The Ma Murray awards honour community newspaper excellence across B.C.

Black Press papers up for Ma Murray awards

The awards honour community newspaper excellence across B.C.

  • Mar. 3, 2017 4:00 p.m.

More than a dozen Black Press newspapers are up for this year’s Ma Murray awards.

Hosted by the BCYCNA, the honours celebrate the work of community journalists across the province for advertising, photography, writing in print and online and overall newspaper excellence.

Winners will be announced on April 29, at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

Black Press paper nominations:

NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARD, CATEGORY A

NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARD, CATEGORY B

NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARD, CATEGORY C

NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARD, CATEGORY D

NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARD, CATEGORY E

NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARD, CATEGORY F

NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARD, CATEGORY G

Photography awards

FEATURE PHOTO AWARD, BLACK & WHITE

FEATURE PHOTO AWARD, COLOUR, OVER 25,000

  • Parksville/Qualicum Beach News, Jeff Westnedge – Canada Day goes out with a bang
  • Victoria News, Arnold Lim – Greetings from China

FEATURE PHOTO AWARD, COLOUR, UNDER 25,000

  • Oak Bay News, Christine van Reeuwyk – Cuts for cancer
  • Salmon Arm Observer, Evan Buhler – Beauty of Light
  • Shuswap Market News, Evan Buhler – Rainbow Heads

PHOTO ESSAY AWARD

  • Oak Bay News, Christine van Reeuwyk, Arnold Lim, Don Descoteau, Carlie Connolly – Royals 2016
  • Salmon Arm Observer, Evan Buhler – Roots and Blues 2016
  • Yukon News, Peter Mather – Salmon run

PORTRAIT/PERSONALITY PHOTO AWARD

  • Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, Phil Melnychuk, Colleen Flanagan – A divide over farmland
  • Yukon News, Joel Krahn – Hunting Dog

SPORTS PHOTO AWARD, OVER 25,000

  • Langley Advance, Troy Landreville – Splash and dash

SPORTS PHOTO AWARD, UNDER 25,000

SPOT NEWS PHOTO AWARD, OVER 25,000

SPOT NEWS PHOTO AWARD, UNDER 25,000

Writing awards

ARTS & CULTURE WRITING AWARD

  • Victoria News, Pamela Roth – UVic cave art expert named 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer

BUSINESS WRITING AWARD

  • Nanaimo News Bulletin, John McKinley – Green economy

COLUMNIST AWARD

  • Abbotsford News, Andrew Holota – Camp full of contradictions / The problem with right vs. rights

EDITORIAL AWARD

  • Comox Valley Record, Terry Farrell – When hospitals interfere with rights
  • Parksville/Qualicum Beach News, John Harding – Unintended victims

ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING AWARD

  • Yukon News, Maura Forrest – The curious case of the vanishing river

FEATURE ARTICLE AWARD, OVER 25,000

  • Surrey Leader, Kevin Diakiw, Evan Seal, Boaz Joseph & Editorial Team – No Fixed Address

FEATURE SERIES AWARD

  • Abbotsford News, Vikki Hopes & Kelvin Gawley – Not wanted: The sex offender next door
  • Surrey Now, Amy Reid – Narcan on Heaven’s Door

JOHN COLLISON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

NEVILLE SHANKS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR HISTORICAL WRITING

  • Comox Valley Echo, Judy Hagen- Hunt for History – The man behind the letter ‘Q’

OUTDOOR RECREATION WRITING AWARD

  • Campbell River Mirror, Mike Davies – Off-roading gets less frustrating thanks to new site
  • Yukon News, Ashley Joannou – Documentary celebrates Carcross’s trailblazing youth

SPORTS WRITING AWARD

  • Surrey Now, Beau Simpson – Surrey sisters in sync

CARTOONIST AWARD

  • Yukon News, Wyatt Tremblay – NWTel Buffering

ERIC DUNNING AWARD FOR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY

  • Maurice Donn, Nanaimo News Bulletin

MA MURRAY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

  • Abbotsford News, Andrew Franklin, Andrew Holota, Cristine MacDonald & Staff of Abbotsford News & Black Press
  • Comox Valley Record, Terry Farrell – Comox Valley Community Clean-Up
  • Williams Lake Tribune, Gaeil Farrar, Angie Mindus, Kathy McLean – Dirty Laundry Campaign

ONLINE INNOVATION AWARD

  • Abbotsford News, Cristine MacDonald & Andrew Franklin – Abbotsford International Airshow
  • Alberni Valley News, Susan Quinn – BCHL: Jamie Amos works 1000th junior hockey game
  • Surrey Now, Amy Reid & Beau Simpson – Being Brent

SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS AWARD, OVER 25,000

SPECIAL SECTION AWARD, OVER 25,000

  • Langley Times, Langley Times Staff – HomeGrown
  • The Chilliwack Progress, Sarah St Pierre & Carly Ferguson – 125 Years – Chilliwack Progress Anniversary Edition

Advertising awards

AD CAMPAIGN AWARD

  • Campbell River Mirror, Tammy Robinson – Club Fitness
  • The Interior News, Nick Briere – West Coast Grill – Win Dinner for Eight

AD CAMPAIGN AWARD, COLLABORATIVE

  • Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, Maryn Goms, Lisa Prophet, Cheryl Ariken – Dinakis Mediterranean Grill

AD DESIGN AWARD, COLLABORATIVE, OVER 25,000

  • The Chilliwack Progress, Lisa Clarke & Maureen Tempel – Lolly’s Fashion Lounge

AD DESIGN AWARD, COLLABORATIVE, UNDER 25,000

AD DESIGN AWARD, OVER 25,000

  • Saanich News, Rod Fraser, Leslie Eaton, Oliver Sommer – Meet the Manager

CLASSIFIEDS AWARD

  • Kelowna Capital News, Michelle Trudeau – Classified Section
  • Hope Standard, Janice McDonald – Hope Classifieds

NEWSPAPER PROMOTION AWARD

  • Mission City Record, Kevin Plastow – Print Is Alive / Results Count

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