Newspapers Canada is pleased to recognize the editorial achievements of our community newspaper members as well as Campus newspapers at the annual Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.
This national awards program celebrates the very best in community publishing from across the country. Newspapers compete against each other in similar circulation classes and are judged by a panel of industry experts. With a diverse range of awards categories—covering writing, photography and multimedia—the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards offer learning opportunities for publications of all shapes and sizes.
Announcement of Winners
Newspapers Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. The 2013 competition saw over 250 publications from coast to coast submit 2,222 entries representing their best work from 2012. This year’s new category for News Feature Photography received 110 entries.
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- The Yukon News in Whitehorse, YT received seven first place awards within its circulation class at this year’s competition: Best Multimedia Feature, Best News Feature Photo, Outstanding Reporter Initiative, Best Photo Essay, Best News Story, Best Business Writing and columnist Al Pope was awarded the George Cadogan Memorial Outstanding Columnist Award.
- The Chief in Squamish, B.C. received a total of seven first place awards: Best All-Around Newspaper, Best Front Page, Best Editorial Page, Best Feature Writing for Rebecca Aldous, Best Sports Photo for Ben Lypka and Best Website.
- Huntsville Forester in Ontario received four first place accolades for Best All-Round Newspaper, Best Editorial Page, Best Front Page and Best Feature Story.
- Best All-Round Newspaper, Best Front Page and Best Environmental Writing went to Gulf Islands Driftwood in Salt Spring Island, BC.
- The Herald in Whitewood Saskatchewan took home top prizes for Best Front Page and Best All-Round Newspaper.
- Aylmer Express and The Vancouver Courier took home first place prizes for Outstanding Community Service. Writers from The Courier also received top awards for Best Agricultural Story and Best Feature Series.
- Ubyssey from the University of British Columbia swept the Campus Newspaper division taking home first place awards in all four categories.
- Journal Adsum, at CFB Valcartier in Quebec was named this year’s Best Canadian Forces Base Newspaper.
Newspaper representatives from across the country celebrated the first-place winners of the 2013 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards and danced the night away at a special industry event on May 2. The social evening, which was sponsored by Virtual Paper, was held during the INK+BEYOND newspaper conference in Ottawa. Throughout the evening, attendees mingled with peers and colleagues while enjoying decadent food stations, drinks and entertainment from a live band.
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Newspapers Canada would like to thank all of the newspapers, judges and sponsors who participated in the 2013 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. We are honoured to continue this annual recognition of the outstanding achievements of the community newspaper industry.
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