Two members of the Capital News editorial staff were award recipients last week for both a national and a provincial newspaper contest.
The prize winners for both contests were announced last weekend at two gala banquets held at Richmond’s River Rock Inn.
The Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards presented April 29 saw photographer Sean Connor win first place in the best feature photo category for newspapers across Canada with a circulation of 12,500 and over.
Reporter Judie Steeves was third in the Best Agricultural Story category for her article about the demise of West Kelowna water irrigation districts.
In the B.C./Yukon Community Newspapers Assocation awards presented April 30 Connor also won a silver award for second place in the Best Photo Essay category for his feature about how the Kelowna RCMP deal with criminal gangs.
Steeves won a gold for first place in the Best Business Writing category for her feature about the growing wine industry in the Okanagan.
The Capital News also was a silver medallist in the overall newspaper judging category for our circulation group, finishing second to the Nanaimo News Bulletin.
The Capital News had won this award for the previous two consecutive years and three of the last five years.