2021 Winners and Runners-up Click on the category to see the judges’ comments. Beat Reporting (over 25,000 circulation) Winner: Susan Clairmont, Hamilton Spectator Runner-up: Maria Iqbal, Hamilton Spectator Runner-up: Catherine Thompson, Waterloo Region Record Beat Reporting (under 25,000
Beat Reporting (over 25,000 circulation) Winner: Susan Clairmont, Hamilton Spectator Clairmont zeros in on a series of appalling failures in Ontario’s justice system in her impactful and compelling entries with concise, engaging writing and vivid detail. She asks: how
Feature Photography (over 25,000 circulation) Winner: Dax Melmer, Windsor Star With abstraction worthy of a Mondrian, these three photographs of empty playing fields are utterly captivating. The colour and symmetry are pleasing to the eye, but when Dax Melmer
The winners and runners-up of the 2021 Ontario Newspaper Awards will be released Friday, April 29, 2022 at noon ET. Good luck to all who entered!
The entry system will open for submissions on Jan. 25, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. ET, and close on March 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. (Submission deadline extended one week.) In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances presented by the
Postmedia Regional Vice President, Joe Ruscitti (right), celebrates with Dax Melmer, after Melmer won Photojournalist of the Year.
Editor-in-chief of Metroland’s Niagara daily newspapers, Angus Scott (left), congratulates the 2018 Journalist of the Year, Grant LaFleche.
Arts & Entertainment Writing: Greg Mercer, Waterloo Region Record Beat Reporting: Joanna Frketich, Hamilton Spectator Column/Opinion Writing: Rick Gibbons, Ottawa Sun Enterprise Reporting: Grant LaFleche, St. Catharines Standard Feature Photography (over 25,000): Dax Melmer, Windsor Star Feature Photography (under 25,000):