In 2007, Howell placed first in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national “Altweekly Awards” for Food Writing/Criticism (circ. 60,000 or less) for his wine column in the North Bay Bohemian.
The California Tourism Industry Association (CalTIA) awarded Howell first place for his Inside Sonoma series in October, 2008.
In 2012, Howell and collaborator Raymond Scott Daigle won a Gold Adrian Award from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for achievements in marketing and public relations on behalf of their client the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau.
Best Local Radio Show
Host Daedalus Howell and producer Takeshi Lewis' The Morning Show (KSVY 91.3 FM), was voted "Best Local Radio Show" in the Sonoma Valley Sun 2017 Readers Poll.