Hood River News wins ONPA awards

Hood River News advertising staff repeated in Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Ad ideas awards in judging for 2014, and the news department brought home four prizes including a first place for Best Business and Economic Reporting.

Hood River competes against other multi-issue weeklies throughout the state. Awards were presented last week at the annual convention for newspapers in Oregon.

In the Best Ad Idea Contest, Hood River News took first place among non-dailies for best overall advertising (non-dailies). This is the consecutive second year Hood River News has earned the top advertising award for non-dailies.

The News also took first and second places in best section cover for the Gorge Giving section, and Panorama section, respectively.

The News also took third in best advertising headline (GPSI) and second for best institutional/image ad (Northwest Pediatrics)

Trisha Walker earned a second place for her June 2014 article on Community Supported Agriculture enterprises (CSAs), called “Grown Local”.

Ben Mitchell, Kirby Neumann-Rea, and Trisha Walker took second in Lifestyle coverage for the August Kaleidoscope, “The prolific, delicious blackberry”.

Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea and photographer Adam Lapierre took first in Best Economic and Business coverage for their November 2014 Kaleidoscope article on urban logging. (Lapierre now works for Slingshot.)

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