Awards Showcase: Ma Murray Award for Spot News Photo (over 10,000 circulation)

Congratulations to the 2021 Ma Murray Award winners in the Spot News Photo (over 10,000 circulation) category! The Ma Murray Community News Media Awards, hosted by the BC and Yukon Community NewsMedia Association (BCYCNA) are an annual opportunity to recognize the achievements of their member newspapers.

1st Place: @northshorenews – Paul McGrath
“A powerful, emotional, and sensitive image of a tragic accident which portrays the devastation, love and loss felt by family and friends. Always a difficult image to capture, this photojournalist uses their skillset to treat the situation with respect and sensitivity.”

2nd Place: @tricitynews – Stefan Labbé“Strong human impact! The image takes you into the personal and community’s loss from the tragedy and reminds you of the long-lasting effects of the loss of all the people who died in the crash. Great timing and camera perspective to convey the story.”

3rd Place: @northshorenews – Mike Wakefield
“This image recognizes the efforts of care staff from the first major outbreak location of the COVID pandemic on long-term care homes in BC. The photographer uses composition, camera angle, perspective, and timing to capture the image that tells the story.”

Winners of the 2021 Ma Murray Community News Media Awards were announced in an online awards presentation on June 10, 2021.

Click here to watch the ceremony on YouTube (this award is presented at the 36:17 mark).