2009 Better Newspaper Contest Winners

Division 1: Dailies – Circ. 8,200 or more

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Norman Transcript

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
The Lawton Constitution
2nd
McAlester News-Capital
3rd
Enid News & Eagle
4th
Muskogee Phoenix

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Norman Transcript
2nd
The Lawton Constitution
3rd
The Shawnee News-Star
4th
Muskogee Phoenix

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
The Ponca City News
2nd
The Shawnee News-Star
3rd
The Norman Transcript
4th
The Lawton Constitution

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
McAlester News-Capital
3rd
The Norman Transcript
4th
The Lawton Constitution

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
The Norman Transcript
2nd
The Ardmoreite
3rd
The Shawnee News-Star
4th
Enid News & Eagle

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
3rd
McAlester News-Capital
4th
Enid News & Eagle

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Muskogee Phoenix
2nd
The Lawton Constitution
3rd
The Norman Transcript
4th
McAlester News-Capital

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

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

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
The Norman Transcript
2nd
Muskogee Phoenix
3rd
The Lawton Constitution
4th
The Shawnee News-Star

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
The Norman Transcript
2nd
The Ardmoreite
3rd
Muskogee Phoenix
4th
The Lawton Constitution

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
McAlester News-Capital
2nd
Enid News & Eagle
3rd
The Shawnee News-Star
4th
The Norman Transcript

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Norman Transcript
2nd
McAlester News-Capital
3rd
Enid News & Eagle
4th
The Shawnee News-Star

 


 

Division 2: Dailies – Circ. 4,000 to 8,199

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Stillwater NewsPress

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
The Daily Times (Pryor)
2nd
Stillwater NewsPress
3rd
Claremore Daily Progress
4th
The Duncan Banner

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
Stillwater NewsPress
2nd
The Duncan Banner
3rd
Ada Evening News
4th
The Daily Times (Pryor)

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
Ada Evening News
2nd
Claremore Daily Progress
3rd
Sapulpa Daily Herald
4th
Stillwater NewsPress

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Claremore Daily Progress
2nd
Stillwater NewsPress
3rd
Ada Evening News
4th
Sapulpa Daily Herald

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Ada Evening News
2nd
Claremore Daily Progress
3rd
Woodward News
4th
The Duncan Banner

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Stillwater NewsPress
2nd
The Daily Times (Pryor)
3rd
Woodward News
4th
Claremore Daily Progress

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Ada Evening News
2nd
Woodward News
3rd
The Daily Times (Pryor)
4th
Sapulpa Daily Herald

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
The Duncan Banner
2nd
Woodward News
3rd
Stillwater NewsPress
4th
The Daily Times (Pryor)

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
The Duncan Banner
2nd
Stillwater NewsPress
3rd
Woodward News
4th
The Daily Times (Pryor)

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Stillwater NewsPress
2nd
The Duncan Banner
3rd
Ada Evening News
4th
Sapulpa Daily Herald

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
The Elk City Daily News
2nd
The Duncan Banner
3rd
Stillwater NewsPress
4th
Ada Evening News

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
Claremore Daily Progress
2nd
Stillwater NewsPress
3rd
Ada Evening News
4th
Woodward News

 


 

Division 3: Dailies – Circ. below 4,000

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
The Journal Record (OKC)

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
The Edmond Sun
2nd
The Grove Sun
3rd
Tahlequah Daily Press
4th
Guymon Daily Herald

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Journal Record (OKC)
2nd
The Edmond Sun
3rd
Guymon Daily Herald
4th
Alva Review-Courier

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

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

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

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

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

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

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

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

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

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

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
The Edmond Sun
2nd
The Journal Record (OKC)
3rd
Vinita Daily Journal
4th
Tahlequah Daily Press

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

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

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
The Edmond Sun
2nd
Guymon Daily Herald
3rd
The Clinton Daily News
4th
Vinita Daily Journal

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

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

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

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

 


 

 Division 4: Weeklies – Circ. 2,520 or more 

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Stigler News-Sentinel

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

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

EVENT 2: Layout & Design

1st
The Marlow Review
2nd
Elk Citian
3rd
The Purcell Register
4th
Stigler News-Sentinel

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

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

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Oklahoma City Friday
2nd
Elk Citian
3rd
Johnston County Capital-Democrat
4th
The Marlow Review

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

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

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
The Purcell Register
2nd
Stigler News-Sentinel
3rd
Johnston County Capital-Democrat
4th
Elk Citian

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
The Perkins Journal
2nd
Stilwell Democrat Journal
3rd
Vian Tenkiller News
4th
Elk Citian

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

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

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Atoka County Times
2nd
Stigler News-Sentinel
3rd
The Marlow Review
4th
The Purcell Register

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

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

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Elk Citian
2nd
The Madill Record
3rd
Johnston County Capital-Democrat
4th
Stilwell Democrat Journal

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
Vian Tenkiller News
2nd
The Perkins Journal
3rd
The Sayre Record & Beckham County Democrat
4th
Oklahoma City Friday

 


 

Division 5: Weeklies – Circ. 1,600 to 2,519

 

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
The Cleveland American

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
The Cleveland American
2nd
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
3rd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
4th
Skiatook Journal

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
2nd
Coweta American
3rd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
4th
The Garvin County News Star

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
The Cleveland American
2nd
Skiatook Journal
3rd
Coweta American
4th
The Garvin County News Star

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

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

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
2nd
The Cleveland American
3rd
Bixby Bulletin
4th
The Garvin County News Star

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
2nd
Oologah Lake Leader
3rd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
4th
Coweta American

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
2nd
The Cleveland American
3rd
The Garvin County News Star
4th
Cherokee Messenger & Republican

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
2nd
Oologah Lake Leader
3rd
The Cleveland American
4th
The Garvin County News Star

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Coweta American
2nd
The Countywide & Sun (Tecumseh)
3rd
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
4th
Cherokee Messenger & Republican

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Coweta American
2nd
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)
3rd
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
4th
Oologah Lake Leader

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
2nd
The Cleveland American
3rd
The Bigheart Times (Barnsdall)
4th
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Cleveland American
2nd
Cherokee Messenger & Republican
3rd
The Indian Journal (Eufaula)
4th
Oologah Lake Leader

 


 

Division 6: Weeklies – Circ. 1,100-1,599

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
The Newcastle Pacer

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

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

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
The Carnegie Herald
2nd
The Newcastle Pacer
3rd
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
4th
The Hennessey Clipper

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
The North Central Reporter (Medford)
2nd
The Carnegie Herald
3rd
McIntosh County Democrat
4th
The Hennessey Clipper

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

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

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Collinsville News
2nd
The Hooker Advance
3rd
The Hennessey Clipper
4th
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Drumright Gusher
2nd
The Hooker Advance
3rd
The Newcastle Pacer
4th
Collinsville News

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Collinsville News
2nd
The Hennessey Clipper
3rd
The Newcastle Pacer
4th
Catoosa Times

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
The North Central Reporter (Medford)
2nd
The Newcastle Pacer
3rd
The Hartshorne Sun
4th
McIntosh County Democrat

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Catoosa Times
2nd
McIntosh County Democrat
3rd
The Newcastle Pacer
4th
The Hartshorne Sun

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

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

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
The Carnegie Herald
2nd
Catoosa Times
3rd
The Newcastle Pacer
4th
The North Central Reporter (Medford)

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
The Hooker Advance
2nd
The Newcastle Pacer
3rd
Catoosa Times
4th
The Hennessey Clipper

 


 

Division 7: Weeklies – Circ. below 1,100

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Tulsa County News

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

1st
Mannford Eagle
2nd
The Sentinel Leader
3rd
Tulsa County News
4th
The Comanche Times

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
Tulsa County News
2nd
The Granite Enterprise
3rd
Westville Reporter
4th
The Comanche Times

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
Tulsa County News
2nd
The Comanche Times
3rd
Westville Reporter
4th
The Granite Enterprise

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
The Comanche Times
3rd
Tulsa County News
4th
The Granite Enterprise

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
The Granite Enterprise
3rd
Tulsa County News
4th
Capitol Hill Beacon (OKC)

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
Mannford Eagle
3rd
Tulsa County News
4th
No Fourth

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
Mannford Eagle
3rd
The Granite Enterprise
4th
Mountain View News

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

1st
Tulsa County News
2nd
Waurika News-Democrat
3rd
The Granite Enterprise
4th
The Comanche Times

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
Mannford Eagle
2nd
Tulsa County News
3rd
Mountain View News
4th
Waurika News-Democrat

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
The Comanche Times
3rd
The Granite Enterprise
4th
Tulsa County News

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Waurika News-Democrat
2nd
Tulsa County News
3rd
The Sentinel Leader
4th
The Granite Enterprise

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
Capitol Hill Beacon (OKC)
2nd
The Comanche Times
3rd
Tulsa County News
4th
Waurika News-Democrat

 


 

Division 8: Semi, Twin, or Tri-Weeklies

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
El Reno Tribune

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

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

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

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

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
Sand Springs Leader
2nd
Owasso Reporter
3rd
El Reno Tribune
4th
Mustang News

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

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

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

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

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

1st
El Reno Tribune
2nd
Sand Springs Leader
3rd
Mustang News
4th
Owasso Reporter

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

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

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

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

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

1st
The Kingfisher Times & Free Press
2nd
Owasso Reporter
3rd
Mustang News
4th
Sand Springs Leader

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

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

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
Sand Springs Leader
2nd
Owasso Reporter
3rd
The Sun (Midwest City)
4th
Sequoyah County Times

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

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

 


 

Division 9: Sustaining Member Publications

SEQUOYAH AWARD WINNER:
Mustang Times

EVENT 1: NEWS CONTENT

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

EVENT 2: LAYOUT & DESIGN

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Mid-Town Monitor (Tulsa)
3rd
Broken Arrow Ledger
4th
Mustang Times

EVENT 3: ADVERTISING

1st
Mustang Times
2nd
Oklahoma Gazette
3rd
Minco-Union City Times
4th
Mid-Town Monitor (Tulsa)

EVENT 4: SALES PROMOTION

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

EVENT 5: IN-DEPTH ENTERPRISE

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

EVENT 6: EDITORIAL COMMENT

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

EVENT 7: PERSONAL COLUMNS

1st
The Moore American
2nd
Broken Arrow Ledger
3rd
Mustang Times
4th
Minco-Union City Times

EVENT 8: NEWS WRITING

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

EVENT 9: FEATURE WRITING

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

EVENT 10: SPORTS COVERAGE

1st
Mustang Times
2nd
The Moore American
3rd
Oklahoma Gazette
4th
Minco-Union City Times

EVENT 11: PHOTOGRAPHY

1st
The Moore American
2nd
Mustang Times
3rd
Broken Arrow Ledger
4th
Minco-Union City Times

EVENT 12: COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

1st
Oklahoma Gazette
2nd
Mid-Town Monitor (Tulsa)
3rd
Mustang Times
4th
Broken Arrow Ledger