The West Orange Times & Observer and Southwest Orange Observer won awards for its journalism, design and advertising at the 2023 Florida Media Conference, held July 20-21 at The Westin Sarasota.
In the FNAME Creative Excellence Contest, the Observer's Graduation 2022 special section won the Silver Award for Niche Publication.
In the Florida Press Association’s 2023 Better Weekly Awards Contest, the Observers won four first-place, four second-place and two third-place awards for journalism and design.
The first-place awards included:
Overall Graphic Design (Jessica Eng);
Community History Reporting (Number, Please by Amy Quesinberry);
Sports News Reporting (Remembering Bart Bryant by Andrea Mujica); and
Faith & Family Reporting (A Miracle for Max by Annabelle Sikes).