Awards Gala – 2018 Registration


The 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 year’s Awards Gala includes five new DIGITAL award categories, plus 41 others, covering all aspects of the newspaper industry, including reporting, photography, advertising, community contribution, and more.

We are so proud of the work coming out of BC and Yukon community newspapers, and hope that all of our member papers will join us at the River Rock Casino Resort on Saturday, April 28, 2018 for the event of the year.

We still have sponsorship opportunities open for the 2018 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, contact Kerry Slater at or 604-248-4207.


2018 Ma Murray Awards




Click above to see the complete list of finalists or to register using an online form. If you’d prefer to print off a registration form to complete by hand, download it here.

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. (Please note that if it is a team entry, only ONE free ticket and ONE free hotel night is offered).

Everything you need to know about the event venue and booking your hotel room can be found here.

When & Where

The 2018 awards will be presented at a Gala event at the River Rock Casino Resort on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The River Rock has become a BCYCNA favourite and we are always delighted to bring our celebration there.

We’re thrilled to welcome back Coast Capital Savings as our title sponsor once again, and can’t wait to find out what treats and surprises they will bring to the table this year. We are so grateful for the positive impact they’ve had both on our event and on the communities our papers represent, so we hope you’ll show them some love.

We’re also pretty excited about this year’s MCs!

Kevin and Sonia host the KiSS RADiO morning show in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. With their show, they give you an inside look at their 15-year friendship and have even been recognized as Broadcast Performers of the Year by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters. You can catch them having fun in the morning with their games like the Not So Secret Word and their hilarious…but awkward Sexy Slow Jams. The two best friends are always up for a good time even if it means at their own expense. 

The Schedule

1:30-2:00pm – BCYCNA AGMBirkenhead Room, River Rock Conference Centre

5:30 – 6:30pm – CATALYST PAPER PRESIDENT’S RECEPTIONRiver Rock Show Theatre Foyer 
Pick up your nametag and ticket here, and join us for hors d’oeuvres and an open bar before dinner.

5:30pm – end of dinner – BCYCNA SILENT AUCTIONRiver Rock Show Theatre Foyer
The BCYCNA is pleased to be holding our first-ever Silent Auction fundraiser. Thanks to the BCYCNA board of directors and all of our generous donors, you’ll be able to bid on thousands of dollars worth of getaways, concert and sporting tickets, and beautiful gifts! Check back soon for a list of donors.

We will open the doors to the theatre at 6:30pm. After some welcoming remarks and special presentations, enjoy a delicious dinner followed by the Ma Murray Awards presentation.

10:00pm – midnight – AFTER-PARTY River Rock Show Theatre
With a special After-Party bar, photo booth, and music, put on your dancing shoes and celebrate!

Midnight – late – GLACIER LOUNGE
Once the theatre closes its doors, the after-after-party in the Glacier Lounge is the place to be, for the truly dedicated revelers.


Thank you to our confirmed sponsors!

Huge thanks to our title sponsor Coast Capital Savings, and to our confirmed presenting sponsors Black Press, Catalyst Paper, CN, Glacier Media, KPU and TD Bank Group. We’d also like to extend our thanks to confirmed award sponsors, Aberdeen Publishing, the Association of BC Forest Professionals, BC Care Providers Association, Concord Pacific, Eclipse Awards, FujiFilm, HUB International, International Web Express, Ledcor, Port of Prince Rupert, Port of Vancouver, Sun Chemical, Thompson Rivers University, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, and Trial Lawyers Association of BC.

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

2017 Ma Murray Results, Highlights and Video
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