The Kaua‘i County Council on Wednesday presented For Kaua‘i Newspaper with a certificate recognizing the publication’s excellence in representing the island of Kaua‘i in the state of Hawai‘i.
This year, For Kaua‘i won six awards — in media and business — from three different state organizations.
Council Chair Mel Rapozo commenced For Kaua‘i Owner and Publisher Barbara Bennett for being the recipient of the 2016 Small Business Advocate in Media and Journalism, presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Hawai‘i District Office.
Rapozo and all other council members also congratulated For Kaua‘i staff for winning awards from the Hawai‘i Publishers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.
In May, For Kaua‘i won three accolades at the 31st HPA Pa‘i Awards, during a ceremony in Honolulu, O‘ahu: First and second place in Editorial Opinion, written by For Kaua‘i Editor in Chief Léo Azambuja; and second place in Enterprise Reporting, with a story about Rapid ‘Ohi‘a Death, written by Ruby Pap, For Kaua‘i’s science writer in partnership with UH/Sea Grant.
In June, SPJ presented For Kaua‘i with two finalists awards during a dinner ceremony in Honolulu, O‘ahu. For Kaua‘i’s editorial opinion column, Editor’s Notes, and Ruby Pap’s story about Rapid ‘Ohi‘a Death took the awards.
Pick up For Kaua‘i free in more than 90 stands islandwide, or sign up for a mailed paid subscription at www.forkauaionline.com. You can also download and read the newspaper online on a PDF format.
Additionally, For Kaua‘i has just release an annual commemorative glossy magazine, available for purchase at Kaua‘i Museum in Līhu‘e.