The Observer

Awards

2021

ACP- Won “Best of Show” Award

-The Observer got 2nd place for the best website in the category of more than 10,000 students.

-The Observer got 9th place for best weekly newspaper.

2020

 

2020 ACP Spring Convention in San Francisco, CA. The Observer took home two Best of Show awards and placed 7th in 4-year weekly newspapers and websites.
ACP honorable mention Pinnacle Awards 

Newspaper Page/Spread 

  • “Delivery Methods Change Amidst Pandemic,” by Bekah Blum
“Delivery Methods Change Amidst Pandemic,” by Bekah Blum.
  • “Wildcats Find Success in Nampa,” by Aiden Knabel.
“Wildcats Find Success in Nampa,” by Aiden Knabel.

 

2019

2019 ACP Midwinter Convention in La Jolla, CA. The Observer took home 6th place for Four-year Weekly Newspaper and 7th place for Four-year Website.
Society of Professional Journalist Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Breaking News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students

General News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students

General Column Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students

Sports Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students

Breaking News Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students

Editorial Cartooning

General News Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students

2019 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards – General News Photography (10,000+ Students): Community pushes for sustainability by Mariah Valles

Best Affiliated Web Site

  • Finalist: The Observer – Central Washington University

 

2018 

2018 ACP Midwinter Convention Best of Show in Long Beach, CA.
Society of Professional Journalist Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

General News Reporting (large) 10,000+ Students

In-Depth Reporting (large) 10,000+ Students

General Column Writing (large) 10,000+ Students

Feature Photography (large) 10,000+ Students

2018 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards – Finalist, Feature Photography (10,000+ Students): Keeping the peace by Xander Fu

Photo Illustration (large) 10,000+ Students

2018 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards – National Winner, Photo Illustration: A mass shooting generation by Jack Lambert

Sports Column Writing (large) 10,000+ Students

National Society of Professional Journalist Mark of Excellence Awards

National Winner / Photo Illustration Category

  • Winner: A mass shooting generation by Jack Lambert, Central Washington University
Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Convention Best of Show Awards

Best Four-year Weekly Newspaper

  • 6th place: The Observer, Central Washington University

Best Four-year Website

  • 7th place: The Observer, Central Washington University

2017

2017 ACP Spring Convention Best of Show in San Francisco, CA. The Observer took home Best of Show in the nation and placed in Top Ten.
Society of Professional Journalist Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper

  • Finalist: The Observer, Central Washington University

General News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students

  • Finalist: Student immigrants skeptical of Trump’s promises – by Daisy Perez, Central Washington University
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