The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awarded this publication ‘Best section cover’ as part of the 2010 Best Ad Ideas Contest.
The April 9, 2009 Moving Ahead cover depicts the economic effects of highway construction in Oregon. Competing in the Group A category for publications with a circulation of 20,001 and above, the Mail Tribune edged out the Portland Tribune for the first-place award. Judging was based on tie-in with the section, effective communication of idea, and impact on readers.
The Mail Tribune’s advertising department previously won a first-place ‘Best series’ award in the 2009 contest for the Interstate 5 Rebuild project series.