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Monday, October 23, 2017

AWARD-WINNING

The Observer is the most award-winning weekly newspaper in Waterloo Region. Recognized for over 100 industry awards over the past two decades, our accolades represent every facet of newspaper production.

The Observer is no stranger to those in the Canadian Newspaper industry. Known for it’s consistent award-winning coverage over the past two decades, The Observer has racked up a respectable amount of awards recognized by our peers within Ontario and across Canada. We’re proud to continue this tradition for years to come.


OCNA

Ontario Community Newspaper Assoc.


CCNA

Canadian Community Newspaper Assoc.

INDUSTRY ACCOLADES

  • TOTAL INDUSTRY AWARDS: 114

  • Woolwich Chamber of Commerce Award Entrepreneurs of the Year
  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – Best Feature Writing
    • 2nd – Best Original Ad Idea
    • 2nd – Best Education Writing

  • OCNA Awards

    • 4th – General Excellence Award
    • 1st – Best Local Retail Layout
    • 1st – Best Vertical Product
    • 2nd – Best Process Colour

  • OCNA Awards

    • 4th – General Excellence Award
    • 2nd – Best Agriculture Story
    • 3rd – Best Columnist
    • 3rd – Best Creative Artwork
    • HM – Best Technically Enhanced Photo

    CCNA Awards

    • 1st – Best Ad Design

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – General Excellence Award
    • 1st – Best Use of Ad Service

    CCNA Awards

    • 2nd – Best Ad Design
    • Blue Ribbon Winner

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – General Excellence Award
    • 3rd – Best Use of Process Colour
    • 3rd – Best Agricultural Writing

    CCNA Awards

    • Blue Ribbon Winner

  • CCNA Awards

    • 1st – Best Historical Writing
    • Best Idea – Publisher’s Award

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – Local Retail Layout
    • 3rd – Technically Enhanced Photo
    • 1st – Columnist of the Year – Steve Galea
    • 3rd – Best Spot News Photo
    • 3rd – Humour Columnist of the Year – Steve Galea
    • HM – Original Ad Idea – Where’s Elmer – Scott Arnold

  • OCNA Awards

    • 3rd – Business & Finance Story
    • 1st – Education Writing
    • 2nd – Feature Writing
    • 3rd – Best Rural Story
    • 3rd – Best Columnist – Owen Roberts
    • 1st – In House Promotion

  • OCNA Awards

    • 3rd – General Excellence Award
    • 2nd – Education Writing
    • 2nd – Best Creative Advertising
    • 1st – Humour Columnist – Steve Galea
    • HM – Feature Writing

    CCNA Awards

    • 1st – Best In-House Ad Campaign
    • 3rd – Best Web Site Design

    RNAO AwardsRegistered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

    • 1st – Best In Depth Feature – Vanessa Moss

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – Health & Wellness Writing
    • 1st – Humour Columnist – Steve Galea
    • 2nd – Feature Writing
    • 2nd – Surfer’s Selection (Website)
    • 2nd – Photo Illustration

    CCNA Awards

    • 1st – Best Community Website

  • OCNA Awards

    • 2nd – General Excellence
    • 2nd – Best Rural Story
    • 2nd – Columnist of the Year
    • 1st & 3rd – Humour Columnist of the Year – Steve Galea
    • 1st – Best Community Website
    • 2nd – Surfer’s Selection (Website)

    CCNA Awards

    • 2nd – Best All Around Newspaper
    • Blue Ribbon Award

  • OCNA Awards

    • 2nd – General Excellence
    • 2nd – Best Editorial
    • 2nd – Sports & Recreation Story
    • 2nd – Spot News Photo
    • 3rd – Best Front Page
    • 1st – Use of Process Colour
    • 3rd – Best Community Website
    • 3rd – Surfer’s Selection (Website)
    • 1st – Humour Columnist – Steve Galea

    CCNA Awards

    • 2nd – General Excellence
    • 1st – Environmental Writing
    • Blue Ribbon Award

    COPA (Canadian Online Publishing Awards)

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – General Excellence
    • 3rd – Best Sports Section
    • 2nd – Surfer’s Selection (Website)

    CCNA Awards

    • 2nd – Best All Around Newspaper
    • 2nd – Best Front Page
    • Blue Ribbon Award

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – General Excellence
    • 1st – Best Heritage Story
    • 2nd – Best Photo Layout
    • 3rd – Best In-House Promotion
    • 1st – Best Use of Colour
    • 3rd – Surfer’s Selection (Website)
    • HM – Best Feature Writing
    • HM – Best Humour Columnist

    CCNA Awards

    • 1st – Best All Around Newspaper
    • 1st – Best Editorial Page
    • 2nd – Best Front Page
    • 2nd – Best Feature Writing
    • Blue Ribbon Award

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – General Excellence
    • 2nd – Best Sports Section
    • 3rd – Best Health & Wellness Story
    • 3rd – Best Local Retail Layout

    CCNA Awards

    • 2nd – Best All Around Newspaper
    • 1st – Best Front Page

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – General Excellence
    • 1st – Humour Columnist of the Year (Steve Galea)
    • 1st – Use of Process Colour (Jake Stallard)
    • 3rd – Feature Writing (Elena Maystruk)
    • 3rd – Best Community Newspaper Website

    CCNA Awards

    • 1st – Best National Editorial – Steve Kannon
    • 3rd – Best Editorial Page
    • Blue Ribbon Award Winner

  • OCNA Awards

    • 1st – General Excellence
    • 1st – Best In-House Promotion (Patrick Merlihan)
    • 2nd – Humour Columnist of the Year (Steve Galea)
    • 3rd – Best Community Newspaper Website

    CCNA Awards

    • 3rd – Best Community Newspaper Website

  • OCNA Awards

    • 3rd – Best Editorial (Over 10,000 circ.) – Steve Kannon
    • 2nd – Best Feature Writing – Whitney Neilson
    • 3rd – Best Sports Section (Observer Staff)
    • 3rd – Best Creative Ad (Jake Stallard)
    • 2nd – Best Original Ad (Jake Stallard)
    • 3rd – Best Community Website

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