2023 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Special Competitions - Best Special Section ( 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 Kids
    Entry Credit: Nancy Tiffin
    Judge Comment: This concept has been done at many newspapers over the years but seldom as well, I think, as this. Hits all the bases, from community and business engagement to media literacy, in a package that brings significant revenue to bear. Well done all around!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Goldstream News Gazette (Victoria, BC)
    Entry Title: Speedway: The final lap
    Entry Credit: Cathy Webster, Goldstream Gazette Team
    Judge Comment: This sort of one-time publication comes along rarely and never again and generally needs to be done both quickly but also thoroughly. This ticks all the bases. Excellent work.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Abbotsford News (Abbotsford, BC)
    Entry Title: Stronger Together
    Entry Credit: Ken Goudswaard, Carly Ferguson, Abbotsford News Team
    Judge Comment: An excellent concept, well executed. Generally the anniversary look-back gets short shrift with tight editorial newsholes but turning it into a special section gives this room to breathe, to look back properly and let those dramatic images really play out.
  • Competition Comment: Generally excellent work. Those that stood out were well-executed, unique concepts that blended reader and advertiser appeal. Disclosing the results in an explanatory message as part of the entry helped the winners stand out (make sure you read all the criteria of the award when entering to give yourself the best chance!).