The Columbian has brought home many awards for journalism and photography throughout the years. Here in a non-comprehensive list of our more recent accolades.

C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards

September 2019
First place, Enterprise Reporting
First place, Distinguished Coverage of Diversity
First place, Features Writing
Second place, Deadline Reporting
Third place, Enterprise Reporting
Third place, Debby Lowman Award for Distinguished Reporting of Consumer Affairs
Third place, Distinguished Coverage of Diversity
December 2018
First place, Features Writing
Second place, Distinguished Coverage of Diversity
September 2017
First place, Feature Writing
Second place, Enterprise Reporting
Second place, Debby Lowman Award for Distinguished Reporting of Consumer Affairs
Third place, Debby Lowman Award for Distinguished Reporting of Consumer Affairs
September 2016
First place, Investigative Reporting
Second place, Deadline Reporting
Third place, Distinguished Coverage of Diversity
Third place, Debby Lowman Award for Distinguished Reporting of Consumer Affairs
Third place, Feature Writing
September 2015
First place, Investigative Reporting
First place, Distinguished Coverage of Diversity
First place, Debby Lowman Award for Distinguished Reporting of Consumer Affairs
September 2014
First place, Distinguished Coverage of Diversity
First place, Debby Lowman Award for Distinguished Reporting of Consumer Affairs
Second place, Deadline Reporting
Second place, Features Writing
September 2013
First place, Deadline Reporting
First place, Enterprise Reporting
First place, Debby Lowman Award for Distinguished Reporting of Consumer Affairs
September 2012
First place, Enterprise Reporting
Second place, Enterprise Reporting

Associated Press Photo Awards

2020
First place, Non-metro Photo Story
2019 and 2020 Cowles Cup

NPPA Best of Photojournalism

2020
Sony Best in Show award

Society of Professional Journalists

Award for General Excellence

2019 Runner up
2018 Runner up
2015 Third place
2013 Second place
2012 Second place
2006
First place (first year for the general excellence category)

Best of the West

Prestigious competition among journalists in 14 states

2020
Second place