2022 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

2021 Premier Awards - Best Sports Coverage ( Circulation up to 1499,Circulation 1500 to 3999,Circulation 4000 to 6499,Circulation 6500 to 9999) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Haldimand Press (Haldimand County, ON)
    Entry Title: Sports Coverage 2021
    Judge Comment: The Haldimand Press got top marks given the range of stories presented, all well-written examples of sports coverage. Their submission included pieces about an Olympian who put those plans on hold due to a cancer diagnosis, a local man reffing at the Tokyo Olympics, a woman landing a journalism job with the CFL and a 13-year-old race-car driving champ.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Carillon (Steinbach, MB)
    Entry Title: The Carillon entries 2021
    Entry Credit: Terry Frey
    Judge Comment: The paper did a good job of covering the beat, including stories about the Steinbach Pistons hockey club and the Special Olympics. Solid writing by Terry Frey was accompanied by some great photos.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The World-Spectator (Moosomin, SK)
    Entry Title: Generals make history with first female U18 football championship in SK
    Entry Credit: Kara Kinna
    Judge Comment: The paper did a great job of playing up a big first for Moosomin, with “the first U18 female football team in Saskatchewan claiming the first female U18 championship in the first female U18 league in Saskatchewan.” The coverage, including plenty of photos and stories, reflected the milestone.
  • Competition Comment: The pandemic ensured there was no such thing as business as usual for newspapers. Covering sports was no exception, perhaps more so, given that going virtual wasn’t an option. Still, there was a good mix of submissions for the “Best Sports Coverage” category. We can expect to see more of that as we return to something like a post-pandemic schedule.