2022 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

2021 Premier Awards - Best Local Civic Journalism ( Circulation 10000 to 12499,Circulation 12500 to 17499,Circulation 17500 and over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Surrey NOW-Leader (Surrey/North Delta, BC)
    Entry Title: McCallum charged
    Entry Credit: Tom Zytaruk, Aaron Hinks
    Judge Comment: This was an important civic issue for the community and the paper rose to the challenge! Well presented and balanced it covered the issue from all the angles. Great presentation with the use of citizen views.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Victoria News (Victoria, BC)
    Entry Title: Residents perceive increase in crime
    Entry Credit: Jane Skrypnek
    Judge Comment: This was a thoughtful and important issue and it was very well researched and documented. An important civic issue for the community and kudos to the paper for talking about the media's role.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: St. Albert Gazette (St. Albert, AB)
    Entry Title: Will the city's solar farm make money? Have a look at the numbers
    Entry Credit: Kevin Ma
    Judge Comment: A well researched piece of civic journalism. Newspapers are at their best when they call into question authority, and this does it very well.
  • Competition Comment: This was a wonderful and interesting category to judge. It was community newspapers doing what they do best; highlighting to citizens the important civic issues in their communities. All of the entries were a treat to read and all deserve recognition. The quality of the writing and the effort that went into the background research was impressive. Also impressive was the commitment of all the writers to telling the full story in a balanced way.