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Recognitions & Awards

2021 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Finalist
News Writing: "Ask a Journalist”
By Andy Rieger, Cindy Elliott Allen, David Craig, Susan Ellerbach, Rich Lenz, Dick Pryor 

Finalist
Column Writing: "The Editor's Desk”
By Carla Walker

Finalist
Food Feature Writing: "How Food Connects Us to Home”
By Ayelet Tsabari

Finalist
Reader Service Writing: "Popcorn, Politics, and the Press”
By Kimberly Roblin

Finalist
Arts & Culture Writing: "Hardship, Hope, and Home: Dorothea Lange, Documenting Oklahoma's Dust Bowl Refugees
By Kimberly Roblin

Finalist
Magazine Page Design, Profile: "Hardship, Hope, and Home: Dorothea Lange, Documenting Oklahoma's Dust Bowl Refugees”
Anne Richardson & Carla Walker

Finalist
Magazine Page Design, Proile: "Mapping Woody Guthrie”
Anne Richardson, Sara Bowersock, Carla Walker  

Finalist
Magazine Page Design, Reader Service: "Popcorn, Politics, and the Press”
Anne Richardson & Carla Walker

Finalist
Magazine Design Portfolio
Anne Richardson

2021 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
General Writing: “Hardship, Hope, and Home: Dorothea Lange, Documenting Oklahoma's Dust Bowl Refugees”
By Kimberly Roblin

Third Place
General Writing: "Learning from the Past, Acting for the Future”
By Ben Alpers

First Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Spring/Summer "Home"

Second Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Fall/Winter "Citizen 2020" 

First Place
Best PR Publication: Spring/Summer "Home”

Second Place
Best PR Publication: Fall/Winter "Citizen 2020”

2020 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Finalist
Magazine Page Design 

2020 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
General Writing: “Losing Time—And Finding It”
By Kimberly Roblin

Third Place
General Writing: “Poetic Justice”
By Julie Ann Ward

Second Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Spring/Summer “Justice”

Third Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Fall/Winter “Time”

Second Place
Best PR Publication: Fall/Winter “Time”

Third Place
Best PR Publication: Spring/Summer “Justice”

2019 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

 

First Place
General Writing: “Democracy and the Informed Citizen”
Interview with Carl Bernstein by Dick Pryor

Second Place
General Writing: “Fake News: How Did We Get Here?”
By Shad Satterthwaite

Third Place
General Writing: “Tasting the World: In Praise of Culinary Curiosity”
By Pamela Chew

First Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Fall/Winter 2018 “Curiosity”

Third Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Spring/Summer 2018 “Truth”

Second Place
Best PR Publication: Spring/Summer 2018 “Truth”

Third Place
Best PR Publication: Fall/Winter 2018 “Curiosity”

2018 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Fall/Winter 2017 “Vietnam”

Third Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Spring/Summer 2017 “Poetry”

Second Place
General Writing: “On True War Stories” 
By Viet Thanh Nguyen

Third Place
General Writing: “Documenting the Vietnam War” 
Interview with filmmaker Lynn Novick by Carla Walker

Third Place
Best PR Publication

2018 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Finalist
Magazine Feature Writing: “On True War Stories” 
By Viet Thanh Nguyen

Finalist
Column Writing: The Editor’s Desk
By Carla Walker

2017 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
Best PR Publication

First Place
General Writing: “Democracy, the Free Press, and the Meaning of TRIBE”
Interview with author Sebastian Junger by Carla Walker

Second Place
General Writing: “The News Today: Seven Trends in Old and New Media"
By Elaine Kamarck and Ashley Gabriele

First Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Fall/Winter 2016 “Democracy” 

Second Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Winter 2016 “It’s a Mystery” 

2017 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Finalist
Great Plains Magazine of the Year

2016 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
General Writing: "The Stranger: Assembling American Identity from Afar"
By James McGirk

Second Place
General Writing: "Being ME (Middle Eastern)"
By Ibtisam Barakat

Third Place
General Writing: "Of the Skin of the Earth"
By Brian Doyle

First Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Summer 2015 "Planet Earth" 

Second Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Fall 2015 "Internationalism: Aid, Alliance, and Going It Alone"
Art by Mark Bettis

Third Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Winter 2015 "Once Upon a Romance"
Art by Lourdes Blazek

Second Place
Best PR Publication: Fall 2015 "Internationalism: Aid, Alliance, and Going It Alone"

2015 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
Best PR Publication: Fall 2014 "The First World War" 

First Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Winter 2014 "American Humor" 

Second Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Fall 2014 "The First World War" 

Second Place
General Writing: "Finding the Forgotten Generation"
Interview with author Richard Rubin by Carla Walker

Third Place
General Writing: "The American Sense of Humor"
By M. Thomas Inge

2015 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Winner
Magazine Feature Writing: "The Color of Blood"
By Joe Starita

2014 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
General Writing: "One's Self I Sing: Writing the American Experience"
By Lori Lindsey

Second Place
Best PR Publication: Winter 2013 "Popular Culture" 

Third Place
Best PR Publication Cover: Winter 2013 "Popular Culture" 
Art by Jerry Bennett

Third Place
Best PR Promotional Material: Oklahoma Roots Music Concert
Art by Ben McNett

2014 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Winner
Magazine Feature Writing: "Rabbit Punched: An Atheist's Guide to Living with Cancer"
By Howard Faulkner, Introduction by Carla Walker

2013 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
General Writing: “Lottery Night”
By Kim Stafford

First Place
PR Publication Cover: Fall 2012 “Ethics” 
Art by Corazon Watkins, Layout by Paul Hail

Second Place
Best PR Publication: Summer 2012 “Reconciliation” 

2012 STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER'S CITATION OF MERIT

Honored for Contributions to Oklahoma’s Statewide Preservation Movement
Presented by Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office

2012 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

Third Place
General Writing: “Unforeseen Beauty and Possibility: A Decade of Discovering Islam”
By Krista Tippett

2012 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Finalist
Feature Writing: “Last Suppers: Meditations on Family Foods”
By Tom Averill

2011 GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Winner
Magazine Page Design: “To India and Beyond”

Finalist
Magazine Cover: May 2010 Issue
Photo by Randy Alvarado

2011 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS, OKLAHOMA PRO CHAPTER

First Place
 Best PR Publication: November 2009 Issue

2011 OKLAHOMA HERITAGE DISTINGUISHED EDITORIAL AWARD

Honored for Preservation of State and Local History
 Presented by Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museums
“The magazine is making its mark by preserving the history of our state through masterful storytelling while exploring human experiences and dialogue.”

2009 BRONZE QUILL AWARDS, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATORS, CENTRAL OK CHAPTER

Award of Merit: Print Design
Award of Merit: Print Communications/Magazine
Honorable Mention Award: Writing Portfolio
By Carla Walker, Editor

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