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
2021 ONAs: Beat Reporting (over 25,000 circulation)
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
2021 ONAs: Feature Photography (over 25,000 circulation)
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
2021 ONAs Winners and Runners-up to be announced April 29, 2022
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 67th Annual ONAs – Deadline Extended
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
2018 Photojournalist of the Year – Dax Melmer
Postmedia Regional Vice President, Joe Ruscitti (right), celebrates with Dax Melmer, after Melmer won Photojournalist of the Year.
2018 Journalist of the Year – Grant LaFleche
Editor-in-chief of Metroland’s Niagara daily newspapers, Angus Scott (left), congratulates the 2018 Journalist of the Year, Grant LaFleche.
2018 ONA Winners
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):