Monday wins big in community newspaper awards

Monday pulls in seven nominations for the B.C. & Yukon Community Newspapers Association awards

The Monday team: (front) Editor-in-Chief Grant McKenzie, (right) Arts Editor Mary Ellen Green, (left) News Editor Danielle Pope.

The Monday team: (front) Editor-in-Chief Grant McKenzie, (right) Arts Editor Mary Ellen Green, (left) News Editor Danielle Pope.

Yay for us! It takes a great community to make great stories and, thanks to our community, Monday is excited to announce that, after a year of toiling over hot stories, we’ve left our mark with the B.C. & Yukon Community Newspapers Association.

Finalists for the 2011 BCYCNA awards were declared this week, and Monday picked up seven nominations in the awards’ 37 categories — including six writing awards — which places us as a leader in Island competitors.

BCYCNA judges had 1,800 entries to review, with the monumental task of selecting the top three in each category. Black Press overall took 76 finalist spots out of 132, which included 14 General Excellence. The winners will be announced during the awards gala on April 14 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

Meanwhile, here’s how it all breaks down:

Newspaper Promotion Award• Monday Magazine, Penny Sakamoto & team: Monday Magazine Relaunch

Editorial Award• Monday Magazine, Grant McKenzie & Timothy Collins: Code of Justice: Kimberley Proctor’s killers will face a fate worse than death

Columnist Award• Monday Magazine, Brian Kieran: Driver testing is designed to fail seniors; Campbell retains power to inspire outrage

Business Writing Award• Monday Magazine, Mary Ellen Green: Ugly sweaters for all

Environmental Writing Award• Monday Magazine, Mary Ellen Green: Dying to stay green: Victorians are making end-of-life decisions with the same values as they lead their lives

Neville Shanks Memorial Award for Historical Writing• Monday Magazine, Danielle Pope: Remember Us: Chinese Canadian vets honour the country that cast them aside

Feature Article Award• Monday Magazine, Danielle Pope: No Shame: Healing the Wounds

 

 

Check out the full list of writing nominees here:

BCYCNA WRITING AWARDS

 

Arts & Culture Writing Award

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Ashley Degraaf: Keeping that old fire burning

Richmond News, Eve Edmonds, Alan Campbell, Michelle Hopkins & Chung Chow: Arts alive in Richmond

Vancouver WestEnder, Jessica Barrett: Writing on the Wall

 

Business Writing Award

Monday Magazine, Mary Ellen Green: Ugly sweaters for all

Nanaimo News Bulletin, Toby Gorman: Beekeepers anxious about winter results

New Westminster Record, Christina Myers: In business: making ‘fun’ of allergies

 

Columnist Award

Abbotsford News, Andrew Holota: Insight into “what were they thinking?”; Hockey fans

Monday Magazine, Brian Kieran: Driver testing is designed to fail seniors; Campbell retains power to

inspire outrage

Vancouver Courier (West Side Edition), Mark Hasiuk: Self‐righteous moralists dominate casino

debate; Candidates court Chinatown while enabling its downfall part of the anarchy

 

Editorial Award

Monday Magazine, Grant McKenzie & Timothy Collins: Code of Justice: Kimberley Proctor’s killers

will face a fate worse than death

Nanaimo Daily News, Paul Walton & Dustin Walker: North Nanaimo needs low barrier project;

Cantelon has inflamed the housing issue; lies about low‐barrier facility unhelpful

Vancouver Courier (West Side Edition), Barry Link: Why you should vote

 

Environmental Initiative Award

Coquitlam Now, Jennifer McFee: School diverts 85 per cent of waste

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Peter W. Rusland: Pointed bid made for waterfront park

Vancouver Courier (East Side Edition), Naoibh O’Connor: Earth tones

 

Environmental Writing Award

Monday Magazine, Mary Ellen Green: Dying to stay green: Victorians are making end‐of‐life

decisions with the same values as they lead their lives

North Shore News, James Weldon: B.C. aphrodisiac contains cadmium

North Shore Outlook, Sean Kolenko: Sink or Swim

 

Feature Article Award

Chilliwack Times, Tyler Olsen: Lost girl

Kamloops Daily News, Catherine Litt: Walking tall: She was a 78‐year‐old woman on a 426‐

kilometre expedition

Monday Magazine, Danielle Pope: No Shame: Healing the Wounds

 

Feature Series Award

Nanaimo Daily News, Dustin Walker: Legacy of Fear

The Chilliwack Progress, Jenna Hauck & Eric Welsh: Teenager’s life turned upside down

Vancouver Courier (West Side Edition), Mike Howell: Riot

 

John Collison Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism

Keremeos, The Review, Steve Arstad: Helping for humanity’s sake

Revelstoke Times Review, Aaron Orlando: Forests ministry knew of conditions in squalid camps;

workers not yet paid

Surrey, North Delta Leader, Jeff Nagel: Justice Denied

 

Neville Shanks Memorial Award for Historical Writing

Monday Magazine, Danielle Pope: Remember Us: Chinese Canadian vets honour the country that

cast them aside

North Shore News, James Weldon: A separate peace

Revelstoke Times Review, Aaron Orlando: Does ‘Revelstoke’ meteorite hold evidence of extraterrestrial

life?

 

Outdoor Recreation Writing Award

Campbell River Mirror, Alistair Taylor: Youths escape death in river incident & Trees and high water

create hazard on the river

North Shore News, Manisha Krishnan: Going downhill ‐ fast

North Shore Outlook, Maria Spitale‐Leisk: Breathtaking Journey

 

Sports Writing Award

Abbotsford News, Dan Kinvig: Picking up the pieces

Langley Times, Gary Ahuja: Football fills family void

Vancouver Courier (East Side Edition), Bob Mackin: A stadium reborn

 

PHOTO/CARTOONIST AWARDS

 

Feature Photo Award, Black & White, Over 25,000

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Andrew Leong: Drawing the boundaries

Maple Ridge‐Pitt Meadows News, Colleen Flanagan: Vigil for two young souls alike

Victoria News, Sharon Tiffin: Happy fisherman

 

Feature Photo Award, Black & White, Under 25,000

The Interior News, Jon Muldoon: Tubing on Tyhee

Yukon News, Justin Kennedy: Starry night

Yukon News, Mike Thomas: Reflecting face

 

Feature Photo Award, Colour, Over 25,000

Campbell River Mirror, Paul Rudan: Journey begins for Phillips chinook

Richmond News, Chung Chow: Taking flight … a chickadee prepares to go airborne from a cherry

blossom tree in Garry Point Park

Victoria News, Don Denton: Totem gets its groove on

 

Feature Photo Award, Colour, Under 25,000

Eagle Valley News, Lachlan Labere: True inspiration

Salmon Arm Observer, James Murray: Watch the birdie

Shuswap Market News, James Murray: Share and share alike

 

Photo Essay Award

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Andrew Leong: The Exhibitionists

Gulf Islands Driftwood, Susan Lundy & team : Day in the Life of Salt Spring Island

Powell River Peak, Alicia Baas: Game day

 

Portrait/Personality Photo Award

The Chilliwack Progress, Jenna Hauck: Latimer and Tractorgrease break boundaries

Yukon News, Ian Stewart: Business portrait

Yukon News, Mike Thomas: Helicopter pilot

 

Sports Photo Award, Over 25,000

North Shore News, Cindy Goodman: Jammin’

North Shore News, Mike Wakefield: Fly‐by‐kite operation

Penticton Western News, Mark D. Brett: Bring her down

 

Sports Photo Award, Under 25,000

Coast Reporter, Justin Samson: Coastal Seshins

Gulf Islands Driftwood, John Cameron: Driven to Ride

Quesnel, Cariboo Observer, Percy N. Hébert: Great snag

 

Spot News Photo Award, Over 25,000

Campbell River Courier‐Islander, Dan MacLennan: Free four all

Cowichan Valley Citizen, Kevin Rothbauer: Three homes, three days, three fires

Vancouver Courier (West Side Edition), Dan Toulgoet: Riot

 

Spot News Photo Award, Under 25,000

Nelson Star, Megan Cole: Delivering a Macabre Message

Quesnel, Cariboo Observer, Percy N. Hébert: Trapped

Yukon News, Mike Thomas: Car meets motorcycle

 

Cartoonist Award

North Island Gazette, Lawrence Woodall: No title, on Commentary page

Powell River Peak, Wendy Brown: HST Referendum

Vancouver Courier (West Side Edition), Geoff Olson: Dog heaven

 

SPECIAL NEWSPAPER AWARDS

 

Special Section Award, Over 25,000

Abbotsford News, Dan Kinvig & Cristine MacDonald: Faceoff

Cowichan Valley Citizen, Andrea Rondeau, Lexi Bainas, Sarah Simpson & Kevin

Rothbauer: Valley food something to crow about

Surrey, North Delta, White Rock Now, Marlyn Graziano, Beau Simpson, Kim Rose & Margot Gauley: Possabilities

 

Special Section Award, Under 25,000

Coast Reporter, Ashley Doyle: Horizons 2011

Oak Bay News, Oliver Sommer, Penny Sakamoto, Jennifer Blyth, Tricia Stringfellow & Brian Pert:

Salute to Mayor Causton

Whistler Question, Eric MacKenzie & John Magill: GranFondo Whistler

 

Website & Online Innovation Award

Abbotsford News, Don Barbeau & Cristine MacDonald: My Ride

Kamloops Daily News, Mark Rogers: Kamloops Daily News website

Yukon News, Mike Thomas: Yukon News

 

Ma Murray Community Service Award

North Shore Outlook, Staff: Back to School

Richmond News, Michelle Hopkins, Eve Edmonds & Chung Chow: Bank feeds city’s body, mind and

soul

Richmond Review, Mary Kemmis: Ethel Tibbits Awards raises record amount

 

NEWSPAPER EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

Newspaper Excellence Category A

Bowen Island Undercurrent (B)

• Bridge River News (G)

North Thompson Times (B)

 

Newspaper Excellence Category B

• Fernie Free Press (B)

• Hope Standard (B)

• North Island Gazette (B)

 

Newspaper Excellence Category C

• Gulf Islands Driftwood (B)

• Salmon Arm Observer (B)

• Squamish Chief (G)

 

Newspaper Excellence Category D

• Coast Reporter (G)

• Oak Bay News (B)

• Whistler Question (G)

 

Newspaper Excellence Category E

• Cowichan News Leader Pictorial (B)

• New Westminster Record (G)

• Parksville/Qualicum Beach News (B)

 

Newspaper Excellence Category F

• Langley Advance (G)

• Peace Arch News (B)

• Victoria News (B)

 

Newspaper Excellence Category G

• Abbotsford News (B)

• Kelowna Capital News (B)

• Surrey, North Delta Leader (B)

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