Awards

CNPA Better Newspaper Contest Awards

Palo Alto Online

Best Website (8 awards)

2012 First Place
2011 First Place
2010 First Place
2009 First Place
2006 First Place
2005 Second Place
2004 First Place
2002 Second Place

   

Palo Alto Weekly (1982-2013)

Weekly, Palo Alto Online named 'best in state' (Saturday, April 27, 2013)
Palo Alto Online wins best website in state (Saturday, May 5, 2012)
Weekly, Palo Alto Online win top state honors (Saturday, April 16, 2011)
Weekly, Palo Alto Online win top awards (Saturday, April 17, 2010)
Weekly wins nine statewide newspaper awards (Thursday, October 30, 2008)
Weekly wins seven statewide newspaper awards (Saturday, July 14, 2007)
Weekly wins for 'general excellence' statewide, plus other awards; Voice, Almanac also win (Saturday, July 15, 2006)
Weekly wins four firsts in CNPA contest (Saturday, July 9, 2005)
Eight major awards for Weekly (Saturday, July 17, 2004)
Weekly three-peats at CNPA awards (Wednesday, July 2, 2003)

Arts/ Entertainment Coverage
(4 awards)

2012 Second Place
1998 Second Place
1996 Second Place
1984 First Place

Business/Financial Story
(4 awards)

2012 Second Place
2010 First Place
2001 Second Place
1996 First Place

 

Columns/Comment/Criticism
(1 award)

1993 First Place

 

 

Editorial Comment (7 awards)

2010 Second Place
2009 First Place
1998 First Place
1997 Second Place
1991 Second Place
1989 Second Place
1985 Second Place

 

 

Editorial Pages (8 awards)

2003 First Place
2002 First Place
2001 First Place
2000 First Place
1993 Second Place
1992 Second Place
1986 First Place
1984 Second Place

 

 

Education Coverage
(2 awards)

2012 First Place
2012 Second Place

 

 

Environmental/Ag Story
(4 awards)

2007-08 Second Place
2006 First Place
2005 First Place
1993 Second Place

 

 

Feature Photo (7 awards)

2012 First Place
2009 First Place
2005 Second Place
2004 First Place
2001 Second Place
1995 First Place
1984 First Place

 

Feature Story (7 awards)

2007-08 First & Second Place
2000 Second Place
1992 First Place
1989 Second Place
1984 Second Place
1983 Second Place

 

Freedom of Information
(4 awards)

2007-08 Second Place
2006 First Place
2003 First Place
2002 First Place

Front Page (1 award)

2000 Second Place

General Excellence (13 awards)

2012 First Place
2010 Second Place
2009 First Place
2005 First Place
2003 Second Place
2002 First Place
2001 First Place
2000 First Place
1999 Second Place
1996 First Place
1993 Second Place
1988 First Place
1982 First Place

 


General News Photo (2 award)

2012 First Place
2010 Second Place

Investigative/Enterprise
Reporting
(3 awards)

2010 First Place
1994 Second Place
1985 First Place

Local News Coverage (2 awards)

2009 First Place
2007-08 First Place

 

Local Breaking-News Story (3 awards)

2012 Second Place
2011 First Place
2007-08 First Place

 

Local Government Coverage (2 award)

2012 First Place
2011 Second Place

 

Local Spot News (9 awards)

2005 First Place -- "The End"
2004 First Place -- "Mountain Lion "
2003 First Place -- "Hit-and-run tragedy"
2002 First Place -- Wertheimer Suicide
2001 First Place -- 9/11 Local
2000 First Place -- Fitzhugh Murder
1999 First Place -- Casper Resignation
1998 First Place -- Floods
1997 First Place -- EPA Fire
1996 First Place -- Serial Rapist

Online Coverage (1 award)

2010 Second Place

Page Layout & Design (5 awards)

2012 Second Place
2009 First Place
2002 Second Place
1999 Second Place
1998 First Place
1982 Second Place

Photo Essay (14 awards)

2010 First Place
2007-08 Second Place
2006 First Place

2005 First Place
2004 Second Place
2003 Second Place
2002 First Place
2000 First Place
1995 Second Place
1994 First Place
1993 First Place
1989 First Place
1987 First Place
1982 Second Place

 

 

Public Service (4 awards)

2010 Second Place
2005 Second Place
1997 First Place -- Homeless
1984 First Place

Special Issue (4 awards)

2006 First Place -- Neighborhoods
2002 Second Place -- Neighborhoods
1995 First Place
1994 First Place

Sports Coverage (11 awards)

2010 Second Place
2009 First Place
2007-08 Second Place
2006 Second Place
2005 Second Place
2004 First Place
2003 Second Place
2001 First Place
2000 First Place
1999 Second Place
1996 First Place
1994 Second Place

 

 

Sports Photo (4 awards)

2012 Second Place
2005 Second Place
2003 First Place
1994 First Place

Sports Story (4 awards)

2006 Second Place
2005 Second Place
1991 Second Place
1990 First Place

 

Spot News Photo (4 awards)

2007-08 Second Place
2003 First Place
2002 Second Place
1998 Second Place

 


Writing (3 awards)

2012 Second Place
1997 Second Place
1993 Second Place

   

The Almanac

Business/Financial (1 award)

2005 Second Place

 

 

Editorial Comment (1 award)

2010 First Place

Editorial Pages (3 awards)

2010 Second Place
2007-08 First Place
2005 Second Place

 

Enterprise & Investigative Reporting (2 award)

2012 Second Place
2003 First Place

Environmental Reporting (5 awards)

2012 Second Place
2010 Second Place
2007-08 First Place
2007-08 Second Place
2002 First Place


Feature Story (2 award)

2012 First Place
2006 First Place

Feature Photo
(2 awards)

2012 Second Place
2009 First Place

 

Freedom of Information
(1 award)

2006 Second Place

 

General Excellence (2 awards)

2009 Second Place
2006 First Place
2002 Second Place


General News Photo (1 award)

2010 First Place
2010 Second Place

Lifestyle Coverage (1 award)

2007-08 First Place


Photo Essay (2 awards)

2012 Second Place
2010 Second Place

Public Service (3 awards)

2010 First Place
2006 First Place
2005 First Place

   

Mountain View Voice

Columns (1 award)

2006 First Place

Editorial Comment (1 award)

2007-08 Second Place

Environmental (2 awards)

2012 First Place
2005 Second Place

Environmental Reporting (1 award)

2003 Second Place

Featured Photo (1 award)

2005 Second Place

Freedom of Information
(2 awards)

2005 First Place
2002 Second Place

Front-Page Design
(1 award)

2007-08 Second Place

General Excellence (1 award)

2007-08 Second Place

Photo Essay (1 award)

2010 First Place

Public Service (2 awards)

2009 Second Place
2003 Second Place
2002 First Place

Sports Photo (1 award)

2003 Second Place

Sports Story (1 award)

2005 Second Place


Pleasanton Weekly

Lifestyle Coverage (1 award)

2002 First Place
Public Service (2 awards)

2010 Second Place
2009 First Place

Website (1 awards)

2009 First Place