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Better Newspaper Contest

Congratulations to all award winners!

 

Thank you!

  • To our generous video sponsor Hilliary Communications (hillcom.net) and JJ Francais for staying with us even without a convention
  • To Announcer Extraordinaire Brett Wesner of Wesner Publications
  • And to the outstanding Will Conover (willcopro.com) for creating the intro and making this video possible

 

2019 Awards Materials    Posted June 15, 2020

  • blue graphic, reads Awards Program Download - Awards Program 
    (booklet listing ALL award winners)

  • View - Awards Program on Issuu
  • Download - Winners lists and Judges comments for Better Newspaper Contest
  • Download - Winners lists and Judges comments for other OPA and ONF contests
  • Download - Press release
  • View - Rules and entry guidelines for OPA Better Newspaper Contest
  • View - Rules and info for all other OPA and ONF contests

   

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»  QUESTIONS? Contact either Lisa Sutliff at Lsutliff@okpress.com or (405) 499-0026 or Jennifer Gilliland at jgilliland@okpress.com or (405) 499-0028.


 

Better Newspaper Contest Results

Points in the following categories determine the Sequoyah Award winner in each division: News content, layout & design, advertising, editorial writing, photography, sports coverage, sales promotion and community leadership.

Daily Newspapers
Division 1 - Circ. of more than 6,200

»  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
for all contest categories

Top 4 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:

  • The Norman Transcript, 620 points
  • The Lawton Constitution, 440 points
  • Enid News & Eagle, 370 points (tie)
  • The Journal Record, 370 points (tie) 

    Daily Newspapers
    Division 2 - Circ. of 3,000 - 6,200

    »  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
    for all contest categories

    Top 3 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:

    • The Ardmoreite, 600 points
    • Shawnee News-Star, 510 points
    • Stillwater News Press, 460 points

    Daily Newspapers
    Division 3 - Circ. of less than 3,000

    »  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
    for all contest categories

    Top 3 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:
    • McAlester News-Capital, 620 points
    • Tahlequah Daily Press, 550 points
    • Claremore Daily Progress, 350 points 

    Semi- and Tri-Weekly Newspapers

    »  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
    for all contest categories

    Top 3 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:
    • Sequoyah County Times, 500 points
    • The Edmond Sun, 420 points
    • El Reno Tribune, 380 points 

    Weekly Newspapers
    Division 4 - Circ. of more than 1,600

    »  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
    for all contest categories

    Top 3 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:
    • The Purcell Register, 530 points
    • OKC Friday, 280 points
    • Eufaula Indian Journal, 230 points

      Weekly Newspapers 
      Division 5 - Circ. of 1,050 - 1,600

      »  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
      for all contest categories

      Top 3 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:
      • Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh), 570 points
      • Midwest City Beacon, 400 points
      • Owasso Reporter, 370 points

      Weekly Newspapers
      Division 6 - Circ. of 725 to 1,050

      »  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
      for all contest categories

      Top 3 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:
      • Wagoner County American-Tribune, 720 points
      • The Carnegie Herald, 530 points
      • Eastern Times-Register (Roland), 220 points

        Weekly Newspapers 
        Division 7 - Circ. of less than 725

        »  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
        for all contest categories

        Top 3 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:
        • Tri-County Herald (Meeker), 710 points
        • The Newcastle Pacer, 380 points
        • The Thomas Tribune, 230 points

        College Newspapers

        »  Download - Winners List  & Judges' Comments
        for all contest categories

        Top 3 Finishers for Sequoyah Award:
        • The Oklahoma Daily at The University of Oklahoma,
          720 points
        • Collegian at Cameron University, 260 points
        • The Gazette at Langston University, 230 points