Southwest Journal’s first-place awards

Premack

1990

NPA, Best Continuing Column
NPA, Best Story Layout
NPA, Best News Photo
NPA, Best Advertisement

1991

NPA, Best Continuing Design
NPA, Best Continuing Editorial Coverage

1992

NPA, Best Continuing Editorial Coverage

1994

NPA, Best Continuing Design

1996

NPA, General Excellence
NPA, Best Special Project

1998

MNA, General Reporting
MNA, Arts/Entertainment Reporting

1999

Premack, Public Affairs Reporting, Weekly
MNA, General Reporting
MNA, Best Social Issues Feature Story
MNA, Best Use of Photography as a Whole

2000

MNA, General Excellence
MNA, Advertising Excellence

2001

Premack, Public Affairs Reporting, Weekly

2002

Premack, Public Affairs Reporting, Weekly

2004

Premack, Public Affairs Reporting, Weekly

2005

MNA, Typography and Design

2006

MNA, Honorable Mention, General Excellence
MNA, Advertising Excellence
MNA, Best Use of Color in Advertising
MNA, Best Local News Story
MNA, Best Multimedia Special Project

2007

MNA, Honorable Mention, General Excellence

2008

MNA, Advertising Excellence
MNA, Typography & Design
MNA, General Reporting

2009

MNA, General Excellence
MNA, Typography and Design
MNA, Advertising Excellence
MNA, Use of Color in Advertising

2010

MNA, General Excellence
SPJ, Layout
SPJ, Best News Portrait

2011

MNA, General Reporting
MNA, Use of Information Graphics & Graphic Illustrations
MNA, Best Use of Social Media
MNA, General Excellence

2012

MNA, Typography & Design
MNA, Local Breaking News Coverage
MNA, Best Use of Social Media
MNA, General Excellence
SPJ, General Column

2013

MNA, Use of Color in Advertising
MNA, Design Portfolio
MNA, Best Use of Multimedia
SPJ, Page Design
SPJ, Arts & Entertainment

2014

MNA, Social Issues Story
MNA, Advertising Excellence
MNA, Government/Public Affairs Reporting
MNA, Website
SPJ, Best Feature
SPJ, Page Design

2015

MNA, Advertising Excellence
MNA, Business Story
SPJ, Arts & Entertainment

2016

MNA, General Excellence
MNA, Human Interest Story
MNA, Business Story
MNA, Social Issues Story
MNA, Typography & Design
SPJ, Best Feature
SPJ, Arts & Entertainment Story

2017

MNA, Typography & Design
MNA, Advertising Excellence
MNA, Best Advertisement
MNA, Business Story
MNA, Arts & Entertainment Story

2018

MNA, Advertising Excellence
MNA, Arts & Entertainment Story
SPJ, Meeting/Planned News Event
SPJ, Arts Criticism/Reviews

2019

SPJ, Best Feature
SPJ, Arts Criticism & Reviews

2020

SPJ, Business News Coverage
SPJ, Arts & Entertainment Coverage

Key

MNA = Minnesota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Award

NPA = Neighborhood Press Association Award

Premack = Minnesota Journalism Center Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award

SPJ = Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award