The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) Better Newspapers Competition honours the great work of Ontario’s weekly community newspapers. Congratulations to the 2021 winners in the Best Feature category!
🥇 1st place: The Lake Report, Niagara-on-the-Lake – Pandemic Heroes“While it doesn’t have ads in the classic sense, this piece ties together a multi-week ad campaign in a totally unique, compelling, and visually arresting way that stands head and shoulders above anything else in the category. Amazing!”🥈 2nd place: The Aylmer Express – This is Aylmer, Our Hometown“A unique and excellent concept with clearly demonstrated community support. A bit crowded design but quantity has a quality of its own. Well done!”🥉 3rd place: The Haldimand Press – Nurses Week“Unique idea to start the editorial on front and turn inside. Good ads and editorial on inside pages with clean layout.” The 2021 awards showcase the hard work, talent, and dedication demonstrated by Ontario publishers, editors, reporters, photographers, and designers. More than 1,450 entries were received and the awards were presented at a virtual ceremony on April 29, 2022.