Photographer James Murray, Observer claim honours

The newspaper’s sharp-shooter took first place in the Newspapers Canada feature photo division for his image entitled, Reliving the past

  • Apr. 23, 2013 7:00 a.m.
Good as gold: This image of Matthew Smith at the Black Powder Rendevous won a national first place award.

Good as gold: This image of Matthew Smith at the Black Powder Rendevous won a national first place award.

It’s more gold for Observer photographer James Murray.

The newspaper’s sharp-shooter took first place in the Newspapers Canada feature photo division for his image entitled, Reliving the past, which captured a boy attending the Black Powder Rendevous shooting event. On Saturday, Murray was also honoured with a third-place award at the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association (BCYCNA) for a spot news photo he took of Salmon Arm firefighters attempting to extinguish a burning SUV.

In addition, the Observer staff was honoured with a second-place award in the general excellence category for its BCYCNA circulation class. The general excellence category considers all elements of the newspaper including editorial content, advertising and design.