2008 Better Newspaper Contest Results

Division 1: Dailies – Circ. 9,000 or more

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Muskogee Phoenix

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
The Norman Transcript
3rd
Enid News & Eagle
4th
The Lawton Constitution

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Norman Transcript
2nd
Muskogee Phoenix
3rd
Enid News & Eagle
4th
The Lawton Constitution

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
The Lawton Constitution
2nd
Enid News & Eagle
3rd
The Norman Transcript
4th
The Daily Ardmoreite

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Enid News & Eagle
2nd
The Lawton Constitution
3rd
The Ponca City News
4th
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Enid News & Eagle
2nd
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
3rd
The Norman Transcript
4th
Muskogee Phoenix

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
The Norman Transcript
3rd
The Lawton Constitution
4th
Enid News & Eagle

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
3rd
The Norman Transcript
4th
Enid News & Eagle

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
Ponca  City News
3rd
Enid News & Eagle
4th
The Lawton Constitution

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
3rd
Norman Transcript
4th
The Lawton Constitution

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
The Norman Transcript
2nd
Muskogee Phoenix
3rd
Enid News & Eagle
4th
The Lawton Constitution

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
The Lawton Constitution
3rd
Enid News & Eagle
4th
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Norman Transcript
2nd
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
3rd
The Ponca City News
4th
Enid News & Eagle


Division 2: Dailies – Circ. 4,500-8,999

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Stillwater NewsPress

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
Stillwater NewsPress
2nd
The Miami News-Record
3rd
The Shawnee News-Star
4th
The Edmond Sun

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Shawnee News-Star
2nd
McAlester News-Capital
3rd
The Edmond Sun
4th
Stillwater NewsPress

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
Stillwater NewsPress
2nd
The Shawnee News-Star
3rd
Seminole Producer
4th
The Miami News-Record

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Shawnee News-Star
2nd
Stillwater NewsPress
3rd
Ada Evening News
4th
The Miami News-Record

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
The Duncan Banner
2nd
The Edmond Sun
3rd
Stillwater NewsPress
4th
The Miami News-Record

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Stillwater NewsPress
2nd
The Shawnee News-Star
3rd
The Edmond Sun
4th
The Duncan Banner

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
McAlester News-Capital
2nd
The Shawnee News-Star
3rd
Ada Evening News
4th
The Miami News-Record

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
The Shawnee News-Star
2nd
Stillwater NewsPress
3rd
The Duncan Banner
4th
The Edmond Sun

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
The Miami News-Record
2nd
McAlester News-Capital
3rd
The Shawnee News-Star
4th
Stillwater NewsPress

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Stillwater NewsPress
2nd
Ada Evening News
3rd
The Edmond Sun
4th
The Duncan Banner

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Stillwater NewsPress
2nd
McAlester News-Capital
3rd
The Edmond Sun
4th
Ada Evening News

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Miami News-Record
2nd
The Edmond Sun
3rd
Shawnee News-Star
4th
McAlester News-Capital


Division 3: Dailies – Circ. 4,499 or less

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
The Journal Record (OKC)

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
The Clinton Daily News
2nd
Tahlequah Daily Press
3rd
Guymon Daily Herald
4th
The Journal Record (OKC)

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Journal Record (OKC)
2nd
Tahlequah Daily Press
3rd
The Daily Times (Pryor)
4th
Guymon Daily Herald

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
The Journal Record (OKC)
2nd
The Clinton Daily News
3rd
The Daily Times (Pryor)
4th
Tahlequah Daily Press

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
The Journal Record (OKC)
2nd
Tahlequah Daily Press
3rd
The Clinton Daily News
4th
Alva Review-Courier

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
The Journal Record (OKC)
2nd
Tahlequah Daily Press
3rd
Woodward News
4th
Guymon Daily Herald

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Tahlequah Daily Press
2nd
The Journal Record (OKC)
3rd
The Daily Times (Pryor)
4th
Woodward News

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
The Journal Record (OKC)
2nd
The Clinton Daily News
3rd
The Daily Times (Pryor)
4th
Alva Review-Courier

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
Guymon Daily Herald
2nd
The Daily Times (Pryor)
3rd
The Journal Record (OKC)
4th
Tahlequah Daily Press

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Woodward News
2nd
Alva Review-Courier
3rd
Tahlequah Daily Press
4th
The Journal Record (OKC)

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Tahlequah Daily Press
2nd
Guymon Daily Herald
3rd
The Clinton Daily News
4th
The Daily Times (Pryor)

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Guymon Daily Herald
2nd
The Clinton Daily News
3rd
Tahlequah Daily Press
4th
The Journal Record (OKC)

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Daily Times (Pryor)
2nd
The Journal Record (OKC)
3rd
The Clinton Daily News
4th
Tahlequah Daily Press


 Division 4: Weeklies – Circ. 2,550 or more 

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Mustang News

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
Mustang News
2nd
Elk Citian
3rd
Sulphur Times-Democrat
4th
The Purcell Register

EVENT 2: Layout & Design

1st
Mustang News
2nd
The Madill Record
3rd
The Purcell Register
4th
Stigler News-Sentinel

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
Oklahoma City Friday
2nd
The Purcell Register
3rd
Mustang News
4th
Johnston County Capital-Democrat

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Oklahoma City Friday
2nd
Vian Tenkiller News
3rd
Mustang News
4th
The Madill Record

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Oklahoma City Friday
2nd
Elk Citian
3rd
Wagoner Tribune
4th
The Madill Record

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Elk Citian
2nd
Johnston County Capital-Democrat
3rd
Mustang News
4th
Wagoner Tribune

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
The Tribune (Bethany)
2nd
Johnston County Capital-Democrat
3rd
The Madill Record
4th
Stilwell Democrat Journal

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
The Madill Record
2nd
The Perkins Journal
3rd
Stigler News-Sentinel
4th
Vian Tenkiller News

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Stigler News-Sentinel
2nd
Mustang News
3rd
The Madill Record
4th
Watonga Republican

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
The Madill Record
2nd
Stigler News-Sentinel
3rd
Mustang News
4th
The Perkins Journal

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Mustang News
2nd
Stigler News-Sentinel
3rd
Coweta American
4th
Oklahoma City Friday

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
Johnston County Capital-Democrat
2nd
Watonga Republican
3rd
Stilwell Democrat Journal
4th
Vian Tenkiller News


 
Division 5: Weeklies – Circ. 1,700 to 2,549

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Oologah Lake Leader

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
The Cleveland American
2nd
Oologah Lake Leader
3rd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
4th
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Cleveland American
2nd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
3rd
Oologah Lake Leader
4th
Bixby Bulletin

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
The Cleveland American
2nd
Oologah Lake Leader
3rd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
4th
Skiatook Journal

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Oologah Lake Leader
2nd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
3rd
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)
4th
The Cleveland American

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
2nd
The Cleveland American
3rd
Oologah Lake Leader
4th
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
2nd
Oologah Lake Leader
3rd
The Boise City News
4th
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)
2nd
The Cleveland American
3rd
Bixby Bulletin
4th
Oologah Lake Leader

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
Bixby Bulletin
2nd
Oologah Lake Leader
3rd
The Cleveland American
4th
Latimer County News-Tribune

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)
2nd
The Cleveland American
3rd
Oologah Lake Leader
4th
The Boise City News

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
The Cleveland American
2nd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
3rd
Oologah Lake Leader
4th
Skiatook Journal

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)
2nd
Oologah Lake Leader
3rd
The Cleveland American
4th
Skiatook Journal

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)
2nd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
3rd
The Boise City News
4th
Oologah Lake Leader


Division 6: Weeklies – Circ. 1,250-1,699

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
The Newcastle Pacer

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
2nd
Drumright Gusher
3rd
McIntosh County Democrat
4th
The Newcastle Pacer

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Newcastle Pacer
2nd
McIntosh County Democrat
3rd
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
4th
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
2nd
The Newcastle Pacer
3rd
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
4th
Drumright Gusher

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
The Newcastle Pacer
2nd
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
3rd
McIntosh County Democrat
4th
The Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
2nd
Drumright Gusher
3rd
The Newcastle Pacer
4th
The Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Drumright Gusher
2nd
McIntosh County Democrat
3rd
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
4th
Collinsville News

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Drumright Gusher
2nd
The Westville Reporter
3rd
The Newcastle Pacer
4th
The Hennessey Clipper

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
Collinsville News
2nd
The Newcastle Pacer
3rd
The Hennessey Clipper
4th
McIntosh County Democrat

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
2nd
The Newcastle Pacer
3rd
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
4th
Drumright Gusher

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
The Newcastle Pacer
2nd
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
3rd
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
4th
McIntosh County Democrat

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
2nd
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
3rd
The Piedmont-Surrey Gazette
4th
The Carnegie Herald

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
2nd
McIntosh County Democrat
3rd
The Hennessey Clipper
4th
The Newcastle Pacer


Division 7: Weeklies – Circ. 1,249 or less

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Waurika News-Democrat

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
Catoosa Times
3rd
The Hooker Advance
4th
Mountain View News

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
Catoosa Times
2nd
Waurika News-Democrat
3rd
The Hooker Advance
4th
No Fourth

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
The Hooker Advance
2nd
Waurika News-Democrat
3rd
Catoosa Times
4th
No Fourth

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
Catoosa Times
3rd
The Hooker Advance
4th
No Fourth

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
The Hooker Advance
3rd
No Third
4th
No Fourth

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
The Hooker Advance
3rd
Catoosa Times
4th
No Fourth

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
Catoosa Times
3rd
Sentinel Leader
4th
The Hooker Advance

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
Catoosa Times
2nd
Waurika News-Democrat
3rd
The Hooker Advance
4th
Sentinel Leader

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Mountain View News
2nd
Waurika News-Democrat
3rd
Catoosa Times
4th
The Hooker Advance

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
The Hooker Advance
3rd
Sentinel Leader
4th
Catoosa Times

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
Catoosa Times
3rd
Sentinel Leader
4th
The Hooker Advance

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Hooker Advance
2nd
Catoosa Times
3rd
Waurika News-Democrat
4th
No Fourth


Division 8: Semi, Twin, or Tri-Weeklies

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Sequoyah County Times

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
Yukon Review
2nd
Sequoyah County Times
3rd
El Reno Tribune
4th
Owasso Reporter

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
El Reno Tribune
2nd
Owasso Reporter
3rd
Sequoyah County Times
4th
Blackwell Journal-Tribune

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
Sequoyah County Times
2nd
Owasso Reporter
3rd
El Reno Tribune
4th
Yukon Review

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
The Kingfisher Times & Free Press
2nd
Sequoyah County Times
3rd
Yukon Review
4th
El Reno Tribune

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Yukon Review
2nd
Sequoyah County Times
3rd
The Kingfisher Times & Free Press
4th
Owasso Reporter

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
El Reno Tribune
2nd
Owasso Reporter
3rd
Yukon Review
4th
Sequoyah County Times

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Sequoyah County Times
2nd
Sand Springs Leader
3rd
El Reno Tribune
4th
Owasso Reporter

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
El Reno Tribune
2nd
Yukon Review
3rd
Sequoyah County Times
4th
Sand Springs Leader

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
The Kingfisher Times & Free Press
2nd
El Reno Tribune
3rd
Owasso Reporter
4th
Yukon Review

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Sequoyah County Times
2nd
El Reno Tribune
3rd
Owasso Reporter
4th
Yukon Review

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Owasso Reporter
2nd
El Reno Tribune
3rd
Sand Springs Leader
4th
Sequoyah County Times

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
Sequoyah County Times
2nd
Sand Springs Leader
3rd
Yukon Review
4th
The Kingfisher Times & Free Press


Division 9: Sustaining Member Publications

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Okahoma Gazette

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Broken Arrow Ledger
3rd
Mustang Times
4th
The North Central Reporter

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Broken Arrow Ledger
3rd
Union Boundary
4th
Mustang Times

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Union Boundary
3rd
Broken Arrow Ledger
4th
The North Central Reporter

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Broken Arrow Ledger
3rd
Mustang Times
4th
The North Central Reporter

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Moore American
3rd
Mustang Times
4th
Union Boundary

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
The North Central Reporter
2nd
Oklahoma Gazette
3rd
Broken Arrow Ledger
4th
Mustang Times

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Moore American
3rd
Broken Arrow Ledger
4th
Mustang Times

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
Broken Arrow Ledger
2nd
Moore American
3rd
The North Central Reporter
4th
Oklahoma Gazette

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Broken Arrow Ledger
3rd
Moore American
4th
The North Central Reporter

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Broken Arrow Ledger
2nd
Moore American
3rd
Union Boundary
4th
The North Central Reporter

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Mustang Times
3rd
Broken Arrow Ledger
4th
81 Express Times

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The North Central Reporter
2nd
Broken Arrow Ledger
3rd
Oklahoma Gazette
4th
No Fourth