Victoria community newspapers get nod for provincial awards

Four Black Press publications named finalists in the BCYCNA's annual Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards

  • Mar. 27, 2014 6:00 a.m.

The Victoria News and its sister publications – Oak Bay News, Saaanich News and Goldstream News Gazette – have been recognized with a number of industry awards, including, a newspaper excellence award by the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association, which represents more than 126 newspapers, with a combined readership of more than two million.

All four publications have been named finalists in the BCYCNA’s annual Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards. Winners will be announced April 26.

The Victoria News is a finalist in five award categories, including Ad Design Award-Collaborative, Over 25,000 (Oliver Sommer and Team), Feature Photo Award, Over 25,000 (Don Denton), Sports Photo Award (Ben Gawletz), Cartoonist Award (Ingrid Rice) and Special Publication Award, Over 25,000 (Monday Magazine)

The Oak Bay News has earned three finalist nominations: Sports Photo Award, Over 25,000 (Sharon Tiffin), Special Sections Award, Under 25,000 (Women in Business) and Newspaper Excellence Award.

Photographer Kyle Wells is a finalist for best Portrait Photo Award for his work at the Goldstream News Gazette and Edward Hill of the Saanich News has won the nod for Environmental Initiative Award.