,
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections Coupeville   Whidbey Island 2011 Farm Tour Guide                   1st Place
Group II                                           Journal of Sections              Friday Harbor
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Specialthe San Juan Islands, Weddings In the San Juan Islands 202                   3rd Place
Group II                                           Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections            Upper Kittitas County Pioneer Days 2011                 2nd Place
Group II                                           Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle ElumElum 100th Year Celebration
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections            South Cle                                               1st Place
Group III                                          Port Townsend Leader
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections              Holiday Gift Guide                                    3rd Place
Group III                                          Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections        Omak Stampede 2011                                          2nd Place
Group III                                          Bonney Lake-Sumner            Bonney Lake Days
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections Courier-Herald                                                     1st Place
Group IV                                           Port Orchard Independent
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections              Celebrate a South Kitsap Holiday                      3rd Place
Group IV                                           Issaquah Press
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections              2011 Salmon Days                                      2nd Place
Group IV                                           Renton Reporter
                          205 Special Events/Festivals Special Sections              2011 Seahawks Special Section                         1st Place
Group I                                            Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Oroville
                          206 Best Special Section Cover                         Recreationland 2012                                       3rd Place
Group I                                            Outlook, Othello
                          206 Best Special Section Cover                             2012 Crane Tab Cover                                  2nd Place
Group I                                            Leavenworth Echo
                          206 Best Special Section Cover                             Autumn Leaf Festival                                  1st Place
Group II                                           Mercer
                          206 Best Special Section Cover Island Reporter             2011 Financial Planning                               3rd Place
Group II                                           Methow
                          206 Best Special Section Cover Valley News, Twisp          Methow Valley Health & Wellness 2011-2012             2nd Place
Group II                                           Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
                          206 Best Special Section Cover                       Vashon Awaits You: 2011-2012                                1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                            Northern Light, Blaine
                          206 Best Special Section Cover                             Waterside 2012                                        3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                            Arlington Times
                          206 Best Special Section Cover                             How To Guide October 2011                             2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                            Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
                          206 Best Special Section Cover                       Agriculture 2012                                            1st Place
Group I                                           Ritzville Adams County Journal Minimum wage increase creates some stress, relief
                          301 Best News Story- Long                                                                                        3rd Place
Group I                                           Waitsburg Times
                          301 Best News Story- Long                                  "It Kept Going And Going"                             2nd Place
Group I                                           Islands' Sounder
                          301 Best News Story- Long                                  Face of Foreclosure                                   1st Place
Group II                                          Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
                          301 Best News Story- Long                           Fairy-tale ending in a search for a lost man                 3rd Place
Group II                                          Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
                          301 Best News Story- Long                           Some raise concerns about abandoned wells                    2nd Place
Group II                                          Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
                          301 Best News Story- Long                           Homeless forced to vacate the woods                          1st Place
Group III                                         Daily Record, Ellensburg
                          301 Best News Story- Long                                  A wonderful gift                                      3rd Place
Group III                                         Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor
                          301 Best News Story- Long                           Sleuth uncovers public beaches                               2nd Place
Group III                                         Snoqualmie Valley Record
                          301 Best News Story- Long                                  The invisible people                                  1st Place
Group IV                                          Issaquah Press
                          301 Best News Story- Long                                  Unidentified motorist hits, kills pets in crosswalk   3rd Place
Group IV                                          Issaquah Press
                          301 Best News Story- Long                                  "It was like being in a war zone" amid shootout       2nd Place
Group IV                                          Auburn Reporter
                          301 Best News Story- Long                                  City slowly recovers from fury                        1st Place
Group I                                          Quincy Valley Post-Register
                          302 Best News Story- Short                                 Munoz family seeks answers                            3rd Place
Group I                                          LaConner Weekly News
                          302 Best News Story- Short                                 The otter destruction of South First Street           2nd Place
Group I                                          Whidbey Examiner, Coupeville
                          302 Best News Story- Short                                 Tool-wielding Lions thwart poster thief               1st Place
Group II                                         South Whidbey Record, Langley Three killed in Clinton crash
                          302 Best News Story- Short                                                                                       3rd Place
Group II                                       Stanwood/Camano News
                        302 Best News Story- Short                              Haugen supports gay/lesbian marriage                   2nd Place
Group II                                       Stanwood/Camano News
                        302 Best News Story- Short                              Florence Co. will not slaughter horses                 1st Place
Group III                                      Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor
                        302 Best News Story- Short                         Angler dies after landing "the fish of my dreams"           3rd Place
Group III                                      North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo
                        302 Best News Story- Short                              Conquering Columbia for a cure                         2nd Place
Group III                                      Mukilteo Beacon
                        302 Best News Story- Short                                                                                   1st
                                                                                Sex trafficking of children a problem in Snohomish CountyPlace
Group IV                                       Federal Way Mirror
                        302 Best News Story- Short                              It's OK to view porn at county libraries               3rd Place
Group IV                                       Issaquah Press
                        302 Best News Story- Short                              Ballots' journey juggles security, transparency        2nd Place
Group IV                                       Federal Way Mirror
                        302 Best News Story- Short                              Coyotes: FW resident wants to shoot them               1st Place
Group I & II Combined                          Chinook Observer, Long Beach Truly a Miracle
                        303 Best Breaking News Story                                                                                   3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                          South
                        303 Best Breaking News Story Whidbey Record, Langley Neighbor recounts terrible night of fatal accident        2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                          Vidette, Montesano
                        303 Best Breaking News Story                            Manhunt in Monte                                       1st Place
Group III                                      Bainbridge Island Review
                        303 Best Breaking News Story                            Council asks manager to leave - now                    3rd Place
Group III                                      Sequim Gazette
                        303 Best Breaking News Story                            Teen dies in shooting                                  2nd Place
Group III                                      Port
                        303 Best Breaking News StoryTownsend Leader             Students charged after Chimacum lockdown               1st Place
Group IV                                       Central                        Fire
                        303 Best Breaking News Story Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale destroys six Silverdale businesses                    3rd Place
Group IV                                       Kirkland Reporter
                        303 Best Breaking News Story                                                                                    2nd
                                                                                Bicyclist hit and killed in Kirkland early Thursday morning Place
Group IV                                       Renton
                        303 Best Breaking News Story Reporter                   Bomb forces library evacuation                         1st Place
Group I & II Combined                           Grandview Herald
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story                                                                               3rd
                                                                                Local veteran plans to relocate for better medical support Place
Group I & II Combined                           Methow
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story Valley News, Twisp     Providing comfort at the end of life                   2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                           Methow
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story Valley News, Twisp     Doctors within our borders                             1st Place
Group III                                       Port Townsend Leader
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story                        Chef Stark takes helm of hospital food                 3rd Place
Group III                                       Snoqualmie Valley Record
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story                        Balancing act                                          2nd Place
Group III                                       Daily Record, Ellensburg
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story                                                                         1st
                                                                                Concussions: Awareness grows among athletic communityPlace
Group IV                                        Tacoma
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story Weekly                 Economy hits hard for oral health care                 3rd Place
Group IV                                        Redmond
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story Reporter                                                                     lifesavers
                                                                                Digipen student survives sudden cardiac arrest, meets2nd Place
Group IV                                        Kirkland
                        304 Best Health or Medical Story Reporter               Outraged families to rally for midwifery services      1st Place
Group I                                         Islands' Sounder
                        305 Best Environmental Story                            The bees' needs                                        3rd Place
Group I                                         Leavenworth Echo
                        305 Best Environmental Story                                                                                Examiner
                                                                                Grant PUD White River hatchery moving ahead despite2nd Place decision
Group I                                         Islands' Sounder
                        305 Best Environmental Story                            The Big One: impacts of earthquake or tsunami          1st Place
Group II                                        Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum
                        305 Best Environmental Story                            Water quality laws driven by how much fish we eat?     3rd Place
Group II                                        Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber scarce, coyotes are being spotted all over Vashon
                        305 Best Environmental Story                        Once                                                2nd Place
Group II                                        Chinook Observer, Long Beach The Moth Man of Bay Center
                        305 Best Environmental Story                                                                                   1st Place
Group III                                       Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor
                        305 Best Environmental Story                        Ivy-gulping goats hired to attack noxious invaders         3rd Place
Group III                                       Snoqualmie Valley Record
                        305 Best Environmental Story                                                                                 2nd Place
                                                                                Builder, kayakers stake out issues on proposed hydropower plant
Group III                                       Daily
                        305 Best Environmental Story Record, Ellensburg         Wolf management debate comes to Kittitas County        1st Place
Group IV                                        Herald, Puyallup
                        305 Best Environmental Story                            Working to keep the Puyallup River clean               3rd Place
Group IV                            Issaquah Press
            305 Best Environmental Story                             Mountains to Sound Greenway comes of age                2nd Place
Group IV                            Queen                      Landslide lessons learned
            305 Best Environmental Story Anne/Magnolia News, Seattle                                                         1st Place
Group I                              Whidbey Examiner, Coupeville Foodies love their Rockwell beans
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       3rd Place
Group I                              Ritzville Adams County Journal New antique shop helps bring back memories
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       2nd Place
Group I                              Islands' Sounder                Orcas Island businesses get creative to stay alive in a 1st Place
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       tough economy
Group II                             Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Farmers find it's hard to get produce into schools
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       3rd Place
Group II                             Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Raising meat, living well: Young couple carves out a new business
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                     2nd Place
Group II                             Monroe Monitor and Agriculture)                                                  1st Place
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technologyand Valley NewsWhere Two Rivers Meet: Monroe dairy wins major award for role in collaborative energy proje
Group III                            Port Technology and Agriculture)
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Townsend Leader                                                               3rd
                                                                    Local banks: Uptick in new accounts seen across peninsulaPlace
Group III                            Liberty Lake Splash             Tipping the hat
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       2nd Place
Group III                            Daily Record, Ellensburg        Flying horseshoe ranch
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       1st Place
Group IV                             Queen Anne/Magnolia News, Seattle Lewis family finds happiness in their pies
                                                                     The
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       3rd Place
Group IV                             Federal Way Mirror              Mom-n-pop sex shop taps online niche
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       2nd Place
Group IV                             Tacoma Weekly                   Focus on Wal-Mart
            306 Best Business Story (incl. Technology and Agriculture)                                                       1st Place
Group I     307 Best Education StoryWhidbey Examiner, Coupeville     Sparks fly on students' lighthouse project              3rd Place
Group I     307 Best Education StoryWhidbey Examiner, Coupeville     One school at a time                                    2nd Place
Group I     307 Best Education StoryQuincy Valley Post-Register      Making good on education promise                        1st Place
Group II                                                                                                                 3rd Place
            307 Best Education StorySouth Whidbey Record, Langley Spanish teacher uses technology to inspire pursuit of language
Group II    307 Best Education StoryMercer Island Reporter           $196 million for new schools                            2nd Place
Group II                                                                                                                  1st
            307 Best Education StorySouth Whidbey Record, Langley Calyx A school to nurture the petals of flowering childhoodPlace
Group III                                                       Students turn to News-Times for math project
            307 Best Education StoryWhidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor                                                           3rd Place
Group III                                                       Transitions students ready to work
            307 Best Education StoryBonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald                                                        2nd Place
Group III                                                                                                                 1st Place
            307 Best Education StoryNorthwest Asian Weekly, SeattleCyber-bullying: Abuse takes its toll on a new generation of American youth
Group IV    307 Best Education StoryRedmond Reporter                                                                         3rd
                                                                     Insight graduate's future shines bright despite tragic past Place
Group IV    307 Best Education StoryRenton Reporter                  Bringing truant kids back to school                     2nd Place
Group IV                                                                                                             1st
            307 Best Education StoryIssaquah/Sammamish Reporter Special needs preschool program gives kids a head start Place
Group I                           Outlook,
            308 Best Government Reporting Othello                    Council race pauses at tie vote                         3rd Place
Group I                           Skamania County Pioneer, Stevenson
            308 Best Government Reporting                       Skamania Co. faces massive shortfall                         2nd Place
Group I                           Leavenworth Echo
            308 Best Government Reporting                            Redistricting has profound impact on Chelan County      1st Place
Group II                          Journal                          Friday on course?
            308 Best Government Reporting of the San Juan Islands, CharterHarbor                                             3rd Place
Group II                          Methow
            308 Best Government Reporting Valley News, Twisp         State is out of liquor biz, but local changes unclear   2nd Place
Group II                          Monroe                                                                            vision for
            308 Best Government Reporting Monitor and Valley NewsNew Economic Development Manager Jeff Sax lays out1st Place Monroe
Group III                         Shelton-Mason County Journal Candidates campaign on city time...
            308 Best Government Reporting                                                                                    3rd Place
Group III                         Northwest Asian Weekly, SeattleCity of Bellevue and Sound Transit clash over light rail2nd Place
            308 Best Government Reporting
Group III                         Snoqualmie Valley Record
            308 Best Government Reporting                            The hungry river                                        1st Place
Group IV                          Tacoma
            308 Best Government Reporting Weekly                     Road to city budget troubles proves winding             3rd Place
Group IV                                           Port Orchard Independent
                             308 Best Government Reporting                           For Sale: Naming rights to new Narrows bridge?          2nd Place
Group IV                                           Sammamish Review
                             308 Best Government Reporting                           EFR concerned dispatch problems could hurt service      1st Place
Group I                                             Whidbey
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story Examiner, Coupeville     Port replaces bird-proofing after vandalism             3rd Place
Group I                                             Whidbey
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story Examiner, Coupeville     Bike crash sends teen to surgery                        2nd Place
Group I                                             Outlook,
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story Othello                  Dogs help bring smiles                                  1st Place
Group II                                            Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story                         Human remains unearthed at Suncadia now identified 3rd Place
Group II                                            South
                             309 Best Crime and Court StoryWhidbey Record, Langley Marked for death                                          2nd Place
Group II                                            South
                             309 Best Crime and Court StoryWhidbey Record, Langley Thomas goes from devoted mom to accused murderer1st Place
Group III                                           Port Townsend Leader
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story                          Supreme Court finds Verser erred in 2008 case           3rd Place
Group III                                           Port Townsend Leader
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story                          Tasing prompts brutality concerns                       2nd Place
Group III                                           Sequim
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story Gazette                   'A Gateway to Death'                                   1st Place
Group IV                                            Federal
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story Way Mirror               Cop's fatal shootings stir up controversy               3rd Place
Group IV                                            Redmond Reporter
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story                          Claire Thompson 'saw the beauty in everything'          2nd Place
Group IV                                            Issaquah Press
                             309 Best Crime and Court Story                          Issaquah gunman: "Something big is going to happen"1st Place
Group I & II Combined                              Anacortes American
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of a Single Issue or Series Answering the Calls                                      3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                              Methow Valley News, or Series Pacific Northwest Gray Wolves
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of a Single IssueTwisp                                                               2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                              Vashon-Maury Island or Series Series: VAA proposes new arts center
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of a Single IssueBeachcomber                                                         1st Place
Group III                                          Sequim Gazette
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of a Single Issue or Series Timeline of a tragedy                                    3rd Place
Group III                                          Snoqualmie Valley Record
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of a Single Issue or Series Faces of homelessness                                    2nd Place
Group III                                          Whidbey Single Issue Oak Harbor
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of a News-Times, or Series Human bones stall project                                 1st Place
Group IV                                           Kirkland Single Issue or Series Police begin to question the story of missing boy's mother Place
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of aReporter                                                                      3rd
Group IV                                           Issaquah Single
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of a Press Issue or Series Issaquah Gunman                                           2nd Place
Group IV                                           Covington/Maple Valley Reporter
                             310 Comprehensive Coverage of a Single Issue or Series Teens and Technology                                     1st Place
                              311 Investigative Reporting Townsend Leader
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Port                          Low-income houses for sale                              3rd Place
                              311 Investigative Reporting
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Kirkland Reporter                                                                      2nd Place
                                                                                     Investigators still haven't ruled out missing toddler's parents
                              311 Investigative Reporting
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                    Jail                                                 1st Place
                                                       Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor interview: Double murder suspect claims 'hallucination'
Group I                                               Story- Adams County Journal Hope for Hayden: Benefit Saturday in Lind to help cover transplant costs
                             312 Best General FeatureRitzvilleLong                                                                     3rd Place
Group I                                               Story- Sounder
                             312 Best General FeatureIslands' Long                   Islander continues work in Haiti                        2nd Place
Group I                                               Story- Adams County Journal Book chronicles one woman's life after tragic 1991 train wreck at Tokio claims her fiance
                             312 Best General FeatureRitzvilleLong                                                                       1st Place
Group II                                              Story- Long                Time
                             312 Best General FeatureVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber is running out for a classic ferry                      3rd Place
Group II                                             Story- Monitor and Valley NewsA wealth of worms: A program at the prison could save taxpayers millions, organizer believes
                             312 Best General FeatureMonroe Long                                                                       2nd Place
Group II                                              Story- Long                American Hero Quilts logs a landmark in project for wounded vets
                             312 Best General FeatureVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber                                                   1st Place
Group III                                             Story- Long
                             312 Best General FeatureLiberty Lake Splash             'There's a madman on the loose!'                        3rd Place
Group III                                            Story- Long                 A
                             312 Best General FeatureWhidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor dog is a kid's best literary friend                      2nd Place
Group III                                             Story- Long
                             312 Best General FeaturePort Townsend Leader            Quimper Sound brings back the LP                        1st Place
Group IV                                              Story- Long
                             312 Best General FeatureKirkland Reporter                                                                     3rd Place
                                                                                     Survivor of human trafficking and sex slavery on set for film shooting in Kirkland
Group IV                                         Story- Kitsap                 Growing Food for Urban Hunger
                        312 Best General FeatureCentral Long Reporter, Silverdale                                                        2nd Place
Group IV                                         Story- Long
                        312 Best General FeatureSammamish Review                   A night with garbage miners in northern Peru          1st Place
Group I                                          Story- Sounder
                        313 Best General FeatureIslands' Short                     Orcas dog survives after eating rat poison            3rd Place
Group I                                         Story- Short
                        313 Best General FeatureOutlook, Othello                   Sharing a message of love                             2nd Place
Group I                                         Story- Short
                        313 Best General FeatureOutlook, Othello                   Orphan choir brings smiles to faces                   1st Place
Group II                                        Story- Valley
                        313 Best General FeatureMethowShort News, Twisp            Restoring a town                                      3rd Place
Group II                                        Story- Monitor and Valley NewsA black lab named Zenith wins awards for helping kids2nd Place
                        313 Best General FeatureMonroe Short                                                                        learn
Group II                                         Story- of the                  Friday Harbor                                         1
                        313 Best General FeatureJournal Short San Juan Islands, San Juan Historical Society celebrates 50th Anniversaryst Place
Group III                                       Story- Short                Fairy Land
                        313 Best General FeatureOmak-Okanogan County Chronicle                                                           3rd Place
Group III                                        Story- Short
                        313 Best General FeatureShelton-Mason County Journal Halloween lays siege on Hood Canal                          2nd Place
Group III                                        Story- Short
                        313 Best General FeatureNorth Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo       When the world came to town                           1st Place
Group IV                                         Story- Short
                        313 Best General FeatureIssaquah Press                                                                          3rd Place
                                                                                   Snowplow crews toil day and night to clear Issaquah streets
Group IV                                         Story- Reporter
                        313 Best General FeatureAuburn Short                       'She murdered who my son was supposed to be'          2nd Place
Group IV                                        Story- Short
                        313 Best General FeatureWoodinville Weekly                 Duvall Rotary re-creates 'Great Piano Drop' of 1968   1st Place
Group I & II Combined                             Anacortes American
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any length)              Active seniors say they're more fit for life          3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Islands' Sounder
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any length)              After 35 years, a beloved island policeman retires    2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Stanwood/Camano
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any length)News          Zip into the wild side of Camano                      1st Place
Group III                                         Snoqualmie length)
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any Valley Record        Talking with the Tractor Men                          3rd Place
Group III                                         Sequim Gazette
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any length)              Sensing Sequim from above                             2nd Place
Group III                                         Northwest Asian Weekly, SeattleUndocumented immigrants
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any length)                                                                    1st Place
Group IV                                          Bellevue Reporter
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any length)                                                                     at Place
                                                                                   Visitors come face-to-face with their worst nightmares3rdBeaver Lake Park
Group IV                                          Auburn Reporter
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any length)              Twist Evil: Auburn man crafts the curious and unusual 2nd Place
Group IV                                          Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter Mountain bike series: "On the Rise" and "Trail Mix"
                        314 Best Lifestyle Feature Story (any length)                                                                    1st Place
Group I & II Combined                             Cheney
                        315 Best Personality Profile- LongFree Press               Terry Munro and her big, sweet, life-saving dog ZZ    3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Methow
                        315 Best Personality Profile- Long Valley News, Twisp      Medicine that transcends borders                      2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Stanwood/Camano News
                        315 Best Personality Profile- Long                         Southern roots find home on the coast                 1st Place
Group III                                         Bonney                       Barnstorming through basketball history
                        315 Best Personality Profile- LongLake-Sumner Courier-Herald                                                     3rd Place
Group III                                         Liberty Lake Splash
                        315 Best Personality Profile- Long                         Liberty Lake gold                                     2nd Place
Group III                                         Bonney                       The
                        315 Best Personality Profile- LongLake-Sumner Courier-Heraldstrange journey of Joe and Steve                     1st Place
Group IV                                          Sammamish Review
                        315 Best Personality Profile- Long                         Eastlake High School officer mourned                  3rd Place
Group IV                                          Covington/Maple Valley Reporter
                        315 Best Personality Profile- Long                      Celebrating a nice round number                          2nd Place
Group IV                                          Issaquah
                        315 Best Personality Profile- Long Press                                                                        1st Place
                                                                                   Battles continue for Iraq war veteran Rory Dunn, mother Cynthia Lefever
Group I & II Combined                             Whidbey
                        316 Best Personality Profile- Short Examiner, Coupeville   Local artist turns handicap into advantage            3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Methow Valley News, Twisp
                        316 Best Personality Profile- Short                        Dr. Herman focuses on forward vision                  2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Mercer Island Reporter
                        316 Best Personality Profile- Short                        Marine is witness to history                          1st Place
Group III                                         Shelton-Mason County Journal Mason County woman is blood bank's best friend
                        316 Best Personality Profile- Short                                                                              3rd Place
Group III                                           Shelton-Mason County Journal The man who ate nine dozen oysters
                          316 Best Personality Profile- Short                                                                           2nd Place
Group III                                           Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Keeney's key to 105 years? Just dance.
                          316 Best Personality Profile- Short                   Ruby                                                    1st Place
Group IV                                            Issaquah
                          316 Best Personality Profile- Short Press                                                                  on Place
                                                                                  Issaquah native Melanie, makeup maven, leaves mark3rd fashion, commercials and silver scre
Group IV                                            Issaquah
                          316 Best Personality Profile- Short Press               Veteran Roy Inui receives Congressional Gold Medal    2nd Place
Group IV                                            Federal Way Mirror
                          316 Best Personality Profile- Short                     Left for dead by pirates: A man's story of survival   1st Place
Group I & II Combined                              M
                          317 Best Story on the Arts ethow Valley News, Twisp     Resurfacing as Art                                    3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                              S
                          317 Best Story on the Arts outh Whidbey Record, Langley Swimming into love and other transformations          2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                              S                                                                                   1st
                          317 Best Story on the Arts outh Whidbey Record, Langley Island Shakespeare Fest's 'Romeo and Juliet' opens today Place
Group III                                          S
                          317 Best Story on the Arts noValley Star, Snoqualmie    North Bend band releases second album                 3rd Place
Group III                                          S
                          317 Best Story on the Arts equim Gazette                Music man gets his due                                2nd Place
Group III                                          P
                          317 Best Story on the Artsort Townsend Leader           The Business of Art                                   1st Place
Group IV                                           n
                          317 Best Story on the Artsone                           none                                                  3rd Place
Group IV                                           T
                          317 Best Story on the Artsacoma Weekly                  The art of hip hop                                    2nd Place
Group IV                                           K
                          317 Best Story on the Arts ent Reporter                 Kent teen has made the big time                       1st Place
Group I & II Combined                             Chinook Observer, Long Beach Dec. 14 feature page
                          318 Best Feature Page Design                                                                                  3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Camas-Washougal Post-Record Falling into fall color
                          318 Best Feature Page Design                                                                                  2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Chinook Observer, Long Beach Dec. 28 feature page
                          318 Best Feature Page Design                                                                                  1st Place
Group III                                         Omak-Okanogan County Chronicleculture of consciousness
                          318 Best Feature Page Design                        A                                                         3rd Place
Group III                                         Sequim Gazette
                          318 Best Feature Page Design                            Petals and Pathways                                   2nd Place
Group III                                         Bainbridge Island Review
                          318 Best Feature Page Design                            Visionkeepers                                         1st Place
Group IV                                          City
                          318 Best Feature Page DesignLiving, Seattle             Anacortes: Forget the ferry                           3rd Place
Group IV                                          City
                          318 Best Feature Page DesignLiving, Seattle             The Letterpress Movement: Where Time Stands Still     2nd Place
Group IV                                          City
                          318 Best Feature Page DesignLiving, Seattle             Group art show gets 'girly' for February              1st Place
Group I & II Combined                             Methow Valley News, Twisp
                          319 Best Front Page Design                              Front Page: August 10, 2011                           3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                             Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
                          319 Best Front Page Design                          Front Page: March 16, 2011                                2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                             South Whidbey Record, Langley Front Page: May 21, 2011
                          319 Best Front Page Design                                                                                    1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                           Tacoma Weekly
                          319 Best Front Page Design                              Front Page: March 23, 2011                            3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                           Issaquah Press
                          319 Best Front Page Design                              Front Page: Feb. 29, 2012                             2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                           Daily Record, Ellensburg
                          319 Best Front Page Design                              Front Page: Nov. 26, 2011                             1st Place
Group I & II Combined     320 News of the Weird    South Whidbey Record, Langley Freeland man's invention has Whidbey Island buzzing 3rd Place
Group I & II Combined     320 News of the Weird    LaConner Weekly News           Guerilla knitting gang exposed                        2nd Place
Group I & II Combined     320 News of the Weird                                Elves
                                                   Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber told to leave four-way stop                          1st Place
Group III                 320 News of the Weird    Port Townsend Leader           Spider art here - and gone                            3rd Place
Group III                 320 News of the Weird                                Whidbey woman gives birth in speeding car
                                                   Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor                                                       2nd Place
Group III                 320 News of the Weird    Sequim Gazette                 The Compleat Geoducker                                1st Place
Group IV                  320 News of the Weird    Kirkland Reporter              Teacup poodle chases bear up tree                     3rd Place
Group IV                    320 News of the Weird    Issaquah Press                                                                       2nd Place
                                                                                    Fremont's Lenin statue traces journey from Slovakia...and Issaquah
Group IV                    320 News of the Weird    Auburn Reporter                Chasing ghosts, spirits                                1st Place
Group I & II Combined                               Methow Valley News, Twisp
                            321 Best Sports News Story                                                                                   3rd Place
                                                                                    Doggett repeats; Skelton, Woodruff and McMillans bring home medals
Group I & II Combined                               Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Oroville
                            321 Best Sports News Story                            Fantastic finish ends CTL streak                         2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                               Mercer Island Reporter
                            321 Best Sports News Story                              Heart defects in young athletes rare but deadly        1st Place
Group III                                           Shelton-Mason County Journal Seniors optimistic about rebuild after arson
                            321 Best Sports News Story                                                                                     3rd Place
Group III                                           Peninsula Gateway, Gig Harbor In state spotlight, wins elude Gig Harbor High soccer team Place
                            321 Best Sports News Story                                                                                   2nd
Group III                                           Newport Miner
                            321 Best Sports News Story                              Players not immune to injury                           1st Place
Group IV                                            Herald, Puyallup
                            321 Best Sports News Story                              Vikings smash Sentinels in gridiron season opener      3rd Place
Group IV                                            Herald, Puyallup
                            321 Best Sports News Story                              Triple-overtime thriller                               2nd Place
Group IV                                            Renton Reporter
                            321 Best Sports News Story                              Hazen rides emotion to tie against Kennedy Catholic    1st Place
Group I & II Combined       322 Best Sports Feature Grandview Herald                Girls' wrestling growing fast and with growing pains   3rd Place
Group I & II Combined       322 Best Sports Feature Nisqually Valley News, Yelm     Crossing the finish line                               2nd Place
Group I & II Combined       322 Best Sports Feature Anacortes American              Ultra-marathoner finishes 15th in Death Valley race    1st Place
Group III                   322 Best Sports Feature Northwest Asian Weekly, SeattleThe LAST Jeremy Lin article you should read             3rd Place
Group III                   322 Best Sports Feature Peninsula Gateway, Gig Harbor For the love of running                                  2nd Place
Group III                   322 Best Sports Feature Liberty Lake Splash             Super Bowl or Bust                                     1st Place
Group IV                    322 Best Sports Feature Kent Reporter                   Former Super Bowl MVP cheers daughter                  3rd Place
Group IV                    322 Best Sports Feature Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter Galvin preps for next big challenge                        2nd Place
Group IV                    322 Best Sports Feature Bellevue Reporter               Tennis gives new life at Robinswood                    1st Place
Group I & II Combined                                South Whidbey Record, Langley Despite injuries, Buechner voted to all-conference football Place
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile                                                                           3rd teams
Group I & II Combined                                Northern                          'Those Were
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum the Days' - Roslyn's 1934 Dream Team     2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                                Monroe Monitor and Valley NewsSnohomish triathlete forms international team after heart surgery
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile                                                                          1st Place
Group III                                            Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile                  Whiskey dies                                              3rd Place
Group III                                            Daily Record, Ellensburg
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile                     Wingin' It                                             2nd Place
Group III                                            Peninsula
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile Gateway, Gig Harbor Perfection is her middle name                          1st Place
Group IV                                             Federal Way Mirror
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile                     A year later, Obungen still fighting                   3rd Place
Group IV                                             Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter Third-generation QB Keegan Kemp leads Eastlake
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile                                                                            2nd Place
Group IV                                             Auburn Reporter
                            323 Best Sports Personality Profile                     Rodeo clown finds balance in the smiles of others      1st Place
                              324 Best Sports Page Design
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Sequim Gazette                Gazette sports                                         3rd Place
                              324 Best Sports Page Design
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Issaquah Press                Dangerous Curves                                       2nd Place
                              324 Best Sports Page Design
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Renton Reporter               Glasses half full?                                     1st Place
Group I                     325 Best Editorial                                                                                          3rd Place
                                                     Ritzville Adams County Journal Hospital must remain viable, community healing should come to the forefront
Group I                     325 Best Editorial       Quincy Valley Post-Register    It's time to stand up to gangs                         2nd Place
Group I                     325 Best Editorial       Islands' Sounder               Medical oversight protects the public                  1st Place
Group II                    325 Best Editorial       Methow Valley News, Twisp      A matter of equality                                   3rd Place
Group II                     325 Best Editorial       Chinook Observer, Long Beach High-danger highways                                   2nd Place
Group II                     325 Best Editorial                                   The
                                                      Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber sorry mess in the woods: Who's to blame             1st Place
Group III                    325 Best Editorial       Peninsula Gateway, Gig Harbor State could take budget lesson from GH                3rd Place
Group III                    325 Best Editorial       Sequim Gazette                                                                    2nd marijuana law
                                                                                     Dazed and confused: On the state of Washington's medicalPlace
Group III                    325 Best Editorial       Sequim Gazette                 Can we talk?                                         1st Place
Group IV                     325 Best Editorial       Kirkland Reporter                                                                     local newspaper
                                                                                     A thorough look into the meaning of misspellings for a 3rd Place
Group IV                     325 Best Editorial       Issaquah Press                 Say no to $3 million for highlands developer         2nd Place
Group IV                     325 Best Editorial       Renton Reporter                Police chief must do complete investigations         1st Place
                              326 Best Editorial Cartoon
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                    There goes next day delivery
                                                       Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle                                                     3rd Place
                              326 Best Editorial Cartoon
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Nisqually Valley News, Yelm   Crose offers library alternative                     2nd Place
                              326 Best Editorial Cartoon
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                    If
                                                       Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle the shoe was on the other paw                       1st Place
                              327 Best Editorial Pages Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Chronicle
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                    The                                                    3rd Place
                              327 Best Editorial Pages Nisqually Valley News, Yelm
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                      NVN Opinion                                          2nd Place
                              327 Best Editorial Pages Sequim Gazette
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                      Gazette editorial pages                              1st Place
Group I & II Combined                                  Column
                             328 Best General InterestNisqually Valley News, Yelm    From my desk                                         3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                                  Column
                             328 Best General InterestLaConner Weekly News           Nuggets from Norway                                  2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                                  Column
                             328 Best General InterestMonroe Monitor and Valley NewsEditor's Notebook                                     1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                                Column
                             328 Best General InterestIssaquah Press                 Off the press                                        3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                                Column                     On
                             328 Best General InterestOmak-Okanogan County Chronicle the Hot Seat                                         2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                                Column                        Roundabout
                             328 Best General InterestNorth Seattle Herald-Outlook, Seattle                                               1st Place
                              329 Best Humorous Column Reporter
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                     Kent                             The Christmas underworld                             3rd Place
                              329 Best Humorous Column
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                     Daily Record, Ellensburg         Michael Gallagher: Nation of Mike                    2nd Place
                              329 Best Humorous Column
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                 Our
                                                    Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-HeraldCorner                                               1st Place
                              330 Best Topical ColumnsWhidbey Examiner, Coupeville
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                      Sowin' 'n' the Trowel                                3rd Place
                              330 Best Topical ColumnsFederal Way Mirror
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                      Sidelines                                            2nd Place
                              330 Best Topical ColumnsNisqually Valley News, Yelm
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                      Mind of Mr. Perfect                                  1st Place
                              331 Feature Writer of theBellevue Reporter
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Year                          Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura                              3rd Place
                              331 Feature Writer of theIssaquah/Sammamish Reporter Celeste Gracey
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                         Year                                                                              2nd Place
                              331 Feature Writer of theSequim Gazette
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Year                          Matthew Nash                                         1st Place
                              332 Sportswriter of the Year
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Peninsula Gateway, Gig Harbor Neil Pierson                                         3rd Place
                              332 Sportswriter of the Year Record, Ellensburg
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Daily                         Josh Petrie                                          2nd Place
                              332 Sportswriter of the Year
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Bellevue Reporter             Josh Suman                                           1st Place
                              333 News Writer of the Year
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter Celeste Gracey                                          3rd Place
                              333 News Writer of the Year
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Monroe Monitor and Valley NewsPolly Keary                                           2nd Place
                              333 News Writer of the Year
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                   Jessie Stensland
                                                      Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor                                                      1st Place
                              334 Newspaper Community Service Splash
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                    Liberty Lake                      Liberty Lake's inaugural Relay for Life              3rd Place
                              334 Newspaper Community Service
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                    Renton Reporter                   Taking care of those who serve                        2nd Place
                              334 Newspaper Community Service Splash
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                    Liberty Lake                                                                            1st Place
                                                                                     Blessings Under the Bridge - The 12 Dollars of Christmas Drive
                              401 B/W Feature Photo
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Port Townsend Leader           Snowy walk at Fort Worden State Park                  1st Place
                              402 B/W Portrait or Pictorial Photo
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                         Port Townsend Leader         Snowy morning in Port Townsend                        1st Place
                              403 B/W Photo Essay
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Chinook Observer, Long Beach The people vs. Brian Brush                              1st Place
Group I                                             Skamania County                Kiteboarders took advantage
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or Feature Pioneer, Stevenson                                                    1st Place
Group II                                            South Whidbey
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or Feature Record, Langley Parks Program hits the mark                           1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Covington/Maple                Kentwood senior Danny Lunder
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or Feature Valley Reporter                                                       1st Place
Group I & II Combined                               Chinook Observer, Long Beach The rescue of Dale Ostrander
                             405 Spot News- B/W or Color                                                                                   1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle in flames
                             405 Spot News- B/W or Color                        Up                                                         1st Place
Group I & II Combined                               Chinook
                             406 General News- B/W or Color Observer, Long Beach Bird swarm                                                1st Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Whidbey                     Occupy Whidbey occupies Coupeville
                             406 General News- B/W or Color News-Times, Oak Harbor                                                         1st Place
Group I                      407 Color Feature Photo Outlook, Othello                Firefighters have exciting morning                    1st Place
Group II                     407 Color Feature Photo Daily Sun News, Sunnyside       Balloon Rally takes center stage                      1st Place
Group III                    407 Color Feature Photo Daily Record, Ellensburg        Roped In                                              1st Place
Group IV                     407 Color Feature Photo Kent Reporter                   Memorable Memorial Day                                1st Place
Group I & II Combined                                Ritzville Adams County Journal Grammy award-winning zydeco performer Chubby Carrier Place
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal)                                                                   1st
Group III                                            Port Townsend Leader
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal)                    Student poet                                          1st Place
Group IV                                             Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter Healing Hands
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal)                                                                          1st Place
Group I                      409 Color Pictorial      LaConner Weekly News           Winter View                                           1st Place
Group II                     409 Color Pictorial      Methow Valley News, Twisp      Leeky sunset                                          1st Place
Group III & IV Combined      409 Color Pictorial      Newport Miner                  I see you                                             1st Place
Group I                      410 Color Photo Essay    LaConner Weekly News           Paddle to Swinomish - A cultural feast                1st Place
Group II                     410 Color Photo Essay                                    A Day in the
                                                      Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum Life of Cle Elum                          1st Place
Group III & IV Combined      410 Color Photo Essay                                Ridin' and Ropin'
                                                      Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle                                                       1st Place
Group I                                               Quad
                             411 Color Sports Photo - ActionCity Herald, Brewster    Brewster's CasSondra Hogan heads the ball             1st Place
Group II                                              Chinook
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action Observer, Long Beach Bucked                                                   1st Place
Group III                                             Daily Record, Ellensburg
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action                         Red Fog                                               1st Place
Group IV                                              Covington/Maple Valley Reporter
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action                        Kentlake's Jessie Richardson                           1st Place
Group I                                               Quad City
                             412 Color Sports Photo - Feature Herald, Brewster       Brewster celebrates the district championship         1st Place
                                                      Chinook
Group II, III, & IV Combined 412 Color Sports Photo - Feature Observer, Long Beach Late vault                                              1st Place
                              401 B/W Feature Photo
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                     Dave
                                                      Skamania County Pioneer, Stevenson Gorgas, left, places a ring                       2nd Place
                              402 B/W Portrait or Pictorial Photo
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                     At long last, 501c3 status for SDA
                                                        Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald                                                  2nd Place
                              403 B/W Photo Essay
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                     Homecoming 2011
                                                      Skamania County Pioneer, Stevenson                                                   2nd Place
Group I                                             Quad City Herald,
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or Feature Brewster        Bridgeport's Hugo Martinez heads the ball             2nd Place
Group II                                            Forks Forum
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or Feature                 Forks and Port Angeles Youth Leagues Play Hard        2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Shelton-Mason
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or FeatureCounty Journal Three Shelton wrestlers...                              2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                               Ritzville Adams County Journal Firefighters encountered intense heat and fast moving 2nd Place
                             405 Spot News- B/W or Color                                                                                 fire
Group III & IV Combined                             Issaquah Press
                             405 Spot News- B/W or Color                               "It was like being in a war zone"                   2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                               Methow
                             406 General News- B/W or Color Valley News, Twisp         Kids on the ball                                    2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Bonney                       Practice makes perfect
                             406 General News- B/W or Color Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald                                                     2nd Place
Group I                      407 Color Feature Photo Whidbey Examiner, Coupeville      Winter weather huddle                               2nd Place
Group II                                                                         Students make use of nature's classroom
                             407 Color Feature Photo Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber                                                       2nd Place
Group III                                                                        A
                             407 Color Feature Photo Omak-Okanogan County ChronicleMushy Experience                                        2nd Place
Group IV                     407 Color Feature Photo Kent Reporter                     Learning The Fire Ropes                             2nd Place
Group I & II Combined                                South Whidbey Record, Langley Seasoned lawn mower racer Lloyd Crouse
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal)                                                                          2nd Place
Group III                                            Edmonds Beacon
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal)                      This place is going to the dogs                     2nd Place
Group IV                                             Issaquah Press
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal)                      Bears Awaken                                        2nd Place
Group I                      409 Color Pictorial                                     The fall
                                                       Skamania County Pioneer, Stevenson colors                                           2nd Place
Group II                     409 Color Pictorial                                       Prickly hoar
                                                       Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum frost covers Kittitas County             2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined      409 Color Pictorial       Daily Record, Ellensburg        Fall Color                                          2nd Place
Group I                      410 Color Photo Essay     Quincy Valley Post-Register     Sasquatch! 2011                                     2nd Place
Group II                     410 Color Photo Essay     Daily Sun News, Sunnyside       Bickleton-area residents                            2nd Place
Group III & IV Combined      410 Color Photo Essay                                 Kicking back in Omak
                                                       Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle                                                      2nd Place
Group I                                               Quincy
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action Valley Post-Register      Trenton Calloway, 6, placed third                   2nd Place
Group II                                              East County Journal, Morton
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action                           Timberwolves take one of two from Napavine          2nd Place
Group III                                             Daily Record, Ellensburg
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action                           Reach for Yardage                                   2nd Place
Group IV                                              Kent Reporter
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action                           Play Ball                                           2nd Place
Group I                                               Quincy
                             412 Color Sports Photo - FeatureValley Post-Register      Jacob Barth Hoists the Battle of the Basin trophy   2nd Place
                                                      Chinook
Group II, III, & IV Combined 412 Color Sports Photo - Feature Observer, Long Beach Mudslide                                                2nd Place
                              401 B/W Feature Photo
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Ritzville Adams County Journal Bull's eye                                           3rd Place
                              402 B/W Portrait or Pictorial Photo
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                         Ritzville Adams County Journal After the cutting                                   3rd Place
                              403 B/W Photo Essay
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Ritzville Adams County Journal Harvest 2011                                         3rd Place
Group I                                             Quad City Herald,
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or Feature Brewster          C.J. Wall attempts to catch this ball               3rd Place
Group II                                            South Whidbey
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or Feature Record, Langley Falcon boys and girls take third at Westling Invite   3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Covington/Maple                Kentlake's Brittany Styger hits home run No. 2
                             404 B/W Sports Photo- Action or Feature Valley Reporter                                                       3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                               South
                             405 Spot News- B/W or Color Whidbey Record, Langley Bomb scare shuts down Clinton Mukilteo Ferry              3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor held for 2 murders, kidnapping
                             405 Spot News- B/W or Color                        Man                                                        3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                               Chinook
                             406 General News- B/W or Color Observer, Long Beach Ilwaco house fire                                         3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined                             Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle
                             406 General News- B/W or Color                     Mush!                                                      3rd Place
Group I                      407 Color Feature Photo LaConner Weekly News              Sun Break                                           3rd Place
Group II                     407 Color Feature Photo Daily Sun News, Sunnyside         Everybody in the pool                               3rd Place
Group III                    407 Color Feature Photo Sequim Gazette                   Storm's last gasp?                                       3rd Place
Group IV                                                                           Little girl with red wagon
                             407 Color Feature Photo Covington/Maple Valley Reporter                                                           3rd Place
Group I & II Combined                                Methow Valley News, Twisp
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal)                     Dr. Herman focuses on forward vision                     3rd Place
Group III                                            Daily Record,
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal) Ellensburg          The Eagle has Landed                                     3rd Place
Group IV                                             Issaquah Press
                             408 Color Portrait (Human or Animal)                     Nightmare on Beaver Lake                                 3rd Place
Group I                      409 Color Pictorial      Grandview Herald                Carpet of gold                                           3rd Place
Group II                     409 Color Pictorial      Daily Sun News, Sunnyside       Busy bee                                                 3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined      409 Color Pictorial      Daily Record, Ellensburg        Osprey                                                   3rd Place
Group I                      410 Color Photo Essay    Outlook, Othello                Graduation 2011: Oh the places you'll go                 3rd Place
Group II                     410 Color Photo Essay    Methow Valley News, Twisp       Underneath the western skies                             3rd Place
Group III & IV Combined      410 Color Photo Essay    Mukilteo Beacon                 Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival                             3rd Place
Group I                                               Outlook,
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action Othello                  All stars fall short at state tournament                 3rd Place
Group II                                              Vidette,
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action Montesano                Bobcats clip Eagles                                      3rd Place
Group III                                             Port Townsend Leader
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action                          Surfing the Wild West End                                3rd Place
Group IV                                              Issaquah Press
                             411 Color Sports Photo - Action                          Soccer leap                                              3rd Place
Group I                                               Outlook,
                             412 Color Sports Photo - Feature Othello                 Huskies poised for a deep run                            3rd Place
                                                      Daily Sun
Group II, III, & IV Combined 412 Color Sports Photo - Feature News, Sunnyside         League Champs!                                           3rd Place
                              413 Photographer of the Year Record, Ellensburg
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Daily                           Brian Myrick                                             3rd Place
                              413 Photographer of the Year
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Bellevue Reporter               Chad Coleman                                             2nd Place
                              413 Photographer of the Year
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Chinook Observer, Long Beach Damian Mulinix                                              1st Place
                          414 Miles Turnbull Photo of the Observer, Long Beach
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                 Chinook Year                 The rescue of Dale Ostrander                                      1st Place
                              501 Best Website
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Enumclaw Courier-Herald         Enumclaw Courier-Herald                                  3rd Place
                              501 Best Website
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                   Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald
                                                      Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald                                                        2nd Place
                              501 Best Website
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Daily Record, Ellensburg        Daily Record Website                                     1st Place
                              502 Best Blog
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Port Townsend Leader            Port Townsend Observation Deck - News Around Town3rd Place
                              502 Best Blog
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Newport Miner                   Walk Talk: A blog on health                              2nd Place
                              502 Best Blog
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Chinook Observer, Long Beach Picture Window Photo Blog                                   1st Place
                              503 Best Online Ad
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Sammamish Review                Gotta Dance                                              3rd Place
                              503 Best Online Ad
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                                                   Kronos-Featured artists for Gallery Cruise
                                                      Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber                                                          2nd Place
                              503 Best Online Ad
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                       Port Townsend Leader            Elevated Ice Cream "Chocolate!"                          1st Place
                          504-505 Best Online Photo Gallery, Slide Show or Video
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined   combined            Federal Way Mirror              VIDEO: Ron Paul greets rabid followers in WA             3rd Place
                          504-505 Best Online Photo Gallery, Slide Show or Video
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined   combined            North Kitsap Herald, Poulsbo                                                            2nd Place
                                                                                      2011 Canoe Journey: 'Our culture is still thriving. Our culture is still strong'
                          504-505 Best Online Photo Gallery, Slidethe San Juan Islands, 12th Annual Orca Sing
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined   combined            Journal of Show or Video          Friday Harbor                                          1st Place
                              507 Best Use of Social Media
Group I, II, III, & IV Combined                        Issaquah Press                                                                   Issaquah
                                                                                      Best use of social media: Gunman menaces downtown1st Place
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Darla Hussey                    The art taking up the majority of the ad can't be missed what the ad is for. Great teaser for the event.
Raquel Urbina                   Quickly identifiable if you're looking for entertainment. Reverse background makes it stand out on the page.
Darla Hussey                    Choice of art, fonts and blood colored background get the message across that it will be a scary experience.
Debi Meredith, Gloria KilwienBright, well organized. Good use of color and zones of space.
Karen Robinette                 Well presented information, calls nicely on traditions of the sport.
Nicole Kiourkas                 Strong design! Creative repetition of stripes and circles. Feels like summer!
Sarah Burk                      A good execution of the yellow & I like the grungy font. Would be better if the grey extended to the bottom of the ad instead of the white stripe with the
Michelle Wolfensparger          Great example of getting the message across without being too cutesy. Good work.
Tami Hewitt, Kathy Busic        Easy to read fonts with a design that complimented the funny message made this ad the clear winner. Would have been better without the little man log
Stephen McFadden                Simple and direct is often times more effective as shown in this ad. The overall framing of the ad was very eye-catching and the two pieces of art captur
Nicole Kiourkas                 Clean, effective, easy to follow. For all the content contained in this ad, there was no confusion in following it. Didn't have to search for information; it wa
Terry Hamberg                   In a moment's glance, a reader knew what the event was, why it was happening, and when it was taking place. Effective art with a tremendous "reason
Tami Hewitt
Robert Morris, John Huston
Frank Portello, Annie LaValle
Nicole Kiourkas                 Blissed out with jewelry! Snowflakes and diamonds are a nice combo.
Melanie Morgan                  Elegant atmosphere. Looks like what a student wants to experience.
Nicole Kiourkas                 Everything about this is great! Stripes, polka dots, curves, and humor in the text and photo.
Tami Hewitt, Sara Radka
Scott Wilson, Kathy Busic
Kathy McCauley
                         Very effective appeal in a clean double vertical design. The right side carries the branding and the left side the eye catching message.
Sean McDonald, Bryon Kempf
Breann Getty                    Clearly places the pediatric group in the mind of a certain population without making them seem frail or sickly. Strong branding and identification.
Dona Mokin                   Great photo and important provider message sends the signal we care about you and want you as our patient. good branding technique.
                             Nance Scott, Graphic Artist
Daralyn Anderson, Publisher,Simply said. Great brand builder. Solution to those seeking slipcovers. Good use of white space.
Darla Hussey                 Stands out with use of half-tone. Cropped bird entering the frame catches the eye. Simple to read with ease.
                           Good use
Linda Day, Dana Sphar, Robin Doggettof color. Font in headline fits the tone for the band. Photo tilted catches the eye. Works well branding their name as a band people would want
Tami Hewitt
Martha Boston, Kathy McCauley
Dan McDougall, Frank Portello
Breann Getty, Terry Sager
Ernie Yip
Julie Black
Lavonne Saunders             Bold headline, balanced photos, creative background and hard to ignore individual photos every local reader will check out.
Charlene Helm, Gary DeVon Interesting and helpful editorial content to sell advertisers.
Cindy Vest                   Beautiful use of color, nice holiday feel. Individual ads with inviting design.
Debi Lahmeyer, Cathy Clark Good layout!
Kim Hollister, Jeremy Fink Good layout of the same sized ads. I would have dropped the blue background.
Kim Hollister, Jeremy Fink Simple, easy to read! This is what a multi advertiser page should look like.
Lynn Hoover, Staff
Leslie Vance, Lee Ann MozesExcellent idea using the QR codes, but those without a smart phone will skip over it. Good use of color, easy to read, loved it!
                           Great idea! I just had to Goss
Cindy Ducich, Marcie Shannon, Rudi Alcott, Mary Lou read all the ads!
Nicole Kiourkas              Consistent image that is recognizable with layout and colors.
                             Colorful and creative.
Cathy Clark, Jay Cline, Debi Lahmeyer
Aaron Rider, Marnie Gibbs    Can't miss seeing it, can't miss it is a dairy. Cute art, nice message.
Jesse Mullen                 Good small space ad. Wish the layout was less crowded around them.
                              Staff
Dottie Bergstresser, CreativeReally funny, would prefer if there was a little more white space.
Leslie Vance, Lee Ann MozesA little too much text but otherwise, I love, love, love these quirky ads!
                            Consistent look, but could have stronger headline messages.
Breann Getty, Vickie Singsaas
Ernie Yip                    Several nicely done small space ads; could have more consistent look and brand in third example.
                            Good consistent look and brand, and variety of concepts.
Breann Getty, Vickie Singsaas
Darla Hussey                 Interesting and creative ad. Mixture of line art with photo art makes you stop to study.
Stephen McFadden             This ad shows aart that will put anyone to in the the Fire Department. Big headline, balanced photos conveys message easily.
                             Great choice of lot of pride and appreciation for
Cindy Vest                   holiday spirit.
Sara Radka
Daniel Chiqui
Dan McDougall, Frank Portello
Rebecca Collins              White space makes such a difference in color ads! This is easy to read and has good images. Would have removed the 'stripes' of color at the top and bo
Stephen McFadden             Good and clean. Customer name could use a drop shadow and I would have made 'Weekend' a little smaller.
Stephen McFadden             I really like this ad; it's sophisticated and uses the proper amount of color.
Dan McDougall, Victoria McDonald
Victoria McDonald, Dan McDougall
Jan Halliday, John Stanger
Stephen McFadden             Clean look, cheerful and appealing.
Charlene Helm                Makes me want a beer!
Stephen McFadden             Festive, dramatic, pumpkinlicious!
                            Good ad. It's a Olds, you can't tell Scott, Graphic Designer
Staff, Daralyn Anderson, Publisher, MatthewshameAd Rep, Nanceit's an ad because of the layout of the page.
Rebecca Collins              Cute old ladies plus cocktails, I love it!
Deanna Plesha, Casey Clark Fun ad to look at! Would have chosen a more sophisticated font because the point of it being a scrapping store was made with the art.
Cathy Clark, Harmony Liebert
                          Photo and bold red headline jumps! You can't miss it on the page.
Marcie Shannon, Mary Lou Goss
                           Beautiful color photo really pulls you into the ad.
Dan McDougall, Victoria McDonald
Cindy Vest                   Small ad with one graphic but the clip art helps it stand out by breaking outside the border and a frame that says cut me out and put on refrigerator.
Kim Morris                   Unusual clip art used very effectively to create motion and excitement in this interesting ad.
                            Very cute and attractive, nice Nance of clip art and text with
Staff, Daralyn Anderson, Publisher, Matthew Olds, Ad Rep, balanceScott, Graphic Designer a clever seasonal headline. Appealing color pallet used to match clip art.
Danielle Koagel, John Stanger, Kathy Busic
Breann Getty, Neil Buchsbaum
Sarah Burk
Callie Fink, Linda Day, Robin Doggett
Terry Hamberg                Excellent photo and headline, great job
Terry Hamberg                Loved the wording, it made me want to read the whole ad.
Scott Wilson, John Stanger Local newspapers are about local news. This ad shows a strong local landmark and ties the paper to the community in a very subtle way.
Dona Mokin                   The #1 foam finger has been over used, but a newspaper #1 is eye-catching and tells the whole story in one simple piece of artwork.
Staff                        This newspaper is welcome in your home as part of the family. Really nice approach identifying the staff.
Darla Hussey                 Beautiful project to take on. The advertiser name is there, though there are no sponsor logos, something we would recommend. Beautiful keepsake.
                            Just like a reminder on the refrigerator, this ad caught our eyes. Because you never know what you will find on a bulletin board, the reader is bound to c
Staff, Daralyn Anderson, Publisher, Matthew Olds, Ad Rep, Nance Scott, Graphic Designer
                           Fun, fun, fun! Sounds like a Beach Boys' song, but it describes this ad. What a great way to put personality into your business. Great job by the mind be
Terry Hamberg, Cindy Steiner
Sarah Burk                   Very clever and catchy. The ornaments made from pizza toppings is a clever, appetizing idea. Kids must have loved this.
                           Beautiful design and message. Gives you a sense of the real benefit of a good eye doctor.
Cathy Clark, Harmony Liebert
                           Striking, dramatic and sends a message of commitment to excellence.
Mandy Kay Harris, Debi Lahmeyer
Gloria Kilwien, Debi MeredithCreative approach for this advertiser.
Melanie Morgan               Great pun for your audience, and a classy looking ad.
Nicole Kiourkas              Clearly the winner!
Dottie Bergstresser, Kathy McCauley
Chris Hawley, Jan Halliday
Dave Pierik, Will Adams
                            What an inventive way to involve kids and Graphic Designer
Staff, Daralyn Anderson, Publisher, Matthew Olds, Ad Rep, Nance Scott,parents together with the newspaper. Great exposure for the community event and co-sponsors. Clean, well l
Brian Edwards                If this isn't "refrigerator friendly," we don't know what is. Very nice representation of the promotion and great coverage for the co-sponsors. Kids, paren
                             Nance Scott, Graphic and presentation. We Swift and McMurray Art Class
Daralyn Anderson, Publisher,An award-winning ideaDesigner, Staff , Terry consider these businesses lucky to have been a part of this promotion. Well laid out and fun. Very seasonal
Lynn Hoover, Staff
Julie Speelman, Mary Field
Dave Pierik, Will Adams
Nicole Kiourkas
Darla Hussey
Martha Boston, Valerie May
                         Great idea! I just Mary Lou Goss
Cindy Ducich, Marcie Shannon, Rudi Alcott, had to read all the ads!
Darla Hussey
Michelle Wolfensparger, Ginny Tomasko
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Brent Baker
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Staff                        Any readerof generating revenue andthis town could handle any disaster that comes its way.
                             Great way would feel confident that also community
Sean McDonald, Staff         involvement. Especially liked the way winners were
                           Lots
David Hayes, Kathleen R. Merrill of work was put into this section and it paid off. Great job!
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Andrew Renwick, John Bruijn, Kathleen Strecker
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Dee Camp, Lynn Hoover, staff
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Staff                        Nice layout, well balanced.
Sean McDonald, Staff         Nice section, good balance of ads to editorial.
                             Cindy Ducich, Mary Lou Goss
Rudi Alcott, Marcie Shannon,Eye catching and holds the interest. Great section
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Patricia Morrison Coate, Cathy Clark
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Scott Rasmussen, Scott Herning, Rebecca Cook, Roxanne Angel
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Lynn Hoover, Dee Camp, Staff
Dottie Bergstresser, Kathy McCauley
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Staff                       Clever way to break up the copy with sponsor logos -- good overall eye appeal. An informative section.
Adam McFadden               Not a "big" section but very nice mix of copy, ads and pictures.
Brent Baker, Kirk Myltoft   This cover effectively conveys the scope of activities while engaging the viewer's curiosity as to what more the region has to offer.
Darla Hussey                The simple, sparse and effective design might inspire casual observers to become avid birdwatchers...at least during the festival.
Clint Hollingsworth         Font and background choice, plus the content of the photo inserts, gives an unusually detailed overview of the event.
Melanie Morgan              Nice setting but really didn't guide me to what was inside.
Sue Misao                   Sharp photo made me want to open the section.
                             Leslie Brown, Editor, place Scott, Graphic Designer, Staff
Daralyn Anderson, Publisher,It tells a story about aNance I've never been.
Charlie Hagan
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Katie Montanez
Katelin Davidson            A good story on an important topic, looks at all sides of the issue of raising the minimum wage. Also provides meaningful data, giving the reader perspec
Imbert Matthee              Thorough and dynamic story on a wide-ranging pot raid, certainly of great interest to the community. Very well done.
Colleen Smith Armstrong     This is a difficult topic, handled very well by this writer. Foreclosure has ravaged communities across the nation; this story describes in depth the reason
Leslie Brown                Great story. Kept my attention throughout. A interesting look inside a desperate search that turned out well. Nice interviews with a variety of people.
Leslie Brown                A solid, offbeat story that informs the community about a developing problem and promotes activism.
Leslie Brown                Great interviews 7-year-old Maddie warmedNice heart.
                            The story about with a variety of sources. my storytelling.
Justin Pittman              Verylength looked interesting article to read on the
                            The well written, daunting at first but I was surprised
Jessie Stensland            trouble with public-private beaches and the battle that
Carol Ladwig                This in-depth news story toll awell-written, took on an and it heavy on the perspective of the homeless, not the bureaucratic nonsense that it could hav
                            Poignant story about the was hit-and-run well-sourced
Greg Farrar                 emotionally vulnerable man who lost his two service
                           Dramatic story of Lords
Warren Kagarise, Kathleen R. Merrill, Christina a gunman armed with two rifles terrorizing a town before he was shot dead by police outside a school. The reporting team did an exce
Robert Whale                The reporter captured both the majesty and the fury that the winter storm brought to the community. The story has all the key elements that go into a c
                            Solid story of a somewhat comical but serious
Chuck Allen                 Nice update to difficult story. Solid use of quotes.
                            nuisance.
                            Well written, keeps the reader's interest all the way to
Adrian Sharpe               the end. Good quotes add to the story's strength.
Kasia Pierzga
Ben Watanabe                A sad story that is written well. I would only note that the perspective of the driver is lost in the Record's extensive coverage of the accident. She was l
Sarah Arney                   Nicely written piece that takes on a state-level issue as it is reflected in the local population.
Sarah Arney                   This story puts rumors to rest on what is clearly a hot-button issue to the community. Research bolsters the news.
Justin Burnett                Well written. Reporter in the right place and right time to capture the emotion of the story line. Excellent lead photo.
Megan Stephenson              Very well written. You've taken a community support story like we all get and made it a very special event. Excellent use photography!
Sara Bruestle                 Important story to bring to the community's attention. Tastefully handled and well written.
Andy Hobbs                    Interesting issue that deserves more attention than allowed in this short story. On a side note, I will now think twice about bringing my 3-year-old daugh
Warren Kagarise               Great idea for a news short! I WISH I had thought of this idea myself!
Greg Allmain                  A solid short story on an interesting topic. As a reader, I would love to know more about this man and his problem with coyotes.
Amanda Frink                Interesting lead, juxtaposition of Good balance in story, doesn't just follow a timeline.
                                                               elements
                            Strong descriptions order, good informationto the
                            Solid chronological and quotes.             and
Brian Kelly                 difficult story.
                            quotes.
Leif Nesheim, Scot Pearson, Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin
Richard Oxley                 Gets to the point quickly, flows nicely and an easy read. Also captured the argumentative nature of the board well.
Amanda Winters                Well-reported with a good amount of background on the suspect. Nice attention to detail, including that it was the first shooting in the area since Sept. 2
                            Very
Nicholas Johnson, Patrick Sullivan well-reported for such a quick turnover. A good variety of viewpoints, with the mother of one of the kids sent home, the police, the school, etc. A li
Greg Skinner                  Good lead and logical structure make this story of a local business district fire readable and informative.
Matt Phelps                   A brief report that show exactly how spot news is covered, this accident story is accurate, timely, and detailed.
Tracey Compton                This excellent reporting includes everything the reader needs to understand the event. Details. Details. Details. The reporter knows how to bring reader
Richard Burger                A great piece. It captured the injury, his struggle both in Iraq and at home, and what his family is going through. Great work start to finish. I hope all is
Marcy Stamper                 A great piece on a group and program that has obviously been misunderstood in the past. I really enjoyed hearing from people inside the program, but I
Marcy Stamper                 Great story. It felt like something straight out of the NY Times. It's a bit comforting to hear journalists aren't the only ones leaving college and having tro
Allison Arthur                Good feature, but I would like to know what the nutritional value of serving fresh foods is.
Seth Truscott                 Nice to put a face on government cuts to Medicaid. Does a nice job of explaining the proposed legislation, the need for it, and its possible shortfalls. Well
Josh Petrie, Justin Pittman   Very well thought out and put together. A wealth of information about concussions in sports. Looks at every angle, from treatment to prevention.
Clare Jensen                  This story used a family's experience to explain the trend of forgoing proper dental care due to the economy, and the risks of delaying care.
Samantha Pak                  In addition to telling a compelling narrative about a teen's near-death experience, this story gave clear and accurate information about sudden cardiac ar
Carrie Wood                   This story covered a lot of ground concisely and clearly. It had a wide range of quotes from current and former employees and families in this story that
Meredith Griffith             Good job of taking the subject and making it a sympathetic character. Well-reported take on how bees affect us and what we can do to protect them.
Ian Dunn                      Fascinating report on conflicting government requirements. Comprehensive look at the issue from both sides.
Meredith Griffith             Pertinent and significant subject following the Japanese tsunami and earthquake. Thorough reporting on potential damage of such an event here, and va
Jim Fossett                   A lengthy story that reads quickly becuase of the solid writing and an interesting issue brought lucidly to light.
Natalie Johnson               Vividly written and organized and also uncovers some mysteries.
Cate Gable                    Wonderful profile of the moth man. First rate wrting and reporting that hums all the way through.
Nathan Whalen                 A cute story about rent-a-goat, kept me entertained and willing to read to the end.
Seth Truscott                 An interesting read on what could be a dry subject; power plants. The writer does a good job of setting the scenes in which conversations take place. We
Mike Johnston                 An excellent article on a fascinating issue: wolves and what to do with them. The reporter gets both sides of the debate: people in favor of strictly contro
Andrew Fickes                 This is an excellent story about the steps all citizens can take to reclaim and maintain the quality of the river. The reporter has a thorough understandin
Warren Kagarise           Big dreams often entail long-term coverage. This story reveals enough back story to provide context and includes up-to-date details for readers as well.
Lindsey Hall, Jeff Bond   This writer provides useful information for those living beneath the threat of natural disaster. The reporter used a variety of sources and added a visual
Harry Anderson            Well done with good lead.
Katelin Davidson          Very well done. Inviting lead and nicely crafted story.
Meredith Griffith         Very well done and comprehensive. Resourceful to do own survey. Also shows that the reporter is knowlegable. Well written.
Leslie Brown              Interesting story about the way government, the food industry and farmers.
Natalie Johnson           Not your typical business story. The story has a nice range of sources and gives and inside look into a new type of business.
Polly Keary               Great story about two industries and their histories. Well-researched.
Allison Arthur
Kelly Moore               Very tough call. Great art /photos, well written and laid out. I was hooked by the story.
Barb Owens                This one had it all. Good story line, well written, and good photos. Good Job!
Jeff Bond
Andy Hobbs
Steve Dunkelberger
Betty Freeman             With concrete detail and tight prose, this writer gives us a well organized look at a big project that involved hih school students working on a significant r
Toni Grove                Seocond place goes to a story that views education in the global context and takes the reader beyond details of local budgets and boards. The story is w
Chuck Allen               A student who overcomes the challenges of language and social class to excell in college gives voice to the American ideal. In this story, the student sho
Patricia Duff             Very interesting story, but I would have liked to hear from the school on why they allowed her to go and why they obviously think this is a good thing fo
Linda Ball                Living on the other side of the country, I didn't think I'd have much interest in reading about a news story. But, the writer set everything up well, with ba
Patricia Duff             Very interesting story. Painted a picture of what the school is all about, and the people involved. It was a story on a topic I had never read, and I walked
Rebecca Olson             Great photo and special tie in between the newspaper and the school. Made me wish I was in the class.
Brian Beckley             Really enjoyed this article learning the impact this unique educational approach has for these students and their communities.
Sarah Yee                 Very important topic and lesson to be learned from the article. Well written and very compelling.
Samantha Pak              Strong profile/feature with engaging lede, marred only by repetitive structures (too many paragraphs start with Sandeep or Sandeep said).
Tracey Compton            Strong story. Story of one truant bookends solid reporting with good use of data and quotes. Could use a little polish toward the end.
Celeste Gracey            Thorough, comprehensive package. Individual anecdotes -- backed up by solid reporting -- illustrate various aspects of evolution in special-needs educat
Briana Alzola             An unusual tie vote gave this writer a good hook, and she ran with it. A very good wrap-up of the election and its outcomes. Excellent information for vo
Philip Watness            This is a difficult story to report, but this writer accomplished it, obtaining strong comments and doing excellent research. A service to county residents,
Ian Dunn                  Very thorough assessment of the process and effects of redistricting to this newspaper's communities. Good writing, research and graphics. Excellent pie
Scott Rasmussen           Wonerful lede, drawing the reader in immediately, and a good explanation and annalysis of the issues.
Marcy Stamper             Excellent story, entertainingly done throughout, looking at what the future will bring to a local community becuase of a state law. Well done..
Polly Keary               Great lede. Gets the news upfront and then digs deeper, the reporter knows her stuff but wears her learning lightly. Excellent and valuable story.
Natalie Johnson           Well-written, short and to the point, and gave the reader a good idea of both sides of this issue.
Tiffany Ran               This reporter made sense of a very complex issue. It was long, but not a labor to read. Good explanation.
Seth Truscott             I have to be honest, when I took a first glance at this story, I was dreading it. But it kept my attention the whole time, and incorporated great detail. Ve
Steve Dunkelberger        Insightful analysis that starts with the crisis and works backward to demonstrate how it happened.
Brett Cihon                  A bit informal in tone, but the story is a good one in describing the unusual path being considered for a new source of revenue, and why. A nice, thoroug
Caleb Heeringa               In a category with too many meeting stories and routine reports, this is an example of something that came up at a meeting and was expanded by a rep
Betty Freeman                Interesting treatment of a the reader tomight have and
                             Solid reporting that takes story which the scene ended up as a brief on the police blotter. Environmental information wonderful addition.
Kasia Pierzga, David Svien   provides in depth information beyond that obtained
Briana Alzola                Strong beginning pulls reader into the story. Interesting and well written information kept me reading to the end, where the opportunity to help was an
Jim Fossett                  A well-rounded story about the investigation and its conclusion.
Brian Kelly                  This epic puts together a tale of murder and intrigue that may well become a movie if it isn't already. Loads of research and interviews; great job.
Brian Kelly                  This story was well-told, well-researched and well-planned by the writer. Kudos.
Allison Arthur               Clear as possible reporting on a very convoluted case about whether a judge has the right to replace an absent deputy prosecutor -- with a defense atto
Nicholas Johnson             Well-written and thoroughly reported story of citizen response to police Taser use, specifically on a man with a history of resisting arrest and refusal to c
Amanda Winters               A solidly reported, comprehensive piece on various aspects -- police, legal and social -- of a small town's growing heroin problem. Could have benefited f
Andy Hobbs                   Important story: Are this officer's shootings justified, or is he too quick to pull the trigger and take suspects' lives? Would be interesting to see a follow-u
Bill Christianson            Well-told account of tragic shooting of well-liked young woman who had a promising future. Good reconstruction of "where was the gun?" before the app
Warren Kagarise              Major story about disturbed, heavily armed gunman who could have taken many lives. Good job telling the story and reconstructing gunman's movemen
Kimberly Jacobson            Excellent and comprehensive story with multiple sidebars uses historical documents to show how the fire districts came to be organized as they are, and
Ann McCreary                 Well-written, solidly reported stories -- including extensive use of documents as well as multiple human sources -- on ongoing debate over wolf-managem
                             Sophisticated narrative style, solid reporting and attention to covering all aspects of the issue set this entry apart. Opening editorial sets the tone and in
Elizabeth Shepherd, Leslie Brown
Amanda Winters               This was an enormous tragedy in a small community, and simply providing a coherent and clear rundown of exactly what happened is valuable. It's also
Carol Ladwig                 From the first sentence--"Some day soon, Joey Bradshaw is going to be warm again"--this series grabbed me. "Invisible" is a great way to describe hom
Justin Burnett               The payoff here is in Part III, where the News-Times used shoe leather to nail the officials dead to rights on the fact that the human remains at the cons
                           Good reporting, solid writing about a tragic case; makes me want to know more...not surprised this story went national.
Matt Phelps, Carrie Wood, Nat Levy, Bill Christianson
Warren Kagarise              Would've have liked a snapshot of the Twitter and FB postings...but excellent reporting presents a vivid portrait of a terrifying incident and the person wh
Kris Hill                    Very timely, well-written, informative and helpful to readers.
Allison Arthur               These stories keep the focus on the vulnerable people who are being shortchanged by poor decisions on the part of the nonprofit that was supposed to h
Matt Phelps, Carrie Wood     The depth of research done for these stories shows within the stories. The story focuses on the mysterious disappearance of a toddler, and the complicat
Jessie Stensland             Great story on a clearly troubled person. The story was very fair in its treatment of Lambert, while still outlining, through court documents, his violent hi
Janis Rountree               Takes the reader inside a family's physical, emotional and financial struggles surrounding a medical hardship. The story gives you reason to hope and ma
Cali Bagby                   Excellent job of showing how a disaster such as the one in Haiti is felt all the way up here. The subject's willingness to sacrifice and risk her own security
Katelin Davidson             Compassionate telling of a woman's tragedy and recovery. Outstanding portrayal of human emotions and the struggle to keep moving forward. Well don
Natalie Johnson              A fond farewell to a community icon. This piece includes interesting history and captures the local spirit.
Polly Keary                  A well rendered story looking at an intriguing idea. Plain and simple, this was a good read.
Susan Riemer                 This story uses a quilt as a frame for looking at a community's treatment of soldiers returning from war. Nicely done.
Kelly Moore                  Great story. I didn't want it to end. It blended information from the 70s with new accounts from the people involved today. Great job. I wish it were long
Rebecca Olson                Really loved the story, but would have liked to hear from a parent or two about why they enjoy having their kids read to the dogs. Either way, well writt
Lauren Salcedo               I loved the storyof a sex trafficking victim who why people still love vinyl and why so many people feel it's still important to have independent music stor
                             Haunting profile from start to finish. Captured
Carrie Wood                  survived to become the subject of a movie. The spare
                           Provocative entry on farmers teaching the urban poor and homeless how to survive by gardening. Writers sought out different points of view in well-cons
Jessica Swanson, Greg Skinner
Christopher Huber           This first-person feature packs a real punch in letting us explore the world of two brothers who mine trash for a living in Peru. The writer describes the b
Colleen Smith Armstrong     Well done. Not just about the incident but with background needed for reader, so it does not happen to their pet.
Briana Alzola               Well paced and informative.
Briana Alzola               Well written with comments from audience and from performers.
Patrick Hannigan            Excellent story, professionally done, switching gears between the past and the present effortlessly.
Polly Keary                 A fine example of the craft of feaure writing, with a pitch perfect anecdotal lede. Writing that is artlessly artful. Sound on every level.
Cali Bagby                  A wonderful story on the history of a historical society. Vividly written, closely observed, but the reporter is absent, allowing the sources to speak for the
Zachary Van Brunt           Good story. Very good sourcing.
                            Good writing, structure. Nice lede.
Natalie Johnson
Megan Stephenson            Good story. Good choice of quotes. Interesting feature. Nicely detailed, structured.
Warren Kagarise             Sprightly, well-paced style makes entertaining work of what one would have expected to be a humdrum topic. Evokes a good sense of the work days of
Robert Whale                Good opening mise en scene, engrossing unfolding of the facts, with informative ending tie-in with what has been done about to help prevent recurrence
Lisa Allen                  Nice mix of history, comedy and community centered around a cheerful piece of nonsense makes this particular sample of the ubiquitous community fun
Joan Pringle                Comprehensive with different ideas and examples for readers to try themselves. Well written.
Colleen Smith Armstrong     This story touched me. I felt the community does respect him and will miss him. Well written so not sob story however.
Sarah Arney                 Well written as a feature story but also covers all the bases in not only telling reader about the new owners of the business but about the business, perm
Carol Ladwig                Fun read that takes an ordinary subject and turns it into a unique story.
Matthew Nash                Wonderfully inspiring story. An encouraging account that leaves you with a smile on your face and the motivation to accomplish anything.
Tiffany Ran                 Insightful look at a world that many of us know nothing about. Focusing on a couple of individuals, rather than concentrating on sheer numbers, drives h
Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura     Great story about a haunted-house that takes it to the next level. The photos added to the story. Great piece overall.
Mark Klaas                  This was an interesting read about a man and his love for machines that vroom. Well written and just long enough.
Celeste Gracey              This was an excellent two-part story on mountain bikers. It was well-written and kept me interested in the narrative.
                            Strong use of quotes, nice blend of insight into the
Becky Thomas                Nicely done. Love the toughinformation.
                            individual and more general old broad quote, really sets the stage for the story.
                            Drawn into this story with the first description.
Marcy Stamper               Quotes, and quality content kept me moving forward.
Jeremiah O'Hagan
Brian Beckley               This profile of a female basketball pioneer very effectively conveys her personality through her words.
Kelly Moore                 Using good organization, this story tells a fascinating story about an Olympian who competed in the 1936 games.
Daniel Nash                 In a competitive category, this entry's writing stood out. The profile's subject could easily have been caricatured, but the story is a model of how to treat
Caleb Heeringa              Really touching story. I would have liked to hear from a student or two based on him being so close to them. The principals did a good job of describing
TJ Martinell                A little long for my taste, but still very well done. Captured a lot of his 100-year life. Too long but very interesting. If it was a bit tighter, it really would h
Warren Kagarise             Really great story about a soldier's journey and his mother's resilience. I really enjoyed reading this. Great quotes throughout and really captured the fru
David Svien                 An unusual approach to a profile, analyzing the way a visual handicap affects an artist's work, but the writer succeeds in giving a full, three-dimensional
Don Nelson                  The reporter captured with some understanding a time in life that's not often simple: retirement. A good capsule of one doctor's life, and the effects he's
Rebecca Mar                 The reporter was able to describe, through very good interviews with the subject and his family, a time in one man's life that defined him ever after. This
Natalie Johnson
Natalie Johnson
Daniel Nash
Sarah Gerdes                Nice job profiling a makeup artist with the will to make it. An inspirational story of sticking with it and believing in one's self. It would be a good piece to
Warren Kagarise             Inui's observations about post-WWII Japan are vivid. Most readers wouldn't know that a Japanese-American could serve in the war while his other family
Andy Hobbs                  Interesting and gripping story of Vietnam refugee's will to survive. Well told, a good read, and informative. Shows how a local merchant can have an am
Marcy Stamper               The writer draws the reader in immediately, and describes the process of turning old cars into art very well. The subjects of public art, employing local a
Patricia Duff               New theater can be challenging. However, the writer has presented a new play with a new approach (underwater) very well, linking it effortlessly to the
Patricia Duff               This writer succeeded in making Shakespeare a new experience, compelling for both those familiar with "Romeo and Juliet" and for those less familiar wi
Sebastian Moraga            Love this quirky tale of a quirky pair!
Michael Dashiell            Great subject, good quotes, held reader's interest throughout the article.
Kathie Meyer                Well-written, in-depth look at the impact of art on a community.
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Matt Nagle                  A good story that I knew was going to be interesting as soon as I saw the title. The hip hop teacher sounds like an interesting guy. Well written.
Steve Hunter                An interesting read. I would have liked to know more about the 13-year-old experience of being overseas, the reporter touches on it but more could hav
Damian Mulinix              Another nicely designed page from the Chinook Observer. Maybe the muskrat feature wanted to stand out a bit more as the lead item, rather than being
Heather Acheson             A nice concept. Pretty well executed, but the devil is in the details. Why break the axis with just one picture? Why not tilt a couple to strengthen the desi
Damian Mulinix              I liked this layout a lot. It's clear and simple with good use of white space. I enjoyed getting behind the lens with the photographer and I liked the idea o
Dee Camp, Zachary Van Brunt
Staff                       Great idea with using the text as a pathway, excellent photos, great design.
Connie Meers                Love the layout, airy and very readable, nice choice of fonts, great job!
Amy Christian               Article makes reader want to visit destination. Good job.
Amy Christian               What newspaper person could resist this nostalgic look back at printing? Good choice of pictures lets readers know exactly how press was run. Thanks fo
Amy Christian               Reader is immediately drawn to the page with this article -- the details in pix wonderful -- excellent layout! A job well done.
Sue Misao                   The Methow Valleyran a close 2nd on my judging
                            The Beachcomber News deserves an award for it's clean look, use of type styles, photography and story count.
                            sheet.
Leslie Brown, Natalie Johnson
Brian Kelly                 This was one of several good front pages submitted by this newspaper. While they lack inches for news stories they more than make up for it with great
Tim Meikle                  A bit busy but overall a nice package.
David Hayes                 Clean, lots of space, easy to read and nice photos.
Staff                       Very nice use of color, photo selection and position. Easy to read and navigate.
Ben Watanabe                Interesting story.
Amylynn Richards            Well-written. Great vocabulary and sentence structure.
Natalie Johnson             Good choice and use of direct quotes. Interesting story from beginning to end.
Patrick Sullivan            Suitably weird subject. Well reported, by reaching out to authorities and festival spokesperson. Good details on structure of the massive spider sculpture
Rebecca Olson               Good, well-written account of high-speed birth (as in, inside a speeding car). Good details of the delivery, and good quotes. Captures the flavor of this yo
Mark Couhig                 "Complete Geoducker" was well-written, humorous, a definitive account on these bizarre but tasty creatures, and, well -- pretty darn weird.
                             Lively, action-packed account with good quotes.
Carrie Wood, Bill Christianson
Warren Kagarise           Informative, unique writing style, lots of interesting historical details. Well done!
Shawn Skager              Good reporting for a well-written piece on real-life "Ghostbusters."
Mike Maltais              Effective mix of portraits and statistics keeps the reader interested throughout.
Brent Baker               Fun, uplifting story that makes the reader want to join in the celebration with the team.
Megan Managan             Terrific reporting on a subject that often doesn't get the attention it deserves. Valuable guide to the issue that raises awareness and makes it relevant.
Emily Hanson              Quotes helped the reader to feel the shock and grief about the fire.
Neil Pierson              This story capture the heartbreak of the team's loss.
Don Gronning              The depth of research and the descriptive passages put this story on top.
Shaun Scott               Well-written and interesting.
Shaun Scott               Short and sweet, very easy to follow, and described the drama well.
Adam McFadden             There were a couple of roughly-written sentences that normally would really bother me, but this story was so beautifully told that I was able to complete
Bob O'Neil                Interesting story on growing sports phenomenon. Article fleshed out the issues involved in girls' wrestling when there are no all-girls' wrestling competiti
Tyler Huey                Good, unique subject. Inspiring story. Well-written.
Joan Pringle              Well-written account of grueling race and a good profile of runner and his training regimen, with a lighthearted writing touch. I liked how he trained, in p
Jason Cruz                Fresh take, humorous spin on "Linsanity."
Neil Pierson              Good reporting, well-written account.
Kelly Moore               Thoroughly enjoyed reading Moore's story from start to finish, good quotes, great details.
Steve Hunter              Kept coming back to this story--it was terrific the way the author treated the subject with respect. But I feel like there wasn't enough attention paid to th
Kevin Endejan             Unusual tale, and it was well-told by the author.
Joshua Suman              I like the tone of the story, right from the start, which talks about accomplishment rather than limitation. Instead of a sob story, this one truly is inspirin
Ben Watanabe              This is a pretty solid, straightforward feature on a high school football player — a good specimen of a "personality profile."
Sue Litchfield            Fascinating history unfolds in this story. Really nicely researched.
Polly Keary               Recognizing that there is a story about a remarkable man and telling it well are quite different things — Polly Keary did both. This was a truly riveting s
Al Camp
Josh Petrie               Good insight into the offense. Simplifies something technical about football for the reader.
Neil Pierson              Strong writing, good interviews and interesting.
Casey Olson               Writer told the story well, including explaining the hardships this kid faces every day.
Kevin Endejan             Interestingly written and concise. This person has mastered the ability to describe something well but in just a few words.
Shawn Skager              A beautiful story, and very interesting and unexpected. It kept my attention the whole time and it was very unique. Having a good main character helps
Michael Dashiell          A nicely balanced page with good headlines and good treatment of pictures. The "refer" boxes at the top of the page and the IDs on the silhouetted phot
David Hayes               Modern, lively, fun. A risky layout pulled of with good typography and good graphics.
Adam McFadden             Excellent info graphics make this page, though the page layout is not as good as the individual graphics, it was a great effort.
Stephen McFadden          It's clear the hospital written about has had too much controversy surrounding it, which the writer finally describes as spiraling out of control. This is a w
Chuck Allen               This is a very courageous answer to murderous gang violence in the writer's hometown. The writer is strong in his support for those standing up against
Colleen Smith Armstrong   A thoughtful justification for printing a story on charges of misconduct by a physician. It's one of the hardest parts of community journalism, needing to
Don Nelson                One of the best calls for marriage equality you'll ever read. Caustic but not raving, the editorial speaks out for human decency, which is often in short su
Matt Winters              A brilliant use of statistics to bolster a call to action. As gripping as it's insightful, this editorial commands the reader's complete attention.
Leslie Brown              A fine example of what an editorial writer is sometimes called on to do: Examine the ironies running though a community, that point to unintended cruel
Brett Davis
Mark Couhig
Mark Couhig
Matt Phelps               The editorial is a brave and rueful mea culpa by a small staff not afraid to duck responsibility to their readers when an error is made. It shows the perils
Debbie Berto              This editorial makes a strong case for why the city of Issaquah should not ante up $3 million for a proposed strip mall that is the brainchild of a large out
                          Balanced handling of an important issue on
Dean Radford              cyberstalking and First Amendment rights that has
Brad Skiff                Sophisticated, very well-drawn cartoon offers fairly obvious commentary that shuttering a local USPS facility will further slow snail mail. More pointed com
David Ford                Colorful, well-drawn cartoon takes the position that the regional library system has nothing to offer the paper's readers other than maps to libraries elsew
Brad Skiff                This very well-drawn cartoon goes beyond merely illustrating a news topic to offer the strongest point of view of any entry in the category.
Dee Camp, Roger Harnack   Excellent page. Letters and commentary add to voice of the newspaper.
Keven Graves, Staff       Very nicely presented and well written. Made judging this category very difficult.
Michael Dashiell          Well deserving of first place. From design to copy this page gives voice the Opinion!
Keven Graves              Good sense of outrage, structurally sound, short and sweet but said what he wanted to say. Compelling, even if you disagree.
Mickey Bambrick           Excellent column, with discussion of an important issue, and an especailly fine anecdotal ending.
Polly Keary               Great, column, places the reader immediatley in a real scene,with the writer present, but not overbearing. Well done on every level.
Christina Lords
Roger Harnack
Matthew Wilemski
Dennis Box                The topics are a little cliche, but written in a way that I can really tell the personality of the writer.
Michael Gallagher         Easy to read writing style.
Daniel Nash               Columns about Thanksgiving and the End of Days were humorous. This writer made me laugh far more than the others.
Toni Grove                The writer shares her gardening experiences with the reader in a quick and witty fashion. If you're not a fan of gardening, reading about it can be daunti
Casey Olson               You can really hear the writer's voice in these columns. He gives his take, but not too much so that it's an opinion piece. One of the pieces was a bit long
Tyler Huey                The writer kept me intrigued, wondering what would happen next. I laughed inside as he described getting asunburn on a fishing trip and felt bad for the
Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura   Variety and local emphasis make these stories highly interesting. The writer finds and reveals the motivation for each artist, giving readers a sense of w
Celeste Gracey            These well reported stories include details that readers want to know. The writer understands narrative power and uses strong details to tell the tales of
Matthew Nash              Eclectic range of topics offers readers a look at the humanity and courage of a wide variety of local people. I enjoyed the good quotes.The writer display
Neil Pierson              Strong pieces on family of runners and freshman making an impact for UW football team.
Josh Petrie               Well-written articles on coach winning 700th and wrestling championships. Liked seeing quotes from multiple sources.
Josh Suman                A compelling collection of features; the wheelchair athlete and two-part series on concussions stood out.
Celeste Gracey            Strong reporting on issues of local import; crisp, vivid writing.
Polly Keary               This entry had great range, from personal interest stories about the homeless and the mysterious death of a boy, to broader issues like gay marriage an
Jessie Stensland          Really hard-hitting stuff. The jailhouse interview with Joshua Lambert showed incredible hustle.
Staff                     This paper went all out to involve the community in the Relay for Life event, with a solid package of stories, editorials and profiles to drum up support. S
                          A thorough examination of the services available to vets returning to private life and the problems they face; good storytelling video; moving profiles of
Dean Radford, Tracey Compton, Adam McFadden
Staff                        I appreciate the painterly framing, and gripping news
                             The best of the entries - good graphics;the bold choice story about feeding the homeless; excellent ads to encourage the community to donate; strong ed
Patrick Sullivan             to fill so much of the space with stark, empty white
Patrick Sullivan             Snow scenes, rendered in stark black and white, are beautiful to look at...but the clock, bird and cane are the truly compelling (and unexpected) elemen
Damian Mulinix               This riviting series of photos brings an artist's sensibility to a crime reporter's function. Without words, the full scope of a trial is conveyed.
Jean Foster                  Kiteboarders ....proves not all sports take place on traditional playing surfaces...thanks for something different.
Ben Watanabe                 This well-composed shot also has perfect timing. I've seen many archery photos, but capturing the arrow just as it leaves the string was a great choice.
TJ Martinell                 Contemplation, concentration and endurance are all captured on the face of the foreground figure.
Damian Mulinix               From a news perspective, this image is heartbreaking and compelling. As an example of the photographer's work, it shows great judgement and skill.
Al Camp                      This was a clear winner. In a category where timing is everything this photographer was in the right place at the right time and ready to take an exciting
Damian Mulinix               This image is interesting at first glance, and even more so on continued examination. In addition to capturing just the right moment, the photographer's
Justin Burnett               I love the framing and the depth of field in this photography. It is as important to read the words on the sign as it is to see the sign makers expression.
Briana Alzola                Great use of contrasting colors, but it's the firefighter's eye, upward expression and emotion that draws you in and makes you linger.
Laura Gjovaag                Great vantage point, interesting subject matter, well-composed shot. I've seen plenty of hot air balloon pictures, but this is the best I've ever encountere
Brian Myrick                 This winner gets the cute face in the perfect circle. Tough shot.
Dennis Box                   All the right elements are put together for this prize-winning entry.
Stephen McFadden             The facial expression of the singer is compelling on its own...but in the reflection, we see what he sees. A great point of view.
Renae Reed                   Great portrait. The photographer did a nice job of making this an intriguing photo not just a pretty face.
Celeste Gracey               "Touching" piece of photographic artwork to accompany the story.
Kirsten Morse                A stunning image of peaceful scene. The interplay of the sun, the clouds and the water is gorgeous.
John Hanron                  John Hanron's Leeky sunset is very creative and has wonderful color. The gang in the prepress/pressroom deserve a nod also for their work.
Don Gronning                 Best graphical elements, perfect setup and outstanding color.
                              Tough call between first and second in this category, but photo variety, quality and careful captions truly brought this event to life. Fine work.
Kirsten Morse, Sue Phillips, Ben Davidson, Don Coyote
                             We would guess this Clark
Jim Fossett, Katie Brinkerhoff, Lyn Derrick, Casey project was a way to combat a slow news day, but design and picture quality make this idea greater than the sum of its parts. Fant
Roger Harnack                Loved the feature shot. It leads into a great variety of photos throughout this essay. Outstanding color variety.
John F Cleveland II          Tops in this sold field of entries. This picture certainly captured the moment. A tough shot to get indeed.
Damian Mulinix               Sharp and unique. This photo captured a dramatic moment like no other entry.
Brian Myrick                 The color of the moment is captured in full view. Great color shot. A true winner.
Kris Hill                    Getting the right angle on everything is what made this shot work. Solid in every aspect.
John F Cleveland II          Great celebration shot. The photographer was really in the right position at the right time to capture this moment.
Damian Mulinix               Wow... lines & curves at the perfect moment. A photo for the ages. A clear winner in this category.
Philip Watness               This photo lets viewers share an intimate, milestone moment, and gives the couple a documented memory to treasure forever.
Daniel Nash                  This perceptive depiction of how the present pays homage to the past is made even more powerful by the choice source photo's placement (and the smi
                              Spencer VanPelt
Jean Foster, Angela Rogers , This unique look at an iconic event in the lives of young people gives equal attention to emotional heft and enduring humor.
John F Cleveland II          Great action....photo should have run larger.
Lonnie Archibald             The closer one looks, the stronger this photo reveals itself to be. The photographer captured so much action in this one shot, from the player who tumble
Emily Hanson                The pin seems like a done deal, but the precise moment captured here manages to convey the strength of the victor as well as the determination of his o
Stephen McFadden            Good fire photos are always interesting, and the inclusion of the truck and firefighters gives the viewer a sense of the scope of the fire.
Christina Lords             Great Photograph. Really leaves the viewer wanting to know more of the story
Sue Misao                   This proves the importance of being alert and keeping an eye out for an interesting scene. This picture captures so many expressions on the faces of so
Brian Beckley               This photograph really capture the drama of the moment.
Kasia Pierzga               This precise image conveys the symmetry and beauty of flight, by capturing a fleeting moment in time.
Natalie Johnson             The photographer's decision to include the reflection makes a fairly ordinary activity into an interesting image. The photo is cropped right and the color a
Roger Harnack               You got the moment. The perfect dog for this shot.
Dennis Box                  Good camera angle and front page placement.
Brian Kelly                 An exceptional rendering of a compelling subject.
Pat Ratliff                 It's hard to compete when your subject looks so good in a top hat.
Bent Wiencke                Three bears in a tree would signal caution even without the story....well done!
Philip Watness              The photographer did a fine job capturing the beauty of this scene, and has an eye for composition. The only way this photo could have been better was
Jana Stoner                 Good composition by Jana Stoner. Nice placement on Page 1
Brian Myrick                A postcard for sure.
Chuck Allen                 Top-notch photos in this package and the staff should be commended for choosing atmosphere shots to accompany big-name artists.
Jennie McGhan, Job Wise     Clean design that makes good use of space and varied photos. This is a great example on how to report a community event through photos.
                            Nice that you balanced the essay with a night shot as the centerpiece.
Staff, Sheila Corson, Al Camp
Kurtis Wood                 An all star photo with great depth of field and fantastic color.
Chris Johnson               Clean and compelling use of this technique. A picture this good should have been given more prominent placement!
Brian Myrick                Great frame, good timing.
Dennis Box                  The players may be young but the angle and timing would work for a pro game. Solid photo.
Kurtis Wood                 Perfectly framed photo that sums up the outcome of the game and the emotion involved in one image. Cropping in a bit more on the right would have pu
Damian Mulinix              Hopeunique take on the classic pie in the face shot
                            This it was worth the slide.
Neva Malby                  manages to convey pleasure on the part of the
Stephen McFadden            Even without the caption, this image is powerful and compelling.
Stephen McFadden            I like the contract between the strength of nature and the power of machinery.
John F Cleveland II         Nice timing on finger tip catch.
Ben Watanabe                The high jump lends itself to interesting photos. The photographer's angle and timing, as well as the position of the athlete, draw the viewer in.
Kris Hill                   The precise moment chosen by the photographer lets the viewer experience the player's anticipation while also playing the role of a spectator who has a
Ben Watanabe                An interesting scene and situation. The image might have been more powerful if the stairs on the right had been cropped out. However, this is great nice
                            This was a competitive category and this photograph rose to the top of the pile. Well done.
John Fisken, Jessie Stensland
Damian Mulinix              The eerie lighting is what really makes this photo.
Roger Harnack               Great shot.
Don Coyote                  The vivid color demands your attention, but the fragility of the petals and the wings are what makes this a unique effort.
Rod Smith                   Nice timing, great color, great focus. The boy's expression makes the photo memorable.
Jay Cline                   Timing is everything in this feature photo.
Kris Hill                   An average shot that begs the coming of spring.
Sue Misao                   A poignant and melancholy rendering of a road about to be traveled...it encourages the viewer to emotionally invest in a journey that hasn't quite begun
Brian Myrick                Wonderful action. The photo was snapped at exactly the right moment.
Greg Farrar                 Clever enough photograph to bring a laugh to anyone's face.
Richard Burger              The green of the vinyard in the background helps to accent the lovely golden glow of the trees. Well composed shot with perfect use of color.
Aaron Rider                 It been done before...but the softness of the colors kept this photo in the running.
Brian Myrick                You got him with a smile on his face. Wow.
Briana Alzola, Darla Hussey Design sets this entry apart, though it flirts with being over the top. But it works, and makes the obligatory graduation photo spread something special.
                           This nontraditional entry doesn't so much tell a story as tell about a place, but it manages to capture and convey a feeling. The photos themselves make
Sue Misao, Don Nelson, Marcy Stamper, Joyce Campbell
Sara Bruestle, Doug Warren Matted very well. Top notch photos.
Eric LaFontaine             A talented photographer indeed. Got the shot of the ball and the look on the pitcher's face.
Scot Pearson                This photo does more than just capture the action--it captures true competition.
Scott Wilson                What can anyone say. You caught the moment.
Greg Farrar                 Having the fallen player's face in view is what adds depth to the action in this shot.
Eric LaFontaine             Photo makes a great introduction to this preview story. Everything is in the perfect position.
Rod Smith                   How many different reactions to winning are evident in this photo. A great job.
Brian Myrick                Great work. Lots of wonderful action shots and wonderful framing.
Chad Coleman                A very close second. This is a well rounded portfolio. This photographer has a great eye and a excellent sense of timing. Great action shots.
                            This was a very competitive category but this
Damian Mulinix              photographer was a clear winner. His portfolio showed
Damian Mulinix              From a news perspective, this image is heartbreaking and compelling. As an example of the photographer's work, it shows great judgem
Dennis Box
Dennis Box, Brian Beckley, Daniel Nash
Staff                       An attractive, well laid-out site with good stories and ads. The home page runs very deep and runs out of copy. All access pass for subscribers is nice.
Patrick Sullivan            Bits and pieces from around town, this is what might have been called the "Editor's Notebook" or "The Rest of the News" or something like that. It gives
Janelle Atyeo               With fitness in and fatness out, this blog managed to bring the determination of the staff to increase activity into sharp focus. Told from the writer's per
Damian Mulinix              The stunning photography provides the 1,000 words necessary for readers to glimpse the fulness of the news. The writers few additional words enrich th
Dona Mokin, Vickie Singsaas Basic but effective.
                             Matthew Olds,
Daralyn Anderson, Publisher,Great graphics! Ad Rep, Nance Scott, Graphic Designer
Jan Halliday, Sara Radka    Can't go wrong with chocolate. Crisp photos, good color.
Andy Hobbs                  This video was well paced and included plenty of interviews. Some background by way of narration would have improved the package.
Richard Walker              Strong, well selected photos make this entry stand out and make the viewer feel like a witness to the event itself.
Cali Bagby                  A great blend of stills and video makes for a compelling narrative, as well as a bevy of interviews. Excellent overall presentation.
Warren Kagarise             I can't image a better use of social media by a newspaper. The interaction with readers during a tense situation kept both the newspaper and the public
instead of the white stripe with the info.


en better without the little man logo in left corner.
ng and the two pieces of art captured the event very well. Not over-done, just done well.
have to search for information; it was packaged and presented very well. Great seasonal advertising.
 ive art with a tremendous "reason to react." Great visual impact. I'd imagine the event was a huge success.




tching message.
g branding and identification.
branding technique.



name as a band people would want to go see, even it they usually stay home.




e 'stripes' of color at the top and bottom.
made with the art.




 me out and put on refrigerator.


  to match clip art.




n a very subtle way.
piece of artwork.


 commend. Beautiful keepsake.
 etin board, the reader is bound to check it out every week. Different size ads help create the realism effect.
 business. Great job by the mind behind this ad, and great job putting it all together.
vent and co-sponsors. Clean, well laid out, creative. Great presentation.
ge for the co-sponsors. Kids, parents, grandparents, and businesses should love this one.
Well laid out and fun. Very seasonal for the advertiser and reader.
gful data, giving the reader perspective and better understanding of the local economy, and the effects the higher minimum wage will have on it. Well done.


story describes in depth the reasons for and effects of foreclosure on one man. Making it personal makes all the difference. Also includes much good information on foreclosure data for the local an
rviews with a variety of people.




 aucratic nonsense that it could have been filled with had the reporter taken another angle. Very well done.


ool. The reporting team did an excellent job of gathering details and fanning out to retrace the gunman's every move by interviewing residents, authorities and coaches.
all the key elements that go into a comprehensive roundup - - color, strong quotes, and compelling details such as the no vacany signs at hotels.




overage of the accident. She was likely not the only culpable person in the car, but she is the only surviving one. The story was handled nicely.
 use photography!


about bringing my 3-year-old daughter to the library ...




 t shooting in the area since Sept. 2008.
 me, the police, the school, etc. A little long, but I didn't feel like it was a labor to read. Great job!



 eporter knows how to bring readers to the scene.
 at work start to finish. I hope all is well for the soldier and his family.
om people inside the program, but I would have liked to hear from a family using hospice, though I know that would have been difficult.
 ones leaving college and having trouble finding work! The writer balanced fact with anecdotes from doctors perfectly. Superb.


 r it, and its possible shortfalls. Well-balanced. Not over the top.
om treatment to prevention.
 risks of delaying care.
 nformation about sudden cardiac arrest.
 yees and families in this story that helped connect the alleged crime with decisions that would change women's care at the hospital. The story also conveyed the sentiments of the community on t
what we can do to protect them.


mage of such an event here, and valuable explanation of what residents can do in such an event.




 which conversations take place. Well written.
 te: people in favor of strictly controlling populations and people opposed to it. Well done.
porter has a thorough understanding of the issues and concerns.
to-date details for readers as well. Nicely balanced and reported.
 iety of sources and added a visual list of steps to take (and to avoid) in the event of landslide. Well done.




 students working on a significant restoration project. Good choice of topic and well written story.
budgets and boards. The story is well reported and beautifully written.
 deal. In this story, the student shows not only intellectual prowess, but also generousity of spirit. She does not forget those who supported and believed in her. Closely focused and carefully writt
viously think this is a good thing for the students. Also, I would have liked to hear from a student in the classroom about the experience. All in all, good piece.
riter set everything up well, with background and opposing viewpoints. Was a little dry at times, but overall a good read.
opic I had never read, and I walked away feeling like I knew everything there was to know. I told others about the program after, so the story obviously had an affect on me.




eep or Sandeep said).
toward the end.
of evolution in special-needs education.
comes. Excellent information for voters.
rch. A service to county residents, enlightening them on the condition of their municipal government. Very well done.
esearch and graphics. Excellent piece.


a state law. Well done..
 xcellent and valuable story.



e, and incorporated great detail. Very well-written.
  revenue, and why. A nice, thorough review of the issue.
meeting and was expanded by a reporter. The result is a good, solid bit of reporting that informs and puts the issue into context.
 n wonderful addition.


 ere the opportunity to help was an appropriate and meaningful conclusion.


 ch and interviews; great job.


 y prosecutor -- with a defense attorney. Good explanation, use of records and interviews.
y of resisting arrest and refusal to cooperate with law-enforcement. Good use of statistics and comments from both sides to show how an equipment-related traffic stop escalated into an incident p
 oin problem. Could have benefited from further editing in spots for polish and transitions, but a very fine job overall.
 ould be interesting to see a follow-up on what the inquest finds.
where was the gun?" before the apparently accidental shooting -- gives flavor of how this was clearly a whacked-out party house. Good comments from friends, as well as from concerned neighbor
 reconstructing gunman's movements and relating his bizarre comments leading up to his take-down by police. Story moved well and good details of final standoff leading up to shooting.
me to be organized as they are, and interviews to illustrate both the need for and what is at stake in consolidation. Sidebars offer lots of statistical information. Nicely done.
 ongoing debate over wolf-management policies. Very comprehensive, yet it could have been even better if earlier in the series it had addressed the community impact of increasing wolf population
 ening editorial sets the tone and installments combine a personal element via      philanthropist profile; clear, understandable description of the plan details and benefits; balanced reporting of argum
what happened is valuable. It's also not easy, and the reporter clearly worked hard to fill in the gaps. It's a tough task, well done, and presented with a great deal of skill.
 ble" is a great way to describe homelessness; most every community has its share. I'm happy that this excellent reporter and writer--her work on the gay marriage issue also was very good--gave
 hat the human remains at the construction site shouldn't have been a surprise. A nice job of following a story and not waiting for the news to come to you--they went and got it. Kudos!


 errifying incident and the person who caused it.


he nonprofit that was supposed to help them. Good use of interviews of sometimes-reluctant subjects to uncover the story.
ance of a toddler, and the complicated and contentious issues in his parents' relationship. Very professional reporting work.
 ugh court documents, his violent history. Additionally, the reporter included observations of Lambert and his behavior from the jailhouse interview that provide telling details about his mental state
 ry gives you reason to hope and makes you want to ask how you can do your part to help them.
o sacrifice and risk her own security in the U.S. to help the citizens of her home country is something we should all aspire to.
e to keep moving forward. Well done.




 oday. Great job. I wish it were longer.
  to the dogs. Either way, well written. You can never go wrong with a story about dogs. Also, fantastic photos.
 ant to have independent music stores around. I loved the wide range of people included in the piece, though I would have liked to hear someone from the other side defending digital distribution -
 different points of view in well-constructed piece on turning lawns into crop fields for the hungry.
 in Peru. The writer describes the brotherhood he found in the dump and the pride, which dispel some of the stereotypes we have about people poorer than us. A moving and informative piece.




 on every level.
 llowing the sources to speak for themselves. Well done all around.




 a good sense of the work days of essential public employees we normally don't much think about.
 e about to help prevent recurrences, and what problems still remain.
 le of the ubiquitous community fundraiser story stand out.



siness but about the business, permits required, etc.


 ccomplish anything.
ntrating on sheer numbers, drives home the deeply personal effects of immigration policies and attitudes. At a time of such division in our country, should be a must-read for all.




the story is a model of how to treat people fairly while still raising questions about their obsessive tendencies.
ncipals did a good job of describing him and capturing his relationship with them, and he seemed like a great guy. I also liked the video of his impression. I laughed out loud.
 t was a bit tighter, it really would have won this category for me.
oughout and really captured the frustration the pair dealt with and the struggle they've endured since his accident.
 in giving a full, three-dimensional portrait of the subject. Makes one want to read about this person whether interested in art or not. That works.
ne doctor's life, and the effects he's had on the community where he worked. Well done.
 ife that defined him ever after. This Marine must have felt very comfortable with his interviewer: He shared much information that may not have been easy for him to share. Excellent, very well do
 's self. It would be a good piece to read for anyone thinking of going into the field.
 ve in the war while his other family members were interned in a camp. Interesting history and personal story.
w a local merchant can have an amazing, unknown life story.
ects of public art, employing local artists and environmental responsibility through recycling are all pulled together for a complete picture of a great arts story. Well done.
 y well, linking it effortlessly to the classic epic poem by Ovid on which it was based. This piece is an homage to both modern theater and classic literature, something not many can pull off. Excelle
Juliet" and for those less familiar with the original play. Not an easy thing to do; a thorough and inspired piece, very, very successful.




 eresting guy. Well written.
er touches on it but more could have been said. Overall a good story.
 as the lead item, rather than being squeezed into a sawtooth layout, but all of the elements on the page are well balanced and cleanly organized.
  tilt a couple to strengthen the design concept? Leave a little space between your initial letter and your body copy. The line spacing on the body copy is particularly lazy and hurts the otherwise str
 photographer and I liked the idea of making up a story out of outtakes. I like the restrained typography, though the headline was a bit too restrained.




 actly how press was run. Thanks for the memories.




more than make up for it with great graphics, tight writing and good photography. Well done.




 ure of the massive spider sculpture.
 uotes. Captures the flavor of this young couple and their harrowing but life-changing experience.
 ll -- pretty darn weird.
awareness and makes it relevant.




ully told that I was able to completely overlook them. Seriously, I almost cried.
 are no all-girls' wrestling competitions -- they have to compete against boys -- that is, if the boys aren't too chicken to wrestle them. Well-reported and structured, good use of quotes.


g touch. I liked how he trained, in part, by driving around in a car with the heat on. Good description of the race and how his team supported him and of all the effort it took to participate in this un




e wasn't enough attention paid to the fact that these women ARE in a league that focuses not on athletic accomplishment, as it should. There are female football leagues that don't require players t


 sob story, this one truly is inspiring--more so because its focus was on accomplishment and aspiration.



id both. This was a truly riveting story. Well done.




aving a good main character helps a story, but this writer made it into gold.
and the IDs on the silhouetted photos have some problems. In general, if you have to put a border on type to make it readable, you're doing something wrong. A subtler approach might be to drop



 spiraling out of control. This is a worthy try at being a mediator in the community. This call to action is for level heads to prevail for the good of the community, which needs the hospital to be via
pport for those standing up against violence and the gang culture, though there could be repercussions for such a stand. A call to action that is for the greater good of the community. Very well do
community journalism, needing to inform readers of difficult news as well as better news. The explanation is a good one without being judgmental. Very well done, an excellent approach to a toug
n decency, which is often in short supply, and is an appeal to our better natures.
 complete attention.
nity, that point to unintended cruelties. Cheers for an editorial writer smart enough, and fair-minded enough to see the whole picture.




n error is made. It shows the perils of using technology in the newsroom, but also underscores a dedication to accuracy too often missing in journalism today.
 that is the brainchild of a large out-of-state developer. The voice of the paper is loud and clear in questioning the economic benefits to the community.


er slow snail mail. More pointed commentary on that fact would have bumped this up to 1st place.
rs other than maps to libraries elsewhere.
entry in the category.




on every level.




ning, reading about it can be daunting but the writer does a good job of keeping it interesting, even for those of us who don't have a green thumb.
ce. One of the pieces was a bit long and could have been trimmed down but all in all, good pieces.
on a fishing trip and felt bad for the wrestler whose life was a wreck because of alcoholism. While I disagree with his analysis of Tim Tebow, his argument was made well. The lengths of these piec
h artist, giving readers a sense of what life is like for those who are passionate about their work.
es strong details to tell the tales of local people.
 the good quotes.The writer displays a strong sense of narrative, tension, and resolution in these local feature stories.




broader issues like gay marriage and school board fights.


 and profiles to drum up support. Staffers even volunteered for certain task to promote the fund-raising. Good job!
orytelling video; moving profiles of vets trying to find a place in the community.
the community to donate; strong editorial. The bottom line is nearly 1,200 meals were donated by an engaged readership.


mpelling (and unexpected) elements here.
of a trial is conveyed.


aves the string was a great choice.


hows great judgement and skill.
 time and ready to take an exciting photograph.
 right moment, the photographer's choice of focus adds to the strength of this photo.
o see the sign makers expression. Well done.
akes you linger.
this is the best I've ever encountered.




nod also for their work.


 event to life. Fine work.
ater than the sum of its parts. Fantastic work.




 ce photo's placement (and the smile of the woman holding it).



ne shot, from the player who tumbled to the look on the face of the one about to fall.
as well as the determination of his opponent.
scope of the fire.


any expressions on the faces of so many kids.



oto is cropped right and the color adds visual interest.




 photo could have been better was if it had run bigger.



ig-name artists.
 event through photos.




bit more on the right would have put the focus more squarely on the celebration.




hlete, draw the viewer in.
g the role of a spectator who has already begun to project the consequence of the action witnessed.
ped out. However, this is great nice spot news coverage by the photographer.
n a journey that hasn't quite begun.



with perfect use of color.



n photo spread something special.
eling. The photos themselves make this entry stand out.




ng. Great action shots.


r's work, it shows great judgement and skill.



 cess pass for subscribers is nice.
ws" or something like that. It gives readers a quick look at the commonplace and the quirky.
 p focus. Told from the writer's personal point of view, the tales resonate with many.
 iters few additional words enrich the visual images just enough to provide context. This is a treat for local readers.




 ved the package.



both the newspaper and the public ahead of the curve when the police couldn't or wouldn't let them know what was going on. Bravo.
oreclosure data for the local and wider region. Excellent writing and research, a real service to the community.
timents of the community on the service cutbacks. Well done!
ely focused and carefully written, this is a winner.
op escalated into an incident protesters characterize as police brutality.



ell as from concerned neighbors of problem house.
ading up to shooting.


 ct of increasing wolf populations -- and if it had discussed, especially in personal terms, the consequences of potential localized wolf extinction.
ts; balanced reporting of arguments from both sides; reactions from arts organizations in other communities; and thorough exploration of possible community impacts pro and con. Plus, the writin


ssue also was very good--gave these residents of her community their deserved moment of attention, and showed us the complexity of the issue and the people involved.
t and got it. Kudos!




g details about his mental state and lack of grasp of severity of the alleged crimes.




 defending digital distribution -- though I'm not sure that person exists.
oving and informative piece.




o share. Excellent, very well done.
g not many can pull off. Excellent.




azy and hurts the otherwise strong layout.
good use of quotes.


 it took to participate in this unique event. Good details of the run itself, from spritzing off, to what he wore, taking leaks, everything.




ues that don't require players to wear lingerie, after all. But in general the article was a nice portrait, an interesting one and a respectful one, which is appropriate.




btler approach might be to drop a very thin shadow or dodge or burn the section of the photo on which type is overlaid.



ch needs the hospital to be viable. This is a good role for the newspaper to take. After covering so many meetings and hearings relating to it, this writer has strong credibility that should be respec
f the community. Very well done, a fight worth fighting.
n excellent approach to a tough situation. Hope it has resolved by now.
well. The lengths of these pieces were perfect.
ts pro and con. Plus, the writing sparkles. Exemplary!
redibility that should be respected in his community. Hope it helped.

								
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