The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association announced the winners of its 2019 Better Newspaper Competition – General Excellence earlier this month.
The Westwind Weekly News took third place for Best Editorial Page in Class A, while her sister paper, the Taber Times, was awarded first place for Best Sports Page/Section in Class B.
“The Westwind Weekly News, as part of the Alta Newspaper Group, continues to be dedicated to delivering the best possible quality to our readership,” said WWN editor Trevor Busch. “We hope to improve on this year’s recognition in the months to come.”
The annual competition honours general excellence in Alberta weekly newspaper publishing.
Five different categories are based on size of community, from under 1,100 up to 12,500 and over. In each of these groups, awards are then presented for excellence in: General Excellence, Best Front Page, Best Editorial Page, and Best Sports Page.
Independent publishers from outside of Alberta generally compose the judging committee and the awards are presented during the annual Convention held by the Association.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards were presented online.