2022 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

2020 Premier Awards - Best Feature Story ( Circulation up to 1499,Circulation 1500 to 3999) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Independent of Petrolia and Central Lambton,ON
    Entry Title: What would they do without us - PC08 Petrolia Independent
    Entry Credit: Heather Wright
    Judge Comment: First Place: Heather Wright, The Independent of Petrolia and Central Lambton “What would they do without us:” a PSW perspective: Heather Wright really gets to the heart of the COVID-related health care crisis by informing readers of the thankless plight of a personal support worker in a local long term care home. She highlights he dichotomy between how health care workers were being hailed as heroes by the public, but poorly treated at work. Wright deftly weaves in a broader look at elder care during the pandemic which seems neither forced nor out of place, before expertly bringing it to an emotional and heart-rending conclusion. Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News (Tofino/Ucluelet, BC
    Entry Title: Artist finds ‘wonderful moments’ in isolation
    Entry Credit: Andrew Bailey
    Judge Comment: Second Place: Andrew Bailey, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News “Artist finds ‘wonderful moments’ in isolation: Andrew Bailey’s portrait of and Indigenous carver rediscovering both his family and his craft thanks to the pandemic is a joyous read. Anchored by a large and engaging photo, the story reminds readers that while COVID caused hardship for many that it doesn’t mean that those same people can’t make the most of their enforced isolation to be creative and make positive family memories.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal (Ashcroft, BC)
    Entry Title: Small communities can be a big help on Alzheimer’s journey
    Entry Credit: Barbara Roden
    Judge Comment: Third Place: Barbara Roden, The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal “Small communities can be a big help on Alzheimer’s journey: A lot of stories about dealing with Alzheimer’s focuses on the medical or other care needs of the patient. However, Barbara Roden’s story focuses on the social needs of those with dementia. It was quite heartening to read how Ashcroft embraced its new resident and how she’s able to live a fuller life because she has an entire community who know her and look out for her. It helps remind readers that while living with Alzheimer’s isn’t easy, that it doesn’t have to be grim and depressing either.
  • Competition Comment: None