2022 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

2020 Premier Awards - Best National Editorial ( Circulation up to 1499,Circulation 1500 to 3999,Circulation 4000 to 6499,Circulation 6500 to 9999) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Carillon (Steinbach, MB)
    Entry Title: Wearing a face mask really can save lives
    Entry Credit: Greg Vandermeulen
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Haldimand Press (Haldimand County, ON)
    Entry Title: Black Lives Matter
    Entry Credit: Kaitlyn Clark
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Respect (Cold Lake, AB)
    Entry Title: Women of Influence
    Entry Credit: Jeff Gaye
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: The Carillon makes a well researched argument in favour of mask-wearing. This would have been an important position for the paper to take in August 2020, when the issue of masks was becoming a prominent part of the COVID-19 discussion. The editorial acknowledges the argumetns against masks (they're uncomfortable), but builds a convincing argument - citing California and other studies. The argument laid out clearly and simply.