2022 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

2021 Premier Awards - Best National Editorial ( Circulation 10000 to 12499,Circulation 12500 to 17499,Circulation 17500 and over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Cowichan Valley Citizen (Duncan, BC)
    Entry Title: Presumed consent
    Entry Credit: Andrea Rondeau
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: East Central Alberta Review (Coronation/StettlerAB
    Entry Title: Our collective shame
    Entry Credit: Brenda Schimke
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Lake Report (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
    Entry Title: Shining a light on atrocities
    Entry Credit: Richard Harley
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: The entries in this competition offered strong opinions and top-notch writing. The issues were clearly important to the writers, as well as the communities the newspapers serve. These entries prove once again the value of a strong voice for the newspaper to address key issues in the community. Cowichan Valley moved into top spot with its editorial on organ donation and the need for all provinces to use presumed consent. The issue is always timely and certainly important. What pushed Cowichan Valley to the top of the class was a clear call to action. East Central Alberta Review addresses a topic of national concern and provides that call to action. The Lake Report provided an editorial, which when combined with the accompanying illustration, certainly makes one think about but the lack of a clear call to action cost it some valuable points.