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Excellence in Journalism Awards for Oregon and Southwest Washington

Dozens of journalists from the Pacific Northwest received awards for their notable efforts in 2013.

SPJ Awards

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Journalists from Oregon and Southwest Washington celebrated their hard work in 2013 at the annual SPJ Oregon/SW Washington awards banquet on May 17 at the Hotel Lucia.

Awards were presented in the SPJ Oregon/SW Washington non-daily contest as well as the SPJ Region 10 (Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana) Excellence in Journalism contest.

Below are the results from the Oregon/SW Washington non-daily contest in two circulation categories. Oregon/SW Washington Awards Non-dailies Oregon/SW Washington: Category A (8,000+ circulation)

Social Issues Reporting

Category A 1st place Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week, No Good Deed

2nd place Wendy Culverwell, Portland Business Journal, Homelessness in Portland: Tough times in the Rose City

3rd place Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week, The hard truth about Oregon's prisons

Profiles

Category A 1st place Andrea Damewood, Willamette Week, Whack-a-Mole

2nd place Aaron Mesh, Willamette Week, Bikelash

3rd place Alex Notman, Eugene Weekly, The magical world of Shanna Trumbly

Government Reporting

Category A 1st place Andrea Damewood, Willamette Week, The Woman Behind the Bridge

2nd place Jim Redden, Hillsboro Tribune, Documents reveal police tensions

3rd place Aaron Mesh, Willamette Week, Goofus and Gallant go to City Hall

Investigative Reporting

Category A 1st place Rachel Graham Cody, Willamette Week, Expel Check

2nd place Jake Thomas, Street Roots, Leave the patients to us: Is Nevada unloading its mentally ill on Oregon?

3rd place Courtney Sherwood, The Lund Report, Are Oregon Hospitals Safe Places to Work?

Education Reporting

Category A 1st place Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week, Flunk factories: The ugly truth about graduation rates at Portland's High Schools

2nd place Amy Schneider, Eugene Weekly, Collapsing Schools: A looming earthquake threatens to topple Oregon schools

3rd place Rachel Graham Cody, Willamette Week, Miracle on 135th Avenue: A Portland High School where students speak 55 languages shows Oregon how to reform education

Science and Health Reporting

Category A 1st place Erin Fenner, Willamette Week, Who wants to save a junkie?

2nd place Elizabeth Hayes, Portland Business Journal, Tough Pill to Swallow

3rd place Nancy Townsley, Hillsboro Tribune, Good cop. Well cop

Environmental Reporting

Category A 1st place Andy Giegerich, Mason Walker, Portland Business Journal, The new forest economy

2nd place Andy Giegerich, Portland Business Journal, Nuclear New and Improved

3rd place Camilla Mortensen, Eugene Weekly, Climate is the disaster

Business News

Category A 1st place Matthew Kish, Portland Business Journal, Welcome to Swooshville

2nd place Aaron Mesh, Willamette Week, Black and White and Red All Over

3rd place Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week, Costly to the core

Business Feature

Category A 1st place Wendy Culverwell, Portland Business Journal, Oregon: No longer bull of the woods

2nd place Matthew Kish, Portland Business Journal, Just Patent It

3rd place Martin Cizmar, Willamette Week, The Cake Wars

Food

Category A 1st place Lola Milholland, Edible Portland, Grist for the Mill: Bringing local grains home

2nd place Andy Giegerich, Erik Siemers, Suzanne Stevens, Portland Business Journal, The Tipping Point

3rd place Martin Cizmar, Willamette Week, Who Needs Chalupas? Boomshakalaka! New Blazers Arena Food is on Fire!

Sports Feature

Category A 1st place Staff, Willamette Week, Spoke Addicts

2nd place Aaron Mesh, Willamette Week, Rip City Vs. No Pity

3rd place Adam Worcester, Portland Business Journal, The Big Gamble

News Column

Category A 1st place Rob Smith, Portland Business Journal, Post, like, link, repeat. Get used to it.

2nd place Israel Bayer, Street Roots, Imagine you were homeless

3rd place Jake Klonoski, Eugene Weekly, Dispatches from Kabul

Photography

Category A 1st place Evan Johnson, Willamette Week, City of Bridges

2nd place Cathy Cheney, Portland Business Journal, New Forest economy

3rd place Cathy Cheney, Portland Business Journal, The making of Rose Festival floats

Long Feature

Category A 1st place Matthew Singer, Willamette Week, The Last of the Sad Bastards

2nd place Lola Milholland, Edible Portland, The Buck Stops in Lostine

3rd place Joanne Zuhl, Street Roots, Looking back from the ledge

Short Feature

Category A 1st place Suzanne Stevens, Portland Business Journal, In scare biz, even CEO is frightening

2nd place Rebecca Jacobson, Willamette Week, Degender Bender

3rd place Matthew Kish, Portland Business Journal, The bat is his canvas

The full results from the Region 10 daily and non-daily contest can be found here: http://blogs.spjnetwork.org/region10/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2013spjresults.pdf

Source: Society of Professional Journalists

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