Ma Murray Awards 2018 – Finalists

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.

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).

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.

Hard copies of all the 2018 contest forms are downloadable here.

Ticket and hotel information will be made available within the week.

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.

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors!

Huge thanks to our title sponsor Coast Capital Savings, and to our confirmed presenting sponsors 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, Black Family, Concord Pacific, Eclipse Awards, HUB International, International Web Express, Ledcor, Port of Vancouver, 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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2015 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
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2011 Ma Murray Results
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2009 Ma Murray Results, Highlights and Video
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2007 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
2006 Ma Murray Results
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2004 Ma Murray Results and Highlights
2003 Ma Murray Results
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2000 Ma Murray Results
1999 Ma Murray Results
1998 Ma Murray Results

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