2023 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Premier Awards - Best News Feature Photo ( Circulation 10000 to 12499,Circulation 12500 to 17499,Circulation 17500 and over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The News (Parksville/Qualicum Beach, BC)
    Entry Title: A ruff life
    Entry Credit: Michael Briones
    Judge Comment: Covering a rare snow day in Parksville, the photographer could have done the usual and focused on sliding motorists crashing at intersections or off on the side of the highway (no snow tires). Instead, this action photo snow sledding, with the dog adding to the composition. 99/100 near perfection for 'a ruff life.'
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The News (Parksville/Qualicum Beach, BC)
    Entry Title: Fly eagle, fly
    Entry Credit: Michael Briones
    Judge Comment: The look of the bird of prey escaping captivity after being released from the handler is priceless. Taking flight says the eagle, now healthy, as the photographer took the image from a nice perspective.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Burnaby Now (Burnaby, BC)
    Entry Title: Gaining speed
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Gauthier
    Judge Comment: What a thrilling look on the kids face as he rides down the snowy hill with dad. Great use of Depth of Field (DOF) as the snowy day plays nicely on the front page.
  • Competition Comment: A BC sweep among the top-three, with the Black Press newspaper taking one-two placings with awesome news feature photos. All are active images. Involve people. A lot of entries are static ... do not include people. reproduction loses marks. Composition, too. Fill the frame. Ask the editor laying out the page, especially on the front, to play photographer larger. They will pique the interest of the readers. Judge Jules Xavier - Shilo Stag MB