2011 BNC Awards of Excellence Winners

 

Presented May 2012


Ad Campaign Award Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Jasper Fitzhugh for Sawridge Inn
    Credits: Production Manager, Melissa Morris
  2. Rocky Mountain Outlook for The Loft
    Credits: Natalie Talbot
  3. Hinton Voice for Want photos?
    Credits: Robin Garreck


Arts and Culture Writing Award Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Yellowknife Yellowknifer for A headquarters for YK artists
    Credits: Adrian Lysenko, Katherine Hudson, Kevin Allerston
  2. Inuvik Drum for Blues in Schools
    Credits: Samantha Stokell
  3. St Albert Gazette for Centre puts community in its place
    Credits: Anna Borowiecki


Best Agriculture Supplementt Sponsored by: Canadian Wheat Board

  1. St Paul Journal
  2. Claresholm Local Press
  3. Ponoka News


Best Environmental Writing Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Slave River Northern Journal for Water is our main source of life
    Credits: Shawn Bell
  2. St Albert Gazette for Life in the golden waters
    Credits: Kevin Ma
  3. Jasper Fitzhugh for There's a new pack around town
    Credits: Niki Wilson


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

  1. Jasper Fitzhugh for Working towards a better future, for the most part
    Credits: Robson Fletcher
  2. St Albert Gazette for Anatomy of a campaign
    Credits: Ryan Tumilty
  3. Yellowknife Yellowknifer for Coping after the loss of a baby
    Credits: Galit Rodan


Best Habitat Conservation Story Sponsored by: Ducks Unlimited Canada

  1. Bonnyville Nouvelle for Noxious weed threatens Jessie Lake
    Credits: Melissa Barr
  2. Jasper Fitzhugh for Captive breeding proposed for dwindling caribou herds / So many elk, so few caribou: why?
    Credits:Robson Fletcher
  3. Banff Crag & Canyon for Project aims to restore Hidden Lake
    Credits: Larissa Barlow


Best Local Editorial Sponsored by: TELUS Corporation

  1. Yellowknife Yellowknifer for Politics is not business as usual
    Credits: Bruce Valpy
  2. Olds Albertan for Five bucks will buy you some democracy
    Credits: John Gleeson
  3. Hinton Voice for A mayor divided ... how long can he stand?
    Credits: Tyler Waugh


Best Local News Story Sponsored by: Grant MacEwan University

  1. Lloydminster Meridian Booster for Controversy over 'Coyote Land'
    Credits: Chad Gibson, Murray Crawford
  2. Yellowknife Yellowknifer for Two die in plane crash
    Credits: Katherine Hudson, Nicole Veerman
  3. Claresholm Local Press for Four dead in highway slayings near Claresholm
    Credits: J.W. Schnarr


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

  1. St. Albert Gazette for 50 - Celebrating 50 years of excellence in journalism
  2. Rocky Mountain Outlook for Decade - Rocky Mountain Outlook 10 year anniversary magazine
  3. Claresholm Local Press for Goodbye Winter - Hello Spring


Best Trades Technology Writing Award Sponsored by: GPRC Fairview Campus

  1. Yellowknife Yellowknifer for Students practise the trades
    Credits: Laura Busch
  2. Claresholm Local Press for Tradespeople given incentives to teach
    Credits: Alicia Fox
  3. Inuvik Drum for Heavy equipment course builds North's workforce
    Credits: Samantha Stokell


Community Service Award Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Brooks Bulletin for $12,000 raised at inaugural Walk In Her Shoes
    Credits: Sandra M Stanway
  2. Stettler Independent for Chili Cook-Off
    Credits: Aubrey Brown, Karen Fischer
  3. Fort McMurray Connect for Top 40 Under 40


Creative Use of Colour in Advertising Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Rocky Mountain Outlook for North Face Winter ad
    Credits: Natalie Talbot
  2. Hinton Voice for Arts on Fire
    Credits: Robin Garreck
  3. Jasper Fitzhugh for Tuna & Salmon Festival - Sayuri Japanese Restaurant
    Credits: Production Manager, Melissa Morris


Excellence in Creative Advertising Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Jasper Fitzhugh for 12th Annual Barn Dance - MPL (Mountain Park Lodges)
    Credits: Production Manager, Melissa Morris
  2. Hinton Voice for Focus on Focus
    Credits: Robin Garreck
  3. Wainwright Star for The Reinvented Ford Explorer has arrived at... Norris Ford
    Credits: Terry Hunka


Excellence in Education Writing Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Fort McMurray Connect for Old-Fashioned Spelling Bees Still Have Place in Todays Computer Era
    Credits: Rebekah Benoit
  2. Westlock News for Stang out as Pembina Hills' boss
    Credits: Megan Sarrazin
  3. Lethbridge Sun Times for City bands bring their sounds to Cuba


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

  1. Jasper Fitzhugh for Mother knows best
    Credits: Robson Fletcher
  2. St Albert Gazette for Morinville education inequity can't continue
    Credits: Bryan Alary
  3. Sherwood Park News for Heartland daydream gets rude awakening
    Credits: Michael Di Massa


Healthy Communities Journalism Award Sponsored by: Cenovus Energy

  1. Rocky Mountain House Mountaineer for Family Violence Prevention month kicks off in Rocky
  2. Claresholm Local Press for Devin McCutcheon: Fighting a losing battle...and winning
    Credits: J.W. Schnarr
  3. St. Albert Gazette for Anatomy of a concussion
    Credits: Susan Jones


Sports Writing Award Sponsored by: AWNA

  1. Okotoks Western Wheel for Impact of concussions in sport a major issue
    Credits: Cole Christensen, Staff Reporter, Bruce Campbell, Sports Editor
  2. Camrose Canadian for Up, up and away in a beautiful balloon
    Credits: Vince Burke, Laurie Callsen
  3. Crowsnest Pass Herald for Alberta man puts heart into racing
    Credits: Kimberley Massey


U of A Writing Award Sponsored by: University of Alberta

  1. Sundre Round-Up for former Sundre student makes medical history
    Credits: Dan Singleton
  2. Redwater Review for Zydek chosen as student researcher to study anesthesia
    Credits: Juanita Krause
  3. St. Albert Gazette for Show shines a light on eugenics
    Credits: Anna Borowiecki