2023 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Premier Awards - Best Coverage of the Arts ( Circulation 10000 to 12499,Circulation 12500 to 17499,Circulation 17500 and over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Coast Reporter (Sechelt/Gibsons, BC)
    Entry Title: Coast Reporter arts coverage
    Entry Credit: Michael Gurney
    Judge Comment: The newspaper clearly shows an interest in the arts in the community. The coverage was impressive in the breadth of the issues covered, and a great ability to connect the coverage with societal and community issues. The stories were all informative and well researched and were far more than just a review or a promotion of an event.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: St. Albert Gazette (St. Albert, AB)
    Entry Title: Multiple stories with multiple headlines
    Entry Credit: Anna Borowiecki
    Judge Comment: The entries provided real insight into the wide range of arts events that are going on in the community. All of the articles were well researched and provided deep background and information not only on the event but also on why it was relevant and important.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist (North Batt
    Entry Title: Conversation, unity and truth highlight Twin Flames Saskatchewan tour
    Entry Credit: Miguel Fenrich
    Judge Comment: What is impressive about this newspaper is their ability to dig deep into an arts story as well as providing ongoing coverage of the community.
  • Competition Comment: There are a lot of fascinating arts and culture stories being written across the country and the quality of the entries was very high. What set the winners apart was their ability to not only report on the arts in the community, but to tell a bigger story that was more than a review of an event or show and links the arts to other issues and events in the community.