Gazette photojournalist Arnold Lim won a 2014 Canadian Community Newspaper Association award in the category of Best Feature Photo

Goldstream Gazette gains national honours for 2014 efforts

National award programs honour quality work among peers

Your Goldstream News Gazette and staff were recognized last week when the Canadian Community Newspaper Association announced its annual award winners in editorial and advertising competitions.

The Gazette received a blue ribbon for overall excellence in its category, community newspapers with a circulation between 12,500 and 24,999.

Individually, ˆ photojournalist Arnold Lim won in the category of Best Feature Photo, circulation 12,500 and above, for his colourful shot of rhythmic gymnast Jinayah Nelson on the front page of the Dec. 12 edition.

“We are thrilled to have placed in this national competition,” says Gazette publisher Christine Scott. “The focus for our team is local news, local sports and local stories. Our hardworking team at the Gazette are committed to what’s going on in the West Shore and uncovering all the interesting little nuggets of stories that delight our readers.”

Lim also took first place for Best News Feature Photo, shooting for the Gazette’s sister paper, the Oak Bay News, for a shot of ballroom dancing seniors.

In the CCNA’s Great Idea Awards, the Gazette’s inaugural publication of Women of the Westshore, focusing on women high achievers, placed second for Best Special Section among community newspapers with circulation between 4,000 and 24,999.

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