Sarah Simpson won third place in the CCNA awards for this photo of the Duncan flooding in 2021. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson won third place in the CCNA awards for this photo of the Duncan flooding in 2021. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Citizen, Gazette win slew of national awards

Congratulations to the team for CCNA nods

The Cowichan Valley Citizen and the Lake Cowichan Gazette have been honoured with a total 25 Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards for 2020 and 2021.

Congratulations to the staff, and thank you to our community for your continued support.

2020:

Best All-Round Newspaper up to 1,499

2nd – The Lake Cowichan Gazette

Best Front Page

1st – The Lake Cowichan Gazette

Best Editorial Page

1st – The Lake Cowichan Gazette

Best National Editorial over 10,000

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “No justice here” – Andrea Rondeau

Best Historical Story over 10,000

3rd – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “A legendary Catalina touches down in Cowichan” – Kevin Rothbauer

Best Local Civic Journalism

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Outdoor vendors upset over new COVID-19 regulations that banish them from markets” – Robert Barron

Best Local Cartoon over 10,000

2nd – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Cost of living” – Elly Mossman and 3rd – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Boy in the bubble” – Elly Mossman

Best Sports Photo over 10,000

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Fourth Island title for Brentwood” – Kevin Rothbauer

Best Coverage of the Arts over 10,000

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Best Sports Coverage over 10,000

3rd – Cowichan Valley Citizen

2021

Best Editorial Page up to 1,499

3rd – The Lake Cowichan Gazette

Best All-Round newspaper over 17,500

2nd – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Best Front Page

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Best Editorial Page

2nd – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Best National Editorial over 10,000

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Presumed consent” – Andrea Rondeau

Best Local Editorial over 10,000

3rd – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Overdose crisis” – Andrea Rondeau

Best Spot News Photo over 10,000

3rd – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Torrential rain causes havoc across Cowichan” – Sarah Simpson

Best Sports Photo up to 9,999

3rd – The Lake Cowichan Gazette – “Kraken’s 1st Wins” – Kevin Rothbauer

Best Sports Photo over 10,000

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Duncan entries among Island’s best at tadpole regionals” – Kevin Rothbauer and 2nd – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Because it’s a great shot” – Kevin Rothbauer

Best Coverage of the Arts

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Best Sports Coverage over 10,000

1st – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Best Multimedia Breaking News Coverage

3rd – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “5 halls, Forest Service douse Maple Bay fire” – Sarah Simpson, Kevin Rothbauer, Andrea Rondeau

Excellence in Rural Reporting

2nd – Cowichan Valley Citizen – “Price Park bench symbol of longtime friendship” – Kevin Rothbauer

Awards