Monday Magazine and Oak Bay News editor Laura Lavin accepts one of several awards given to Victoria News at the 2014 Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards

Monday Magazine and Oak Bay News editor Laura Lavin accepts one of several awards given to Victoria News at the 2014 Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards

Victoria News wins five provincial awards

B.C. Yukon Newspaper Association Ma Murray Awards fetes new look Monday Magazine

  • Apr. 29, 2014 7:00 a.m.

The Victoria News won five awards, including first place for special publications, at the Ma Murray Awards hosted by the B.C. Yukon Newspaper Association last weekend.

The annual awards recognize excellence in all aspects of the newspaper industry, including reporting, editing, photography, production, publishing, advertising, website design and community contribution.

Laura Lavin and her team won first place for Special Publications for the new look Monday Magazine that underwent a total transformation in 2013.

The newspaper also won four second-place awards.

Oliver Sommer and team garnered their award in the Ad Design Award Collaborative for an ad they designed for Victoria Hyundai, while photographers Don Denton and Ben Gawletz each won photography awards and Ingrid Rice placed with her cartoon work.

The Victoria News’ sister papers on the South Island in Oak Bay, Saanich and West Shore (Goldstream) also won awards.

The full list of 2014 Ma Murray Awards can be found here.