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The Ed­i­tor, On Fe­bru­ary 14, the On­tario Com­mu­nity News­pa­per As­so­ci­a­tion (OCNA) an­nounced the fi­nal­ists for the 2018 Bet­ter News­pa­per Com­pe­ti­tion Awards (BNC).

The BNC awards pro­gram cel­e­brates the very best in com­mu­nity news­pa­pers across On­tario and pro­vides a plat­form to rec­og­nize the out­stand­ing work per­formed by our lo­cal news­pa­pers.

I’m chuffed to an­nounce that won an hon­ourable men­tion for Best Photo Lay­out for our 2018 Glen­garry High­land Games cover page. The award is judged on a num­ber of cri­te­ria in­clud­ing lay­out and de­sign, qual­ity of pho­tog­ra­phy, im­pact and reader in­ter­est, as well as orig­i­nal­ity.

First and fore­most, I’d like to ex­press my sin­cere thanks to our pub­lisher Richard Ma­honey and Se­nior Re­porter and Ed­i­tor Steve Warburton who were not only the first to wel­come me into the fold but who trusted this “cub re­porter” with cov­er­ing the most im­por­tant event of the year. I’m not go­ing to lie, be­ing re­spon­si­ble for cov­er­ing some­thing so mas­sive, so im­por­tant to our econ­omy, and so con­nected to our sense of self and lo­cal iden­ti­ties was over­whelm­ing.

While I’d worked in writ­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions for more than 15 years, this was my first ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing as a re­porter. Over the course of the sum­mer, Richard and Steve were al­ways ready and will­ing to let me bounce story ideas off them dur­ing our weekly ed­i­to­rial meet­ings. Richard usu­ally took on the role of devil’s ad­vo­cate while Steve pro­vided guid­ance and sup­port help­ing to make each story bet­ter by giv­ing me a gen­tle push in the right di­rec­tion.

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