The Yukon News has been nominated for 12 awards from the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspaper Association.
Some of the categories pit News reporters and photographers against each other as finalists.
Jesse Winter and Jacqueline Ronson earned a nomination each for the arts and culture writing award. Winter’s story focused on a local graphic designer’s stop-motion animated video about the history of typography, while Ronson wrote a series of articles about filmmaker Moira Sauer.
In the photo essay category, both Winter and Mike Thomas received nominations. Winter’s series examined life at the Robert Service Campground while Thomas captured Canada Day mud bog racing.
Thomas also received a nod in the sports photo category for a snowboarding action shot.
For feature photos, both photographer Ian Stewart and Winter are finalists.
Stewart’s photo shows cadets climbing in a rock garden at their annual training camp. Winter captured a resident walking on the SS Tutshi in Carcross.
Al Pope has been nominated for best column writing. One of his submitted entries dealt with the heavy subject of homophobia in schools, while the other deftly dealt with urbanites adopting backyard chickens.
John Thompson’s editorial on the re-election of Liard First Nation Chief Daniel Morris is in the running for best editorial.
Winter was also nominated in the feature series category for his work on covering the controversy over the policy for same-sex relationships at Whitehorse’s Catholic schools.
The Yukon News website was nominated for best website and online innovation.
And the News’ Heidi Neufeld earned a nomination for her design of our classifieds section.
The awards gala is on April 26 in Richmond, B.C.