Awards

West Hawaii Today is the honored, proud recipient of the following awards:

2012

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

2012 Pa'i Awards - WHT

First Place
Spot News Reporting - The Onishi Curve
Reporter Nancy Cook-Lauer conveys the ramifications of a behind-the-scenes lobbying move that caused a last-minute line shift benefiting a county councliman.

First Place
Excellence in Cover Design (Newsprint)
Judges compliment Randy Wrighthouse on use of grid and visually balancing many elements.

Second Place
Spot News Photography - Tsunami
Reporter Chelsea Jensen captured this image of the ocean draining from the bay surrounding Kailua Pier during the March 11, 2011 tsunami.

Second Place
Excellence in Design (Newsprint)
Judges praise Michael Gifford’s design that utilized the principal to “Keep it Simple”

Second Place
Excellence in Cover Design (Newsprint)
Brenda Jensen’s design work is “a winner for its simplicity and playfulness”

 

2011

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

Second Place
Editorial Column Department

Second Place
Excellence in Design (Newsprint)

 

SPJ Awards

First Place
Excellence in Design

Finalist
General News / Enterprise Reporting

Finalist
Feature Writing / Short Form Category

 

2010

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

First Place
Excellence in Design (Newsprint)

Second Place
Editorial Column Department

Third Place
Spot News Reporting

 

2009

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

First Place
Editorial Column Department

Second Place
Excellence in Design (Newsprint)

 

2008

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

First Place
Editorial Enterprise Reporting

Second Place
Excellence in Design (Newsprint)

Second Place
Essay Photography

 

2006

SPJ Awards

Finalist
Spot News Reporting

 

2005

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

Second Place
Editorial Opinion

Second Place
Editorial Column Department

 

2003

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

First Place
Editorial Opinion

Second Place
Editorial Opinion

 

2002

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

First Place
Editorial Opinion

 

1999

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

Second Place
Editorial Opinion

 

1994

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

Second Place
B&W Photography Feature (Newsprint)

 

1993

Hawaii Publisher's Association Pa'i Awards

Second Place
Sport Reporting