- Our Town
Observer scoops nominations
The Salmon Arm Observer continues its tradition of excellence with six nominations in the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association Ma Murray Awards.
The entire Observer staff is one of three finalists honoured with a nomination in the category of general excellence for newspapers with a circulation category between 5,000 and 10,000 copies.
The paper is competing against the Gulf Islands Driftwood and the Squamish Chief for top placing in the province.
Observer reporter Barb Brouwer is among the finalists in the Environmental Initiative writing category for an article entitled, “Focusing on water issues and solutions,” which detailed a unique environmental science class on the Shuswap watershed offered at Salmon Arm Secondary.
Photographers scored big for the Observer this year. Photographer James Murray pocketed a nomination for a sports photo of a Salmon Arm Secondary basketball player entitled “Game face” and reporter/photographer Lachlan Labere earned a nomination for his photograph of a woman dressed as the Wicked Witch of the West at the Downtown Halloween Treat Trail in the portrait/personality category.
Quality ad design was also spotlighted with sales rep Penny Brown and graphic designer Tani Rademaker earning a nomination for a Salmon Arm GM ad featuring their No GST Event.
Graphic designer Sierre Allison was also nominated in the collaborative ad design category for a Salmon Arm GM ad that ran in the Shuswap Market News.
The awards will be presented at the Ma Murray Awards Gala to be held April 26 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.