Voice is finalist for newspaper awards



The Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) recently released its list of finalists for its Better Newspapers Competition awards, a province-wide contest that seeks to recognize the best work of Ontario’s community newspapers.

The Voice is a finalist for three awards, and will receive one honourable mention.

The winning categories are: Best Editorial, Best Feature Writing, and Best Investigative News Story. The honourable mention is for Best Photo Layout.

Voice publisher Dave Burket says that the paper won’t know until the awards ceremony whether it has won first, second, or third place in its nominated categories. He is particularly pleased by the Investigative News Story win.

“This is one of the few editorial categories that’s not split by circulation—meaning we were up against papers of all sizes,” says Burket.

“This is also the second year in a row that we’ve won in this category, which is really something for a paper our size. We have a great team, and some very dedicated readers, to thank for it.”

The OCNA-BNC awards ceremony will be held in Vaughan on April 5.


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