2013 BNC Awards of Excellence Winners

Presented June 2014

Best Local News Story Sponsored by: Grant MacEwan University
  1. Rocky Mountain Outlook for Canmore faces long road to recover
    Credits: Tanya Foubert & Craig Douce
  2. High River Times for MD residents hope for answers
    Credits: Jane Deacon
  3. Cochrane Times for Wake of destruction in Benchlands
    Credits: Noel Edey
Best Local Editorial Sponsored by: TELUS Corporation
  1. Yellowknife Yellowknifer for Shame hangs over Long Lake tragedy
    Credits: Mike W. Bryant
  2. Rocky Mountain Outlook for Hotels not the only local business tourism benefits
    Credits: Dave Whitfield
  3. Consort Enterprise for Monty Python's Medical Show
    Credits: Dave Bruha
Best Feature Story by a Local Writer Sponsored by: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  1. Consort Enterprise for Everything in the Middle of Nothing
    Credits: Nikayla Goddard & Dave Bruha
  2. Edmonton VUE for THE SUGAR TRADE
    Credits: Rebecca Medel
  3. Rocky Mountain House Mountaineer for One cluck away from farm fresh eggs
    Credits: Laura Kluz
Higher Education Writing Award Sponsored by: University of Alberta
  1. Athabasca Advocate for Baptiste’s blue-green algae battle continues
    Credits: Vanessa Annand
Gordon Scott Memorial Award for Best Feature Column by a Local Writer Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. Pincher Creek Echo for This is what a feminist looks like
    Credits: Sheri Monk
  2. Innisfail Province for Real dads don't need DNA tests
    Credits: Johnnie Bachusky
  3. Airdrie City View for Mental Health
    Credits: Allison Chorney
Best Habitat Conservation Story Sponsored by: Ducks Unlimited Canada
  1. Athabasca Advocate for Looking for an eggshell in a haystack
    Credits: Vanessa Annand
  2. Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser for Local conservation lands open
    Credits: Sarah O Swenson
  3. Airdrie Echo for Planting method aids Nose Creek repair
    Credits: Peter McCartney
Best Environmental Writing Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. Northern Journal for Coal sludge in Athabasca impacting fish
    Credits: Meagan Wohlberg
  2. St. Albert Gazette for On the front lines of the weed war
    Credits: Kevin Ma
  3. Edmonton VUE for Garbage goes green
    Credits: Rebecca Medel, Eden Munro
Healthy Communities Journalism Award Sponsored by: Cenovus Energy
  1. Edmonton VUE for A pregnant pause
    Credits: Rebecca Medel
  2. Consort Enterprise for Consort Takes Their Battle to Legislature
    Credits: Dave Bruha
  3. RIMBEY REVIEW for Couple lives with challenge of multiple sclerosis
    Credits: Treena Mielke
Arts and Culture Writing award Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. Edmonton VUE for Back to Basics
    Credits: Paul Blinov, Eden Munro
  2. Claresholm Local Press for A totem pole with deep roots
    Credits: J W Schnarr
  3. Airdrie City View for Bert Church Theatre
    Credits: Matt Durnan
Sports Writing Award Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. Rocky Mountain House Mountaineer for Mushing to Oregon and beyond
    Credits: Kirk Verner
  2. Carstairs Courier for Local ladies skate with Rocky View Rollers
    Credits: Jared Siemens
  3. Northern Journal for Fort Smith wins $25,000 for arena
    Credits: Renee Francoeur, Paul Bannister
Excellence in Education Writing Sponsored by: Lethbridge College
  1. Consort Enterprise for iGEM - Local Science Students Preparing for International Competition
    Credits: Dave Bruha, Nikayla Goddard
  2. Fort Macleod Gazette for Students have praise for their teacher assistants
    Credits: Frank McTighe
  3. Northern Journal for Hitting the gym, hitting the books
    Credits: Maria Church
Best Special Sections and Supplements Award Sponsored by: Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
  1. Ponoka News for Believe in the Magic of Christmas
  2. Rocky Mountain House Mountaineer for 100 Years of Rocky Mountain House
  3. Edmonton VUE for Hot Summer Guide
Best Agriculture Supplement Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. Rocky Mountain House Mountaineer 
  2. Ponoka News 
  3. St. Paul Journal 
Excellence in Creative Advertising Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. Lloydminster Source for Boundary Ford
    Credits: Angie Jerrett
  2. St. Albert Gazette for Infiniti Presents
    Credits: John Prodan, Leanne Gullickson
  3. Jasper Fitzhugh for What do you think of this article?
    Credits: Mishelle Menzies
Creative Use of Colour in Advertising Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. St. Albert Gazette for No matter what the Weather Does
    Credits: Kris Beardsworth
  2. Lloydminster Source for Denham Chrysler - Target One Hundred
    Credits: Brent Michalenko
  3. Wainwright Star for Wainalta - Breast cancer awareness
    Credits: Carrie Baumgartner
Ad Campaign Award Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. Wainwright Edge for Armstrong's Clothing and Sports - "Not just the Classics"
    Credits: Carrie Baumgartner, Kelly Clemmer
  2. Jasper Fitzhugh for Put your business on the map
    Credits: Mishelle Menzies
  3. St. Albert Gazette for Flux Glass Studio
    Credits: Janelle Andrew, Kris Beardsworth, John Prodan
Community Service Award Sponsored by: AWNA
  1. Claresholm Local Press for Christmas Hamper Program
    Credits: Amanda Zimmer, Roxanne Thompson
  2. Sylvan Lake News for Our Caring Community (column)
    Credits: Steve Dills
  3. Brooks & County Chronicle for Seniors Awards of Distinction
    Credits: M Joan Brees, Hugo Brees