The Tulsa World and its Oklahoma Weekly Group – which publishes the Owasso Reporter, Skiatook Journal, Sand Springs Leader and Wagoner County American-Tribune – collected 32 awards from the Oklahoma Press Association.
Winners of this year’s Sequoyah Awards in the weekly divisions were the Owasso Reporter and Skiatook Journal. The award, the highest honor in the Better Newspaper Contest, is determined by the amount of points accumulated in eight of the contest’s 20 categories: news content, layout and design, advertising, editorial writing, photography, sports coverage, sales promotion and community leadership.
The Tulsa World Magazine received first place in the OPA Magazine Contest.
The Owasso Reporter took home first place in news content, first and second place in feature story, first in layout and design, first in advertising and first in sports coverage and first in sports story in its division.
The Skiatook Journal won third place in news content, first place in advertising, third place in editorial writing, second place in sports coverage, first place in sales promotion, second place in community leadership and second place for in-depth reporting in its division.
The Wagoner County American-Tribune won first place for layout and design, first place for sports coverage, third place for sales promotion, third place for community leadership, first place for in-depth reporting and second place for column writing in its division.
The Sand Springs Leader won first place in column writing, first place in news story, first, second and third in feature story, first and second in sports story, and second and third in front page design in its division.
Members of the New Mexico Press Association judged more than 1,300 entries from 75 Oklahoma newspapers.
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