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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Publishers give 16 awards to Advertiser

Advertiser Staff

The Honolulu Advertiser won 16 awards yesterday in the Hawai'i Publishers Association's annual Pa'i Awards contest, including five first-place awards.

The Advertiser news staff took first place in spot news reporting for its coverage of the collision of a Navy submarine and the Ehime Maru in February 2001. The newspaper's business staff placed third in spot news for its coverage of the announcement of the merger of Hawaiian and Aloha airlines.

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin received 16 awards. Honolulu Magazine received seven awards, Hana Hou and Network Media received five awards each and The Maui News received four. Honolulu Weekly and Maui No Ka Oi magazine received three awards each.

Receiving two awards were West Hawaii Today, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Spirit of Aloha, North Hawaii News, Island Scene and Wailea magazine. Hawaii Hospitality, Agriculture, Hawaii Business, Ohana, Trade Publishing, Architecture, Pleasant Hawaii, Taste of Lahaina, Obun, Maui Time and Building Industry each received one award.

Other awards won by The Advertiser were:

  • Tanya Bricking and Dan Nakaso won first place for editorial features for their reconstruction of events leading to the Ehime Maru disaster.
  • Gregory Yamamoto won first place in sports photography.
  • Jeff Widener placed first and second in feature photography.
  • Stephen Downes, Greg Taylor and Scott Ishikawa won first place for informational graphics. Martha Hernandez placed second.
  • Dick Adair won second place for editorial cartoons.
  • Lee Cataluna placed second for editorial columns.
  • Second-place honors went to The Advertiser staff in the excellence in newsprint design category; Ken Rickard placed third.
  • Hernandez and Jon Orque placed second and third in the excellence in newsprint illustration category.
  • Ferd Lewis and Stephen Tsai placed third in sports reporting.
  • The Advertiser photo staff took third in essay photography.

Correction: A previous version of this story omitted several awards.