Writing

Second place in 2016 for long features reporting Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA)
Second and third places in 2014 for long features reporting from the WNPA
Second place in 2013 for Last day ditch in long features from the WNPA
Third place in 2013 for Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea in long features from the WNPA
Short list finalist, the Santa Fe Writers Project’s 2011 Literary Awards Program
— Second place in 2011 in the Editorial and Commentary category from Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) (Northwest Chapter: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska)
— Third place (with Jason Cruz, Andrew Hamlin, Nina Huang, Vivian Nguyen, and Han Bui) in 2011 in the Special Content category from Society of Professional Journalists
— First place in 2009 in the Editorial and Commentary category from SPJ
— Second place in 2009 in the Editorial and Commentary category from SPJ

 

Design & Illustration

— Third place for my 2011 body of work in the Graphics and Illustrations category from SPJ
— First place for my 2009 Front Page Design category for my paper’s fashion issue from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA)
— Second place (with Han Bui) in the 2009 Best Front Page Design category from WNPA for the Thanksgiving Issue
— Third place for my 2009 body of work in the Graphics and Illustrations category from SPJ

 

Web

Second place in 2014 for Best Website (with Han Bui) from WNPA
Second place in 2012 for Best Website (with Han Bui) from WNPA
— First place (with Layout Editor and Graphic Designer Han Bui) in the 2009 Best Newspaper Website category from WNPA.
— Third place (with Han Bui) for 2009 Best New Website from SPJ