2022 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

2021 Premier Awards - Best Feature Story ( Circulation up to 1499,Circulation 1500 to 3999) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal (Ashcroft, BC)
    Entry Title: Amid the devastation in Lytton, some glimmers of hope remain
    Entry Credit: Barbara Roden
    Judge Comment: Barbara Roden’s piece on the aftermath of the Lytton Fire was incredibly well-written and vivid. Through her evocative words I could picture the town – the buildings that had been destroyed, the ones that were still standing and the ones that were miraculously saved. Even the story’s long anecdotal lede, which in the hands of a lesser writer would have bogged the piece down, added another layer of great local insight that marked this an excellent piece of writing. Fantastic job.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Respect (Cold Lake, AB)
    Entry Title: Metis Crossing, a gathering place
    Entry Credit: Jeff Gaye
    Judge Comment: Jeff Gaye’s interesting and informative feature on Métis Crossing was brought to life by strong layout and photos that made this story an eye-catching read. It went beyond a more traditional article on a local attraction, giving readers an insight into Métis history and culture as well as generating interest in the facility itself.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Haldimand Press (Haldimand County, ON)
    Entry Title: Geronimo’s Dream: Mohawk Institute Residential School survivor shares his story, building memorial
    Entry Credit: Mike Renzella
    Judge Comment: Mike Renzella’s interview with residential school survivor Geronimo Henry shares both the trauma he suffered and what he’s done to cope and help others like him cope. It strikes a good balance between the past and the future while never losing sight of the people who were harmed.
  • Competition Comment: None