Post-Record wins top honors in journalism contest

Paper gets first-place ‘General Excellence’ award two years in a row

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The Camas-Washougal Post-Record recently won a first-place General Excellence award for newspapers its size in Washington state at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA)’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest. This was the second year in a row the newspaper has won this first-place honor.

Winners were announced at the WNPA’s 132nd annual meeting, held Oct. 10-12 in Olympia, Washington.

The Post-Record editorial staff also took home 10 awards for reporting and editorial writing.

Following is a list of the 2019 Better Newspaper Contest winners at the Post-Record:


General Excellence: Kelly Moyer, Wayne Havrelly, Dawn Feldhaus and Tori Benavente

News Story, Long: “Far-right groups rally at gun shop” by Kelly Moyer

Breaking News: “Camas in top 10 for web series contest” by Kelly Moyer

Sports News Story: “Camas gymnasts two-time champs” by Wayne Havrelly

Environmental: “Explore the Gorge” by Kelly Moyer


News Story, Long: “Valentine’s Day fire” by Kelly Moyer

Sports Feature: “Fit, Fitter, Fittest” by Wayne Havrelly

Editorial: “Gun violence is a bipartisan issue” by Kelly Moyer

Government Story: “Gun debate comes to Camas” by Kelly Moyer


Crime and Court Story: “Police visits spike” by Kelly Moyer

Sports News Story: “Panthers Prevail” by Wayne Havrelly