Beat Reporting (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Nicole O’Reilly, The Hamilton Spectator
  • Jane Sims, London Free Press
  • Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star

Beat Reporting (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Sabrina Bedford, Brockville Recorder & Times
  • Alan Hale, Cornwall Standard Freeholder
  • Grant LaFleche, St. Catharines Standard

Column/Opinion Writing

  • Robin Baranyai, Postmedia News (freelancer)
  • Luisa D’Amato, Waterloo Region Record
  • Joel Rubinoff, Waterloo Region Record

Enterprise Reporting

  • Steve Buist, Teviah Moro and Matthew Van Dongen, The Hamilton Spectator
  • Susan Clairmont and Nicole O’Reilly, The Hamilton Spectator
  • Randy Richmond, London Free Press

Feature Photography (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Sebastian Bron, London Free Press
  • Mike Hensen, London Free Press
  • Peter Lee, Waterloo Region Record

Feature Photography (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Julie Jocsak, St. Catharines Standard
  • Bob Tymczyszyn, St. Catharines Standard
  • Ronald Zajac, Brockville Recorder & Times

Feature Writing (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Natalie Paddon, The Hamilton Spectator
  • Joel Rubinoff, Waterloo Region Record
  • Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star

Feature Writing (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Steph Crosier, Kingston Whig-Standard
  • Nick Dunne, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
  • Patrick Kennedy, Kingston Whig-Standard

General News Feature

  • Dave Battagello, Windsor Star
  • Nicole O’Reilly, The Hamilton Spectator
  • Jane Sims, London Free Press

Special Project

  • London Free Press newsroom
  • Joanna Frketich, The Hamilton Spectator, and Grant LaFleche, St. Catharines Standard
  • Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star; Jennifer Bieman and Randy Richmond, London Free Press

Sports Photography (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Nick Brancaccio, Windsor Star
  • Mike Hensen, London Free Press
  • Derek Ruttan, London Free Press

Sports Photography (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Mark Malone, Chatham Daily News
  • Brian Thompson, Brantford Expositor
  • Bob Tymczyszyn, St. Catharines Standard

Sports Writing

  • Josh Brown, Waterloo Region Record
  • Steve Milton, The Hamilton Spectator
  • Jon Wells, The Hamilton Spectator

Spot News Photography (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Dan Janisse, Windsor Star
  • Dax Melmer, Windsor Star
  • Derek Ruttan, London Free Press

Spot News Photography (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Terry Bridge, Stratford Beacon Herald
  • Julie Jocsak, St. Catharines Standard
  • Galen Simmons, Stratford Beacon Herald

Spot News Writing (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Joe Belanger, Sebastian Bron, Dale Carruthers, Jonathan Juha, Max Martin and Megan Stacey, London Free Press
  • Steve Buist, The Hamilton Spectator
  • Joanna Frketich, The Hamilton Spectator

Spot News Writing (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Steph Crosier and Elliot Ferguson, Kingston Whig-Standard
  • Luke Hendry, Belleville Intelligencer
  • Karena Walter, St. Catharines Standard

Video Production 

  • Mike Hensen, London Free Press
  • Max Martin, Randy Richmond and Brice Hall, London Free Press
  • Louis Pin, Sarnia Observer

All nominees, please send your current headshot to newspaperawards2019@gmail.com.

2019 Finalists – Listed in alphabetical order