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OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N

2018 BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

AWARD WINNERS


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

NEWS STORY OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N


DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

News Story FIRST PLACE

Nick Hazelrigg The Oklahoma Daily “Time’s up at OU” SECOND PLACE

Kelsy Schlotthauer O’Colly THIRD PLACE

Tallorial Bonds Gazette


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

News Story FIRST PLACE

James Coburn The Edmond Sun “Jones hopes DNA analysis proves innocence” SECOND PLACE

Lynn McCulley Sequoyah County Times THIRD PLACE

Michael Clements Durant Democrat


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

News Story FIRST PLACE

Tami Adams The Thomas Tribune “Custer City: Story of a town divided” SECOND PLACE

Kevin Farr The Dewey County Record THIRD PLACE

Tami Adams The Thomas Tribune


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

News Story FIRST PLACE

Rachel Snyder Sand Springs Leader “From poverty to the Capitol ” SECOND PLACE

Carol Conner The Fairfax Chief THIRD PLACE

Carol Conner The Fairfax Chief


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

News Story

FIRST PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Delaware County Journal “Russell brothers charged with first degree murder, deliberate intent” SECOND PLACE

Lisa Carroll The Chronicle THIRD PLACE

Mary Lokey Johnston County Sentinel


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

News Story FIRST PLACE

Sheryl Ponce The Beckham County Record “Local teachers at State Capitol SECOND PLACE

Mike W. Ray OKC Friday THIRD PLACE

Darrell Neale & Christina Fuson Stilwell Democrat Journal


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

News Story FIRST PLACE

Kim Poindexter Tahlequah Daily Press “Sequoyah Fuels nuclear waste leaves state” SECOND PLACE

Ken Milam Poteau Daily News THIRD PLACE

Derrick James McAlester News-Capital


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

News Story

FIRST PLACE

Denton Thomason Vinita Daily Journal “‘You want to tell me where my niece is?’” SECOND PLACE

David Bitton Stillwater News Press THIRD PLACE

Kim Morava The Shawnee News-Star


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

News Story FIRST PLACE

Brian Brus The Journal Record “Answers sought after spike in health-related jail deaths” SECOND PLACE

Molly Fleming The Journal Record THIRD PLACE

Cass Rains Enid News & Eagle


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FEATURE STORY OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Feature Story

FIRST PLACE

Anna Bauman The Oklahoma Daily “Paving the way” SECOND PLACE

Katie Duer 15th Street News THIRD PLACE

Drue Watkins, Madison Lyda, Sarae Ticeahkie & Cheyenne Cole Collegian


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Feature Story

FIRST PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller & Rodney Echohawk The Grove Sun “Love on the battlefield” SECOND PLACE

Lynn McCulley Sequoyah County Times THIRD PLACE

Stacy Sanborn Alva Review-Courier


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Feature Story FIRST PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald “Waco: 25 years after the raid on Mount Carmel” SECOND PLACE

Todd Newville The Newcastle Pacer THIRD PLACE

Clarence B. Wright The Newcastle Pacer


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Feature Story FIRST PLACE

Kirk McCracken Sand Springs Leader “Sandite to the rescue of Thailand boys soccer team” SECOND PLACE

Kirk McCracken Sand Springs Leader THIRD PLACE

Kirk McCracken Sand Springs Leader


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Feature Story

FIRST PLACE

Art Haddaway Owasso Reporter “Beyond happenstance: Owasso couple, nurses reunite to bring dying daughter back to health” SECOND PLACE

Art Haddaway Owasso Reporter THIRD PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Delaware County Journal


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Feature Story FIRST PLACE

Tina Firquain The Madill Record “Because of Walmart the Dog” SECOND PLACE

Molly Raley The Madill Record THIRD PLACE

Mike W. Ray OKC Friday


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Feature Story FIRST PLACE

Ken Milam Poteau Daily News “A glowing showing: black light exhibit” SECOND PLACE

Linda Provost The Duncan Banner THIRD PLACE

Derrick James McAlester News-Capital


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Feature Story FIRST PLACE

Denton Thomason Vinita Daily Journal “Walk by faith” SECOND PLACE

Denton Thomason Vinita Daily Journal THIRD PLACE

Vicky O. Misa The Shawnee News-Star


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Feature Story

FIRST PLACE

Adam Troxtell The Norman Transcript “Five years later: As years pass, Moore family comes to terms with storm’s impact” SECOND PLACE

Gary Reddin The Lawton Constitution THIRD PLACE

Joshua Rouse The Lawton Constitution


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SPORTS STORY OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Sports Story

FIRST PLACE

George Stoia The Oklahoma Daily “Dual dedication: Two-sport star Kyler Murray balances baseball, football” SECOND PLACE

Drue Watkins, Katie Livingston & Zack Crow Collegian THIRD PLACE

Sami McGuire Northwestern News


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Sports Story

FIRST PLACE

Aaron Albertson The Edmond Sun “Dauber dominance: Oklahoma’s quietest three-sport letterman” SECOND PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Grove Sun THIRD PLACE

Larry Miller Durant Democrat


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Sports Story FIRST PLACE

Todd Newville The Newcastle Pacer “Pro Cowboy Blaine Stacy rides for his future” SECOND PLACE

Todd Newville The Newcastle Pacer THIRD PLACE

Kevin Farr The Dewey County Record


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Sports Story FIRST PLACE

Kirk McCracken Sand Springs Leader “Undisputed: Seniors win Powder Puff championship” SECOND PLACE

Kirk McCracken Sand Springs Leader THIRD PLACE

Bristow News


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Sports Story FIRST PLACE

Shawn Hein Owasso Reporter “Alternate path: historic lacrosse scholarship” SECOND PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Delaware County Journal THIRD PLACE

Rick Thielen The Delaware County Journal


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Sports Story FIRST PLACE

Molly Raley The Madill Record “1% Better: 1600-meter relay champs” SECOND PLACE

Sheryl Ponce The Beckham County Record THIRD PLACE

Tina Firquain The Madill Record


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Sports Story FIRST PLACE

Byron Beers Tahlequah Daily Press “Golden duo: Running to glory” SECOND PLACE

Kayleigh Thesenvitz Claremore Daily Progress THIRD PLACE

Andy Morphew The Duncan Banner


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Sports Story FIRST PLACE

Mike Tupa Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise “Lyle Taylor forged mat destiny at College High” SECOND PLACE

Mike Kays Muskogee Phoenix THIRD PLACE

Adam Ewing The Shawnee News-Star


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Sports Story FIRST PLACE

Tim Godfrey Enid News & Eagle “Accounted for: Father figures help Gray brothers after their dad’s death” SECOND PLACE

Tyler Palmateer The Norman Transcript THIRD PLACE

Clay Horning The Norman Transcript


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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

In-Depth Reporting

FIRST PLACE

Jana Allen The Oklahoma Daily “Former OU Drama director Tom Orr had ‘no intention of punishing’ John Scamehorn for indiscretions, emails reveal” SECOND PLACE

Jana Allen The Oklahoma Daily THIRD PLACE

KaraLee Langford, Sean Stanley & Jenna Lowrance Pioneer


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

In-Depth Reporting FIRST PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Grove Sun “Teacher walkout” SECOND PLACE

Glen Miller El Reno Tribune THIRD PLACE

Patty Miller The Edmond Sun


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

In-Depth Reporting

FIRST PLACE

Sage Le Blanc The Dewey County Record “Wildfire Series” SECOND PLACE

Clarence B. Wright The Newcastle Pacer THIRD PLACE

Ariana Farris Parkinson The Thomas Tribune


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

In-Depth Reporting FIRST PLACE

Christy Wheeland & John Ferguson Wagoner County American-Tribune “Teacher walkout series” SECOND PLACE

Lindsey Chastain Skiatook Journal THIRD PLACE

Carey Head The Fairfax Chief


DIVISIONS 4 & 5, WEEKLIES

In-Depth Reporting

FIRST PLACE

John Small, Mary Lokey & Tom Lokey Johnston County Sentinel “Shelley and Kevin Duncan investigations” SECOND PLACE

Shonda Little The Beckham County Record THIRD PLACE

Shonda Little The Beckham County Record


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

In-Depth Reporting FIRST PLACE

James Beaty McAlester News-Capital “Vet fights to remain in home” SECOND PLACE

Tesina Jackson Tahlequah Daily Press THIRD PLACE

Scott Haas & Linda Provost The Duncan Banner


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

In-Depth Reporting FIRST PLACE

Staff Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise “Teachers by day ...” SECOND PLACE

David Bitton Stillwater News Press THIRD PLACE

Randy Spicer II Weatherford Daily News


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

In-Depth Reporting

FIRST PLACE

Adam Troxtell, Caleb Slinkard & Jacob McGuire The Norman Transcript “OU professor emeritus Scamehorn in #MeToo saga”

SECOND PLACE

Janelle Stecklein Enid News & Eagle THIRD PLACE

James Neal Enid News & Eagle


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COLUMN WRITING OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Column Writing FIRST PLACE

George Stoia The Oklahoma Daily SECOND PLACE

Payton Williams Collegian THIRD PLACE

Tatyana Nyborg TCC Connection


DIVISIONS 8 & 4, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

COLUMN WRITING FIRST PLACE

Kyle Salomon Yukon Review SECOND PLACE

Patty Miller The Edmond Sun THIRD PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Grove Sun


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Column Writing FIRST PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald SECOND PLACE

Jeremy Freeman The Newcastle Pacer THIRD PLACE

Tami Adams The Thomas Tribune


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Column Writing FIRST PLACE

Kirk McCracken Sand Springs Leader “From the editor” SECOND PLACE

Christy Wheeland Wagoner County American-Tribune THIRD PLACE

Jyl Hobbs Mountain View News


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Column Writing FIRST PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Delaware County Journal “Bits & Pieces” SECOND PLACE

Art Haddaway Owasso Reporter THIRD PLACE

Suzie Campbell The Countywide & Sun


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Column Writing

FIRST PLACE

SECOND PLACE

THIRD PLACE

Kim Poindexter

Christina Clark

James Beaty

Tahlequah Daily Press

The Duncan Banner

McAlester News-Capital


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Column Writing FIRST PLACE

Mike Kays Muskogee Phoenix “Hashmarks” SECOND PLACE

DeWayne E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix THIRD PLACE

Jordan Bishop Stillwater News Press


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Column Writing FIRST PLACE

Dave Ruthenberg Enid News & Eagle SECOND PLACE

Jeff Mullin Enid News & Eagle THIRD PLACE

Grace Leonhart The Lawton Constitution


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SMALL SPACE AD OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Small Space Ad

FIRST PLACE

Amelia Kinsinger The Oklahoma Daily “Conan’s Academy, How do you look naked?”


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Small Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Kim Self-Hutchison The Grove Sun “High Winds Casino, dinner for two” SECOND PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Grove Sun THIRD PLACE

Larissa Copeland Yukon Review


DIVISIONS 6 & 7, WEEKLIES

Small Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Clarence B. Wright The Newcastle Pacer “Green Plus now open” SECOND PLACE

Sherry Stinson The Fairfax Chief THIRD PLACE

Clarence B. Wright The Newcastle Pacer


DIVISIONS 4 & 5, WEEKLIES

Small Space Ad FIRST PLACE

John Small Johnston County Sentinel “Gospel Station Tishomingo Indians” SECOND PLACE

Christina Fuson Stilwell Democrat Journal THIRD PLACE

JJ Francais The Chronicle


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Small Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Staff McAlester News-Capital “McAlester Family Eyecare” SECOND PLACE

Staff McAlester News-Capital THIRD PLACE

Crystal Childers The Duncan Banner


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Small Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Kristyna Butler Weatherford Daily News “Pecina’s Mexican Café Valentine’s dinner” SECOND & THIRD PLACE

Maurisa Nelson, LeaAnn Wells, Ann Zimmerman & Ashley Williams The Ada News


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Small Space Ad

FIRST PLACE

Laura Watts The Journal Record “Naifeh Fine Jewelry”

SECOND PLACE

Rebecca Howe & Marise Boehs The Norman Transcript

THIRD PLACE

Leslie Mahan The Journal Record


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LARGE SPACE AD OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Large Space Ad

FIRST PLACE

Amelia Kinsinger The Oklahoma Daily “OU Graduation Office”


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Large Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Carrie Carberry & Silver Cole Sequoyah County Times “Diamond Daze Festival” SECOND PLACE

Kim Self-Hutchison The Grove Sun THIRD PLACE

Lyndsay Bayne El Reno Tribune


DIVISIONS 6 & 7, WEEKLIES

Large Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Clarence B. Wright The Newcastle Pacer “CBD Complete Body Defense” SECOND PLACE

Clarence B. Wright The Newcastle Pacer THIRD PLACE

Sherry Stinson The Fairfax Chief


DIVISIONS 4 & 5, WEEKLIES

Large Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Joshua Small Johnston County Sentinel “Happy Days at Houser’s Furniture” SECOND PLACE

Ron Vavak OKC Friday THIRD PLACE

JJ Francais The Chronicle


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Large Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Juanita Lewis Tahlequah Daily Press “Sooner Electronics, where Santa shops for the big boys toys” SECOND PLACE

Staff McAlester News-Capital THIRD PLACE

Staff McAlester News-Capital


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Large Space Ad

FIRST PLACE

Kristyna Butler Weatherford Daily News “We’re homerun hitters!” SECOND PLACE

Kristyna Butler Weatherford Daily News THIRD PLACE

Maurisa Nelson, LeaAnn Wells, Ann Zimmerman & Ashley Williams The Ada News


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Large Space Ad FIRST PLACE

Jennifer Jepson The Norman Transcript “Lunch ‘n’ learn at Pioneer Hearing Aid Centers” SECOND PLACE

Wendy Duncan The Journal Record THIRD PLACE

Laura Watts The Journal Record


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NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

News Photograph FIRST PLACE

Motaz Al Azayza Pioneer “The Gaza Strip” SECOND PLACE

Stacie Larsen Collegian THIRD PLACE

Jenna Lowrance Pioneer


DIVISIONS 8 & 4, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

News Photograph FIRST PLACE

Zach Maxwell Durant Democrat “Home, church escape wildfire” SECOND PLACE

Rick Carpenter The Altus Times THIRD PLACE

Drew Harmon The Edmond Sun


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

News Photograph FIRST PLACE

Lia Hillman The Dewey County Record “Historic wildfire rages” SECOND PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald THIRD PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

News Photograph FIRST PLACE

Carey Head The Fairfax Chief “Shattered windows of church van” SECOND PLACE

Carol Conner The Fairfax Chief THIRD PLACE

Loretta Blunt Drumright Gusher


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

News Photograph FIRST PLACE

Mary Lokey Johnston County Sentinel “House fire blamed on faulty wiring” SECOND PLACE

Steve Booker The Chronicle THIRD PLACE

Steve Booker The Chronicle


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

News Photograph FIRST PLACE

Kayleigh Thesenvitz Claremore Daily Progress “National night out photo essay” SECOND PLACE

Grant Crawford Tahlequah Daily Press THIRD PLACE

Kayleigh Thesenvitz Claremore Daily Progress


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

News Photograph FIRST PLACE

David Bitton Stillwater News Press “Fatal motorcycle accident” SECOND PLACE

Kent Bush The Shawnee News-Star THIRD PLACE

David Bitton Stillwater News Press


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

News Photograph FIRST PLACE

Michael D. Pope The Lawton Constitution “Breath-powered sailboats” SECOND PLACE

Michael D. Pope The Lawton Constitution THIRD PLACE

Brent Fuchs The Journal Record


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FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Feature Photograph FIRST PLACE

Jenna Lowrance Pioneer “A fair carousel rider” SECOND PLACE

Stacie Larsen Collegian THIRD PLACE

Kimberly Thompson Gazette


DIVISIONS 8 & 4, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Feature Photograph FIRST PLACE

Jessica Lane The Chickasha Express-Star “Anadarko Dance Troupe visits Brookdale” SECOND PLACE

Patty Miller The Edmond Sun THIRD PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Grove Sun


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Feature Photograph FIRST PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald “Meeker senior Raceton Sedlacek” SECOND PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald THIRD PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Feature Photograph FIRST PLACE

Brian Blansett Stroud American “A baaaaad day” SECOND PLACE

Brian Blansett Stroud American THIRD PLACE

Loretta Blunt Drumright Gusher


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Feature Photograph FIRST PLACE

Kaylea Hutson-Miller The Delaware County Journal “Patriotic bubbles” SECOND PLACE

Steve Booker The Chronicle THIRD PLACE

Lisa Carroll The Chronicle


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Feature Photograph FIRST PLACE

Amanda Corbin Poteau Daily News “Head over heels: bucking bronco” SECOND PLACE

Kayleigh Thesenvitz Claremore Daily Progress THIRD PLACE

Amanda Corbin Poteau Daily News


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Feature Photograph FIRST PLACE

Chris Day Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise “Playin’ the blues” SECOND PLACE

David Bitton Stillwater News Press THIRD PLACE

David Bitton Stillwater News Press


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Feature Photograph FIRST PLACE

Michael D. Pope The Lawton Constitution “Faces at the Rangers Rodeo” SECOND PLACE

Michael D. Pope The Lawton Constitution THIRD PLACE

Bonnie Vculek Enid News & Eagle


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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Sports Photograph FIRST PLACE

Caitlyn Epes The Oklahoma Daily “Jumpman” SECOND PLACE

Drue Watkins Collegian THIRD PLACE

Katie Livingston Collegian


DIVISIONS 8 & 4, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Sports Photograph FIRST PLACE

Rick Carpenter The Altus Times “Bareback bronc” SECOND PLACE

Richard Clifton OKC Friday THIRD PLACE

Kevin Farr Durant Democrat


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Sports Photograph FIRST PLACE

Rick Hester Tri-County Herald “Softball player takes a shoe to the chin” SECOND PLACE

Kevin Farr The Dewey County Record THIRD PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Sports Photograph FIRST PLACE

Brian Blansett Stroud American “Softball pitcher begins windup” SECOND PLACE

Dane Smart Hughes County Tribune THIRD PLACE

Don Quinn Drumright Gusher


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Sports Photograph FIRST PLACE

Steve Booker The Chronicle “Rising above: Sterling basketball shot SECOND PLACE

Jay DeSilver The Chronicle THIRD PLACE

Jay DeSilver The Chronicle


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Sports Photograph FIRST PLACE

Byron Beers Tahlequah Daily Press “Tahlequah second baseman gets an out” SECOND PLACE

Rick Heaton Claremore Daily Progress THIRD PLACE

Johnny McMahan Woodward News


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Sports Photograph FIRST PLACE

Adam Ewing The Shawnee News-Star “Dale softball state champions” SECOND PLACE

Jason Elmquist Stillwater News Press THIRD PLACE

Mike Tupa Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Sports Photograph FIRST PLACE

Kyle Phillips The Norman Transcript “Facemask violation at Big 12 Championship” SECOND PLACE

Michael D. Pope The Lawton Constitution THIRD PLACE

Billy Hefton Enid News & Eagle


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FRONT PAGE DESIGN OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Madison Lyda Collegian “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” SECOND PLACE

Savannah Saing & Sarah Barney The Oklahoma Daily THIRD PLACE

Jasmine Mayes Gazette


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Glen Miller & Lyndsay Bayne El Reno Tribune “Veterans Day Parade” SECOND PLACE

Kari Tompkins The Edmond Sun THIRD PLACE

Stacey Neal Durant Democrat


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Clarence B. Wright The Newcastle Pacer “Flying High” SECOND PLACE

Brian Blansett Tri-County Herald THIRD PLACE

Kevin Farr, Lia Hillman & Toni Goforth The Dewey County Record


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Melanie Allen Wagoner County American-Tribune “SQ 788” SECOND PLACE

Melanie Allen Sand Springs Leader THIRD PLACE

Kirk McCracken Sand Springs Leader


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Melanie Allen Owasso Reporter “Vote to smoke” SECOND PLACE

Debi DeSilver The Chronicle THIRD PLACE

Suzie Campbell The Countywide & Sun


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Rose Lane OKC Friday “Pains, trains and automobiles” SECOND PLACE

Tina Firquain The Madill Record THIRD PLACE

Rose Lane OKC Friday


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Dawnyal Hill McAlester News-Capital “Veterans Day 2018” SECOND PLACE

William Kujawa & Cydney Baron Claremore Daily Progress THIRD PLACE

Juanita Lewis Tahlequah Daily Press


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Alison Morris Weatherford Daily News “Splash pad” SECOND PLACE

Samantha Spears The Ada News THIRD PLACE

Joshua Cagle Muskogee Phoenix


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Front Page Design FIRST PLACE

Bryan Richter The Journal Record “Coming Attractions” SECOND PLACE

Joe Malan Enid News & Eagle THIRD PLACE

Bryan Richter The Journal Record


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DIGITAL MEDIA OKLAHOMA

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COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Digital Media FIRST PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily SECOND PLACE

Pioneer


WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS

Digital Media FIRST PLACE

The Edmond Sun SECOND PLACE

The Countywide & Sun THIRD PLACE

Johnston County Sentinel


DAILY NEWSPAPERS

Digital Media FIRST PLACE

Bartlesville ExaminerEnterprise SECOND PLACE

Enid News & Eagle THIRD PLACE

The Journal Record


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

NEWS CONTENT OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

News Content FIRST PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily SECOND PLACE

Collegian THIRD PLACE

Gazette


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

News Content FIRST PLACE

Sequoyah County Times SECOND PLACE

Okmulgee Times THIRD PLACE

Durant Democrat


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

News Content FIRST PLACE

The Thomas Tribune SECOND PLACE

The Newcastle Pacer THIRD PLACE

Minco-Union City Times


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

News Content FIRST PLACE

The Carnegie Herald SECOND PLACE

The Fairfax Chief THIRD PLACE

Skiatook Journal


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

News Content FIRST PLACE

Owasso Reporter SECOND PLACE

The Delaware County Journal THIRD PLACE

Midwest City Beacon


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

News Content FIRST PLACE

The Eufaula Indian Journal SECOND PLACE

Choctaw Times THIRD PLACE

The Purcell Register


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

News Content FIRST PLACE

Claremore Daily Progress SECOND PLACE

The Duncan Banner THIRD PLACE

Tahlequah Daily Press


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

News Content FIRST PLACE

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise SECOND PLACE

The Ardmoreite THIRD PLACE

Stillwater News Press


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

News Content FIRST PLACE

The Journal Record SECOND PLACE

The Norman Transcript THIRD PLACE

Enid News & Eagle


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

LAYOUT & DESIGN OKLAHOMA

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DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

Collegian SECOND PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily THIRD PLACE

Pioneer


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

Okmulgee Times SECOND PLACE

El Reno Tribune THIRD PLACE

The Edmond Sun


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

The Newcastle Pacer SECOND PLACE

Tri-County Herald THIRD PLACE

The Dewey County Record


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

Wagoner County American-Tribune SECOND PLACE

Stroud American THIRD PLACE

The Carnegie Herald


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

Owasso Reporter SECOND PLACE

Midwest City Beacon THIRD PLACE

Johnston County Sentinel


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

The Madill Record SECOND PLACE

The Eufaula Indian Journal THIRD PLACE

The Beckham County Record


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

McAlester News-Capital SECOND PLACE

Claremore Daily Progress THIRD PLACE

Tahlequah Daily Press


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise SECOND PLACE

The Ada News THIRD PLACE

Stillwater News Press


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Layout & Design FIRST PLACE

Enid News & Eagle SECOND PLACE

The Norman Transcript THIRD PLACE

The Journal Record


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

ADVERTISING OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N


DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Advertising FIRST PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Advertising FIRST PLACE

The Grove Sun SECOND PLACE

El Reno Tribune THIRD PLACE

Okmulgee Times


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Advertising FIRST PLACE

The Newcastle Pacer SECOND PLACE

Tri-County Herald THIRD PLACE

Eastern Times-Register


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Advertising FIRST PLACE

Skiatook Journal SECOND PLACE

The Fairfax Chief THIRD PLACE

The Carnegie Herald


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Advertising FIRST PLACE

Owasso Reporter SECOND PLACE

McIntosh County Democrat THIRD PLACE

Johnston County Sentinel


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Advertising FIRST PLACE

The Madill Record SECOND PLACE

The Eufaula Indian Journal THIRD PLACE

OKC Friday


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Advertising FIRST PLACE

McAlester News-Capital SECOND PLACE

Woodward News THIRD PLACE

Clinton Daily News


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Advertising FIRST PLACE

Stillwater News Press SECOND PLACE

Muskogee Phoenix THIRD PLACE

The Ada News


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Advertising FIRST PLACE

The Norman Transcript SECOND PLACE

The Journal Record THIRD PLACE

Enid News & Eagle


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

EDITORIAL WRITING OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N


DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily SECOND PLACE

Pioneer THIRD PLACE

Northwestern News


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

Durant Democrat SECOND PLACE

The Edmond Sun THIRD PLACE

Sequoyah County Times


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

Eastern Times-Register SECOND PLACE

Minco-Union City Times THIRD PLACE

Tri-County Herald


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

The Fairfax Chief SECOND PLACE

Stroud American THIRD PLACE

Skiatook Journal


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

The Chronicle SECOND PLACE

McIntosh County Democrat THIRD PLACE

Johnston County Sentinel


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

Choctaw Times SECOND PLACE

Mustang Times THIRD PLACE

The Purcell Register


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

McAlester News-Capital SECOND PLACE

Tahlequah Daily Press THIRD PLACE

Clinton Daily News


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

Stillwater News Press SECOND PLACE

Muskogee Phoenix THIRD PLACE

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Editorial Writing FIRST PLACE

The Norman Transcript SECOND PLACE

The Journal Record THIRD PLACE

Enid News & Eagle


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

PHOTOGRAPHY OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N


DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Photography FIRST PLACE

O’Colly SECOND PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily THIRD PLACE

Gazette


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Photography FIRST PLACE

The Altus Times SECOND PLACE

Durant Democrat THIRD PLACE

El Reno Tribune


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Photography FIRST PLACE

Minco-Union City Times SECOND PLACE

Tri-County Herald THIRD PLACE

The Dewey County Record


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Photography FIRST PLACE

Stroud American SECOND PLACE

The Fairfax Chief THIRD PLACE

Drumright Gusher


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Photography FIRST PLACE

Midwest City Beacon SECOND PLACE

The Chronicle THIRD PLACE

The Countywide & Sun


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Photography FIRST PLACE

The Eufaula Indian Journal SECOND PLACE

Choctaw Times THIRD PLACE

Mustang Times


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Photography FIRST PLACE

Clinton Daily News SECOND PLACE

McAlester News-Capital THIRD PLACE

Claremore Daily Progress


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Photography FIRST PLACE

The Shawnee News-Star SECOND PLACE

Stillwater News Press THIRD PLACE

Muskogee Phoenix


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Photography FIRST PLACE

The Norman Transcript SECOND PLACE

Enid News & Eagle THIRD PLACE

The Journal Record


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

SPORTS COVERAGE OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N


DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

O’Colly SECOND PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily THIRD PLACE

Gazette


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

Yukon Review SECOND PLACE

Henryetta Free-Lance THIRD PLACE

El Reno Tribune


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

Tri-County Herald SECOND PLACE

The Dewey County Record THIRD PLACE

Minco-Union City Times


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

Wagoner County American-Tribune SECOND PLACE

Skiatook Journal THIRD PLACE

Stroud American


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

Owasso Reporter SECOND PLACE

Johnston County Sentinel THIRD PLACE

Vian Tenkiller News


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

The Madill Record SECOND PLACE

OKC Friday THIRD PLACE

The Purcell Register


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

Clinton Daily News SECOND PLACE

Woodward News THIRD PLACE

McAlester News-Capital


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

Stillwater News Press SECOND PLACE

The Ada News THIRD PLACE

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Sports Coverage FIRST PLACE

The Norman Transcript SECOND PLACE

Enid News & Eagle


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

SALES PROMOTION OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N


DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Sales Promotion

FIRST PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily Heisman Issue


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Sales Promotion FIRST PLACE

El Reno Tribune “Annual Easter ham giveaway” SECOND PLACE

The Edmond Sun THIRD PLACE

Okmulgee Times


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Sales Promotion FIRST PLACE

Eastern Times-Register “Four school special sections” SECOND PLACE

Tri-County Herald THIRD PLACE

The Newcastle Pacer


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Sales Promotion FIRST PLACE

Skiatook Journal “Pioneer Day” SECOND PLACE

Stroud American THIRD PLACE

Wagoner County American-Tribune


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Sales Promotion FIRST PLACE

McIntosh County Democrat “Gridiron Guide” SECOND PLACE

Tuttle Times THIRD PLACE

Midwest City Beacon


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Sales Promotion FIRST PLACE

The Purcell Register “Football Preview magazine” SECOND PLACE

Choctaw Times THIRD PLACE

The Eufaula Indian Journal


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Sales Promotion FIRST PLACE

Clinton Daily News “Home for the Holidays” SECOND PLACE

Tahlequah Daily Press THIRD PLACE

The Duncan Banner


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Sales Promotion FIRST PLACE

The Shawnee News-Star “Firefighters of the Year” SECOND PLACE

Stillwater News Press THIRD PLACE

The Ada News


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Sales Promotion FIRST PLACE

Enid News & Eagle “Candy Cane Cash” SECOND PLACE

The Norman Transcript THIRD PLACE

The Journal Record


BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N


DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

The Oklahoma Daily “Presidential search and transition” SECOND PLACE

Pioneer


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

The Grove Sun “Wizard of Oz at Grove High School” SECOND PLACE

El Reno Tribune THIRD PLACE

Sequoyah County Times


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

Minco-Union City Times “Minco-Union City Food Drive” SECOND PLACE

Eastern Times-Register THIRD PLACE

Tri-County Herald


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

The Carnegie Herald “Wildcat Turkey Trot” SECOND PLACE

Skiatook Journal THIRD PLACE

Wagoner County American-Tribune


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

The Countywide & Sun “Tornado Preparedness Guide” SECOND PLACE

The Chronicle THIRD PLACE

McIntosh County Democrat


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

The Purcell Register “Saving the hospital” SECOND PLACE

Mustang Times THIRD PLACE

The Eufaula Indian Journal


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

McAlester News-Capital “Candidate and issue community forums” SECOND PLACE

Tahlequah Daily Press THIRD PLACE

Claremore Daily Progress


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise “Night of scholars and champions” SECOND PLACE

Stillwater News Press THIRD PLACE

Weatherford Daily News


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Community Leadership FIRST PLACE

The Journal Record “No quick revival: Hospital’s sudden closure makes it harder to reopen” SECOND PLACE

Enid News & Eagle THIRD PLACE

The Norman Transcript


2018 OPA BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTEST

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNERS OKLAHOMA

PRESS A S S O C I AT I O N


DIVISION 9, COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS

Sequoyah Award Winner THE OKLAHOMA DAILY


DIVISION 8, SEMI- AND TRI-WEEKLIES

Sequoyah Award Winner EL RENO TRIBUNE


DIVISION 7, WEEKLIES, CIRC. BELOW 750

Sequoyah Award Winner TRI-COUNTY HERALD


DIVISION 6, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 750 TO 1,399

Sequoyah Award Winner SKIATOOK JOURNAL


DIVISION 5, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 1,400 TO 2,000

Sequoyah Award Winner OWASSO REPORTER


DIVISION 4, WEEKLIES, CIRC. 2,000 OR MORE

Sequoyah Award Winner EUFAULA INDIAN JOURNAL


DIVISION 3, DAILIES, CIRC. BELOW 3,000

Sequoyah Award Winner McALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL


DIVISION 2, DAILIES, CIRC. 3,000 TO 6,500

Sequoyah Award Winner STILLWATER NEWS PRESS


DIVISION 1, DAILIES, CIRC. MORE THAN 6,500

Sequoyah Award Winner THE NORMAN TRANSCRIPT


A reason to celebrate. The Oklahoma Press Association congratulates all Award Winners for their many achievements.

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2018 Better Newspaper Contest Awards Slideshow  

2018 Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Award Winners. Presented June 8, 2019. The 20 categories and nine circulation divis...

2018 Better Newspaper Contest Awards Slideshow  

2018 Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Award Winners. Presented June 8, 2019. The 20 categories and nine circulation divis...

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