Glacier publications recognized at community newspaper awards
Vancouver, B.C., May 5, 2011 – Glacier Media Inc. extends its congratulations to the 14 publications that won awards at both the B.C. and Yukon Newspaper Awards (BCYCNA) and the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNA) on April 29 and 30 at the River Rock Casino and Resort.
The Coast Reporter took home six awards at the BCYNA’s winning gold in the environmental initiative category; silver in newspaper excellence and special publications; and bronze in ad design, classifieds, and the feature photo category. At the CCNA’s The Coast Reporter paper was recognized with third place in best all-round newspaper, best editorial page and best front-page categories.
The Fast Forward Weekly won first place at the CCNA’s for best multimedia feature.
The Humboldt Journal was recognized with three awards at the CCNA’s winning second place in the best agricultural story and best holiday edition category and third place in the best business-writing category.
The Kamloops Daily News was awarded an astounding eight awards at the BCYCNA’s garnering gold in the newspaper promotion, special section and outdoor recreation writing categories; silver in the editorial and website and innovation categories; and bronze in the ad design, investigative journalism and sports photo categories. The Daily News won second place for best multimedia feature at the CCNA’s.
The Okotoks Western Wheel received a first place award at the CCNA’s in the best all-round newspaper category.
The Powell River Peak received gold in the cartoonist category; silver in the ad design and feature photo (colour) categories; and bronze in the feature photo (black & white) category at the BCYCNA’s. The Peak won four awards at the CCNA’s placing first in the best holiday edition and best website category and third in the best photo essay category.
The Prairie Post won first place for best coverage of the arts and a third place designation for best national editorial at the CCNA awards.
The Prince George Citizen won a gold editorial award at the BCYCNA’s and first place at the CCNA’s for best spot news coverage.
The Rocky Mountain Outlook was recognized six times at the CCNA’s, winning second place in best all-round newspaper, best editorial page, best front page and best sports coverage; and third place in the best local editorial category.
The St. Albert Gazette received three honours at the CCNA’s, taking first place in the best sports coverage category and third in the best business writing and best all-round newspaper categories.
The St. Paul Journal won a second place CCNA distinction for best photo essay.
The Squamish Chief won silver at the BCYCNA’s for newspaper excellence and earned three additional accolades at the CCNA’s. The Chief placed first in the newspaper excellence category, second in the best national editorial category and third in the best website category.
The Taber Times was twice honoured at the CCNA’s with a first place finish in the best front page category and a second place distinction in the best all-round newspaper category.
The Whistler Question won three awards at the BCYCNA’s, being honoured with a gold distinction in the newspaper excellence category, silver for ad design and bronze in the cartoonist category. At the CCNA’s The Question was recognized with first place in the best all-round newspaper, best editorial page, best front page and best sports coverage categories and took second place in the best local cartoon category.
The B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association Awards are dedicated to celebrating excellence amongst member newspapers. The accolades recognize all aspects of the newspaper industry, including production, publishing, reporting, editing, advertising, photography, website design and community contribution.
The Canadian Community Newspapers Association encourages excellence by sponsoring the annual national competition to celebrate the achievements of its member newspapers. Newspapers compete against other newspapers of similar circulation for awards in such categories as editorial, photography, advertising and special promotion and general excellence.
Glacier Media Inc. applauds the achievements of the seven award-winning newspapers, including the publishers, editors, writers and staff.
About the Company: Glacier Media Inc. is an information-communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media. Glacier is pursuing this strategy through its core businesses: the local newspaper, trade information and business and professional information markets.