If it’s July, it must be contest award time for Eagle’s Oregon newspapers.
Competing within several categories based on circulation, the Hood River, Dallas and The Dalles newspapers historically have done very well in the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA) Better Newspaper Contest, including the granddaddy of prizes, General Excellence.
This year the Polk County Itemizer-Observer returned home with a second place in General Excellence and a total of 14 awards! The Dalles Chronicle could claim 14 awards also by adding the three national awards they learned about that week.
The Hood River News won three awards in the Better Newspaper contest and four in the Best Ad Idea Contest, including a first in Best Overall Advertising for the second year. The Dallas and The Dalles newspapers did not list ad idea entries.
In addition, the Itemizer-Observer won first place for Best Overall Website and second place for Best Web Design.
The awards were announced at ONPA’s annual convention, July 17-18 at Salishan Resort.