Awards Gala

The BCYCNA Ma Murray Awards are an opportunity to recognize the achievements of the association’s 100+ member newspapers in British Columbia and Yukon. Dedicated to celebrating excellence amongst our member newspapers, we have been hosting the Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards for almost a century! This annual Awards Gala includes awards in 45 categories, covering all aspects of the newspaper industry, including production, publishing, reporting, editing, advertising, photography, website design and community contribution.

The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The contest is now closed to entries while judges review all of the submissions.

We still have sponsorship opportunities open for the 2017 Ma Murray Awards, giving businesses the chance to network in a room of 300 of the province’s top media professionals, and much more.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, click here or contact Kerry Slater at or 604-248-4207.


2017 Ma Murray Awards


We saw a record 91% member participation for the 2017 competition, so our members obviously produced some amazing work again this past year. As always, the top three finalists in each category will be offered a complimentary ticket to attend the Gala, as well as a free night’s stay at the River Rock for the event night, courtesy of the BCYCNA and our generous event sponsors.

Finalists will be announced at the end of February, and registration information will follow, so keep watching this space for updates.

If you would like to download and print out hard copies of the entry forms and FAQs for reference, the BCYCNA provides printable forms that provide everything you need to know about the competition.

Click here to download the Ma Murray 2017 PDFs.


When & Where

The 2017 awards will be presented at a Gala event at the River Rock Casino Resort on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The River Rock has become a BCYCNA favourite and we are always delighted to bring our celebration there.

This space will be updated continually as more details are finalized, so check back often!


Thank you to our confirmed sponsors!

Huge thanks to our confirmed presenting sponsors Catalyst Paper, Glacier Media and TD Bank Group. We’d also like to extend our thanks to confirmed award sponsors, the Black Family, Eclipse Awards, HUB International, Kamloops This Week, KPU, New Car Dealers Association of BC, Port of Vancouver, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, and Urban Fare.

We have many more sponsors still confirming, but if any BCYCNA members know of organizations who would benefit from a partnership with our association, please let us know!


Past Results, Highlights and Videos

2016 Ma Murray Results, Highlights and Video
2015 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
2014 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
2013 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
2012 Ma Murray Results, Highlights and Video
2011 Ma Murray Results
2010 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
2009 Ma Murray Results, Highlights and Video
2008 Ma Murray Results and Video
2007 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
2006 Ma Murray Results
2005 Ma Murray Results
2004 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
2003 Ma Murray Results
2002 Ma Murray Results
2001 Ma Murray Results
2000 Ma Murray Results
1999 Ma Murray Results
1998 Ma Murray Results

Our Presenting Sponsors

Our Awards Sponsors