CATEGORIES FOR THE 67TH ANNUAL ONTARIO NEWSPAPER AWARDS

 

COVID-19 Categories (open to any circulation level):

COVID-19 Opinion/Analysis Writing

This award is given for a related series or up to three unrelated opinion or analysis pieces on the subject of the pandemic. One entry per author.

COVID-19 Feature Writing

This award recognizes feature writing that arises from the pandemic. An entry may consist of up to three stories. One entry per author.

COVID-19 Photography

This award is given for a single photo or a series of up to five photos on the subject of the pandemic. One entry per photographer.

 

General Categories (open to any circulation level):

Column/Opinion Writing

This award is given for a related series or up to three unrelated columns or opinion pieces on any subject. One entry per author.

Enterprise Reporting
This award is given for a single story or consecutive series of up to three stories on the same subject of an investigative, analytic or interpretive nature. One entry per author.

General News Feature

This award recognizes features that do not qualify as spot news, but generally arise from a spot news break. An entry shall consist of up to three stories on a related subject. One entry per author.

Sports Writing

This award is given for a portfolio of work of up to three stories, at least one of which should be a feature or commentary. One entry per author.

Video Production

This award recognizes the collaborative nature of producing video, and effective use of the medium. Each video may be a team production or have been produced by an individual. No limit per newspaper.

 

Circulation-Based Categories (divided based on daily circulation)

Beat Reporting (over 25,000 circulation AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a portfolio entry of three to five articles that demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of a single subject area with initiative, consistency, thoroughness and writing skill. One entry per author.

Feature Writing (over 25,000 AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single feature story or consecutive series of up to three feature stories on a related subject. One entry per author.

Spot News Writing (over 25,000 circulation AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single story or package of up to three related stories written under pressure or deadline. One entry per author.

Feature Photography (over 25,000 circulation AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single photo or a series of up to three photos on the same subject. One entry per author.

Spot News Photography (over 25,000 circulation AND under 25,000 circulation)

This award is given for a single photo or a series of up to three photos produced under pressure or deadline. One entry per photographer.