2023 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

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 Carillon (Steinbach, MB)
    Entry Title: Carillon Sports Coverage
    Entry Credit: Cassidy Dankochik
    Judge Comment: The Carillon had the widest variety of sports and features that went beyond typical game coverage and results. The coverage was enhanced by the photos and a statistics page. Job well done!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Advocate (Pictou, NS)
    Entry Title: Wayne Buttle honoured for time as rink manager
    Entry Credit: Steve Goodwin
    Judge Comment: The strength in the Advocate's coverage was a focus on people. A wide variety of sports was covered, but the writers put a human face on sports but profiling the actual people. People love reading about people, and this entry excels at that.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Nunatsiaq News (Nunavut/Nunavik, NU)
    Entry Title: Nunatsiaq News Sports Coverage
    Entry Credit: Gord Howard, Madalyn Howitt, David Venn
    Judge Comment: The Nunatsiaq News is unique in that it makes geography and culture a character in its coverage. Whether it is athletes excelling from small communities, the effort it takes to actually just travel to games much less play, or the desire to provide coverage in native languages, this entry shows all that. It was a great read.
  • Competition Comment: It was an honour to judge this category. There was a wide variety of sports covered, with good photos to go with them. It is evident we live in a hockey nation, so the entries that set themselves apart went beyond typical coverage of games and results, and found the human factor. They also strived to cover a number of sports beyond hockey. The other important element is story telling. The good stories flowed, were tightly written and the quotes enhanced their impact. I think anyone who enters a contest and puts themselves out there should be commended, so I congratulate all the entrants!