Post-Record wins top honor

Newspaper earns ‘General Excellence,’ editor named ‘News Writer of the Year,’ reporters take home 12 awards

The Camas-Washougal Post-Record recently won a first-place General Excellence award for newspapers its size in Washington state and Managing Editor Kelly Moyer took home the first-place “News Writer of the Year” award in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA)’s 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.

Winners were announced at the WNPA’s 131st annual meeting, held Oct. 11-13 in Yakima, Washington.

Post-Record reporters also took home six first-place awards, four second-place awards and two third-place awards for news, feature and editorial writing.

Following is a list of the 2018 BNC winners at The Post-Record:


Business News Story: “Camas Mill Eliminating Jobs” by Kelly Moyer

Social Issues Story: “Homelessness on the Rise” by Kelly Moyer

Election Story: “Who’s Funding Whom?” by Kelly Moyer

Comprehensive Coverage, Single Writer: “Washougal mayor scandal and investigation” by Kelly Moyer

General Feature Story, Short: “Summer Aviation Camp” by Dawn Feldhaus

Editorial: “Big Oil and Local Voices” by Kelly Moyer


Business Feature Story: “A Bittersweet Goodbye” by Dawn Feldhaus

Education Story: “Parkland Stirs Safety Fears” by Tori Benavente

General Feature Story, Long: “Second Chance at Life” by Tori Benavente

Lifestyle Feature Story: “Buzzing About Bees” by Tori Benavente


Personality Profile, Long: “Benevolent Queen Nan” by Kelly Moyer

Breaking News Story: “Wildfire Leaps Columbia River” by Kelly Moyer