2018 Associate Division II Winners

ASSOCIATE DIVISION I & II
Associate Divisions I & II Combined Categories – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Sports Photo
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Peasley Rodeo

Second Place
Valerie Niehaus
Potawatomi Traveling Times
Driving in the Layup

Third Place
Kevin Johnson
Seminole Tribune
John Carroll High School Softball Team Celebrates

Print / Online – Best Sports Story
First Place
Justus Caudell
Tribal Tribune
Dick Aubertin: Colville tribal member found father’s dream in professional baseball

Second Place
Kevin Johnson
Seminole Tribune
Rodeo returns to Hollywood

Third Place
Valerie Niehaus
Potawatomi Traveling Times
NAIG 2017

Print / Online – Best News Photo
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Swearing in

Second Place
Michelle Alaimo
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Total solar eclipse

Third Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Silence of science

ASSOCIATE DIVISION II
Associate Division II – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Get the lead out

No second or third place awarded.

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Drummers

Second Place
Michelle Alaimo
Smoke Signals
Taking a Spring Break

Third Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Ancient One

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Jessica McBride
Mvskoke News
The Heart of Hope

Second Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Happy Valentines

Third Place
Dean Rhodes
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Book tells story of tribal language’s last speaker

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Natives March to Protect Women’s Rights

Second Place
Dean Rhodes
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Skies clear for total solar eclipse over Grand Ronde

Third Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Tribes play big role in Dillon Dam removal

Print / Online – Best Coverage of Native America
First Place
Danielle Frost
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Still seeking answers

Second Place
Jessica McBride
Mvskoke News
The call of duty: Protecting the water protectors

Third Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Ancient One finally rests