Society of Professional Journalists

In 2020, Chey’s piece on the historical legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists’ for its annual Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards, taking second place in the “Health and Science Reporting” category for small newsrooms.

Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards

The AAN Awards recognize the best in alternative journalism and are a unique chance for alt-weeklies to compete directly against the work of their peers in cities across the continent.”

In 2018, Chey received third place awards in two writing categories, competing with writers at papers such as the L.A. Weekly, Willamette Week and Las Vegas Weekly:

Arts Feature, circulation 40,000 and over:  Arachi-Dermic Arts

Food Writing, circulation 40,000 and over: At Phonthip’s Thai Table; Better With Bitters; Beers of Yesteryear