Awards


International Awards:

  • 1992 International Women’s ForumWomen Making a Difference in Corporate World award

National Awards:

  • 2008 Wells Fargo Women Small Business Trailblazer Award
  • 2006 Publisher’s story selected for Chicken Soup for Entrepreneurial Soul
  • 2001 Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute’s National Summit Heroine Award
  • 1991 Women of Enterprise Awards sponsored by Avon & SBA
  • 1984 Esquire Magazine’s The Best of Men and Women under 40 (the only Asian woman in the US and the only woman from Washington state receiving the award).

Regional Awards:

  • 2011 (Jason Cruz, 2nd place in the Best Sports Feature category for his “Island ball” story, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2011 (Jason Cruz, 3rd place in the Best News Story — Long category for, “ID going to new heights,” Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2011 (Tiffany Ran, 2nd place awards in the Best General Feature Story — Long and Best Environmental Story categories for “In pursuit of the American Dream,” and “Man eats shark,” respectively, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2011 (Nina Huang, 3rd place in Best Lifestyle Feature Story for “Tattooed APIs,” Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2011 (Han Bui, 2nd place in the Best Feature Page Design category for “23 reasons why the ID rocks,” Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2011 (Han Bui, 3rd place in the Best Front Page Design for the June 12, 2010 issue, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2010 (Amy Phan, 1st place in the Best Comprehensive Coverage of a Single Issue, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2010 (Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen, 1st place in the Best Newspaper Website, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2010 (Stacy Nguyen, 1st place in the Best Front Page Design, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2010 (Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen, 2nd place in the Best Front Page Design, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2010 (Assunta Ng, 3rd place in the Best Blog, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest)
  • 2009 (Stacy Nguyen, 1st place in Editorial and Commentary, Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest)
  • 2009 (Stacy Nguyen, 2nd place in Editorial and Commentary, Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest)
  • 2009 (Han Bui and Stacy Nguyen, 3rd place in Best New Site, Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest)
  • 2009 (Assunta Ng, 3rd place in Lifestyles Reporting, “Dim sum made easy,” Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest)
  • 2009 (Mark Lee, 3rd place in Editorial and Commentary, Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest)
  • 2009 (Stacy Nguyen, 3rd place in Graphics and Illustrations, Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest)
  • 2009 (Eleanor Lee, 3rd place in Opinion category, Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue)
  • 2009 (Nina Huang, 3rd place in Best Story in the Arts category, WNPA in Olympia)
  • 2009 (Han Bui, 3rd place in Advertisement, WNPA in Olympia)
  • 2009 (Han Bui, 1st place in Web Design WNPA in Olympia)
  • 2008 Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s Best Business Practice Award
  • 2008 Staff received 2nd place from Society of Professional Journalists writing award in news story.)
  • 2008 (Staff received Washington Newspapers Publisher Association’s 3rd place feature writing)
  • 2008 (Staff received Washington Newspapers Publisher Association’s 1st place in arts column)
  • 2007 Society of Professional Journalists writing award (staff received 4 other awards.)
  • 2006 US Sen. Hillary Clinton & Maria Cantwell’s Women of Valor award
  • 2006 (Staff, 1st place, feature photo in Northwest Asian Weekly, Society of Professional Journalists)
  • 2006 (Staff received Washington Newspapers Publisher Association’s feature writing)
  • 2005 (Staff received Washington State Publishers Association writing award)
  • 2005 Washington State Publishers Association business writing award
  • 2005 Puget Sound Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award
  • 2005 Spirit of Liberty Award from Ethnic Heritage Council
  • 2005 Distinguished Alumni of the Year from UW Communication Dept
  • 2004 (Staff received 2nd place award, news photo from Washington State Publishers Association)
  • 2004 University of Washington Communication Dept. Hall of Fame
  • 2002, Legacy of Courage Award. Astro Society in Oregon
  • 2000 Distinguished Service to Journalism Award from Society of Professional Journalists
  • 1999 Health coverage award from Region X Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • 1995 Seattle Times 100 most influential people in Washington State
  • 1993 SBA Region Xís Woman Business Advocate of the Year (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska)
  • 1992 SBA Western Washington Woman Business Advocate of the Year
  • 1992 SBA Western Washington Minority Business Advocate of the Year
  • 1991 Nordstrom’s Cultural Diversity Award
  • 1986 Pacific Northwest Magazine’s The Brightest under 40 (the only Asian woman)

Local Awards:

  • 2011 (Assunta Ng) University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award
  • 2007 Community Service award from India Association of Washington
  • 2007 Mentoring award from Women of Color Empowered Committee
  • 2006 Seattle University’s Law School Women of the Year award
  • 2005 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute’s community service award
  • 2005 Women’s University Club Brava Award
  • 2004 Washington State Multicultural Education Community Service Award
  • 2004 Diversity Employment Award
  • 2003 Korean Community Service Award
  • 2001 Citizen of the Year Award. Municipal League of King County
  • 1998 University of Washington Alumni Association’s Multi-culturalism award
  • 1998 Asian Management Business Association’s Cohabitation Award
  • 1997 Big Sisters Mentor Award
  • 1996 Community Service Award from the Asian community
  • 1991 Japanese American Citizens League—Community Service Award
  • 1991 Eastside Weekly’s influential people under 40
  • 1990 Matrix Table, Women of Achievement Award—Women in Communications
  • 1989 Network for Managerial and Professional Women Metor Award
  • 1989 Seattle Weekly’s influential people under 40
  • 1984 Mayor Charles Royer Small Business Award (the only minority woman receiving the award)

Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest

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