The Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest awards banquet was held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. This year had 2,500 entries from Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
Winners from Northwest Asian Weekly:
— First place, Editorial and Commentary, Stacy Nguyen
— Second place, Editorial and Commentary, Stacy Nguyen
— Third place, Best New Site, Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen, www.nwasianweekly.com
— Third place, Lifestyles Reporting, Assunta Ng, “Dim sum made easy”
— Third place, Editorial and Commentary, Mark Lee
— Third place, Graphics and Illustrations, Stacy Nguyen ♦