2009 BNC Awards of Excellence Winners


Best Local News Story Sponsored by: Grant MacEwan College School of Communications

  1. Yellowknife Yellowknifer
  2. Red Deer Express
  3. Sylvan Lake News


Best Feature Column By a Local Writer Sponsored by: Gordon Scott Memorial Award

  1. Saint City News
  2. Red Deer Express
  3. Slave River Journal


Best Feature Story By a Local Writer Sponsored by: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

  1. Okotoks Western Wheel
  2. Devon Dispatch News
  3. Yellowknife Yellowknifer


Best Habitat Conservation Story Sponsored by: Ducks Unlimited Canada

  1. Slave River Journal
  2. Bonnyville Nouvelle
  3. Strathmore Standard


Best Local Editorial Sponsored by: TELUS Corporation

  1. Okotoks Western Wheel
  2. Wainwright Edge
  3. Consort Enterprise


Excellence in Healthy Communities Journalism Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Cochrane Times
  2. Lethbridge Sun Times
  3. Innisfail Province


Excellence in Arts & Culture Writing Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Jasper Fitzhugh
  2. Saint City News
  3. Lethbridge Sun Times


Best Agriculture Supplement or Section Sponsored by: The Canadian Wheat Board

  1. Barrhead Leader
  2. St. Paul Journal
  3. Stettler Independent


Best Trades Technology Writing Sponsored by: The Northern Institute of Alberta

  1. St. Albert Gazette
  2. Okotoks Western Wheel
  3. Slave River Journal


Excellence in Sports Writing Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Sherwood Park News
  2. Fort Macleod Gazette
  3. Lloydminster Meridian Booster


Excellence in Education Writing Sponsored by: Canada Post

  1. Deh Cho Drum
  2. Barrhead Leader
  3. Yellowknife Yellowknifer


Excellence in Environmental Writing Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Okotoks Western Wheel
  2. Slave River Journal
  3. Yellowknife Yellowknifer


University of Alberta Writing Award Sponsored by: The University of Alberta

  1. St. Paul Journal
  2. Jasper Fitzhugh
  3. Saint City News


Excellence in Community Service Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Leduc Representative
  2. Brooks Bulletin
  3. Whitecourt Star


Special Sections and Supplements Sponsored by: Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

  1. Inuvik Drum
  2. St. Albert Gazette
  3. Bonnyville Nouvelle


Newspaper Website Award Sponsored by: Mount Royal College

  1. St Albert Gazette
  2. SEE Magazine
  3. CONNECT Fort McMurray


Excellence in Creative Advertising Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Camrose Canadian
  2. St. Albert Gazette
  3. Whitecourt Star


Effective and Original Use of Colour in Advertising Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Yellowknife Yellowknifer
  2. Wainwright Review
  3. Wainwright Star


Excellence in Ad Campaigns Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Stettler Independent
  2. Whitecourt Star
  3. St. Albert Gazette