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By JESSE ROBITAILLE
Niagara News is in the running for two awards in the 2013 Better Newspaper Competition (BNC), held by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA).
It’ll be a few weeks before we find out where we stand in the General Excellence Awards College/University class, which also includes Algonquin College in Ottawa and the University of Waterloo this year. The paper placed first in this category in 2011, but it placed second to Algonquin College last year.
Owner, editor and publisher of Caprice Magazine and graduate of the college’s Journalism program Rick DeVries is also up for an award in Student Photography for his front-page photo of a fallen skater during the 2012 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Niagara Falls.
Paul Dayboll, co-ordinator for the Journalism program here, said the BNC is a way for the college to promote the program as well as the students’ work.
“It’s always great for the Journalism program to be recognized, and recognized on an Ontario-wide basis,” said Dayboll.
This year’s winners will be announced April 4 at the BNC Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan, Ont.
A week before this, the Canadian Community Newspaper Association will announce the results of its national awards competition, the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.
To view the nominated editions and photos, visit the newspaper’s website at niagara-news.com.