Smoke Signals receives three ONPA awards

Smoke Signals, the Tribal newspaper of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, received three awards in the Associate Member contest put on by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association for editions published in 2016.

Smoke Signals received first place in the Target Audience category that was judged based on level of interest, relevance, creativity and commitment to the target audience.

Tribal Graphics Designer George Valdez received a second place award in the Graphics category and Tribal Page Designer Justin Phillips received a third place award in the Design category.

Smoke Signals remained the only Tribal newspaper in Oregon to receive awards in the ONPA contest and was one of only four newspapers to win the 11 awards handed out in the Associate Member category.

Entries were judged by members of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and awards were announced Thursday, July 13, during the annual ONPA convention held in Bend.