Ma Murray Awards 2021 – Call for Entries


The Ma Murray Awards are an opportunity to recognize the achievements of the association’s 93 member newspapers in British Columbia and Yukon. Dedicated to celebrating excellence amongst our member newspapers, we have been hosting the Ma Murray Awards for almost a century!

This year’s Ma Murrays will include two new categories: we will recognize the best in COVID Coverage – Advertising and COVID Coverage – Editorial. You’ll also find the five new Digital categories, the new New Journalist of the Year Award, and 38 other categories, covering all aspects of the newspaper industry, including reporting, photography, advertising, community contribution, and more.



If you need help using the contest site, download this step-by-step guide.

For reference, you can also download hard copies of all the 2021 contest forms below.


The 2021 Ma Murray Awards will take place in an online format on Thursday, April 29. It’s been a tough year, so our team is working hard to make sure this celebration remains an extra special event for our members, even if we can’t all get together like usual. We sincerely hope that by the end of April, things will be on their way back to something resembling the world we used to know, and that small gatherings will once again be possible. Our MCs will host together from a central studio, and sponsors, award finalists, and member newspapers will be invited to connect from wherever they are.

Finalists can expect to receive a very special package ahead of the Awards Gala, and each mini viewing party will also receive a special Celebration Box full of treats to make things feel a little more connected and festive. All of this is being made possible by our very generous sponsors.

We still have sponsorship opportunities open for the 2021 Ma Murray Awards, giving businesses the chance to show their support for the province’s top community media professionals.

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

When & Where

The 2021 awards will be presented as a virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 29, 2021. More details will follow in the coming months.

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors!

Huge thanks to our confirmed presenting sponsors Black Press Media, Catalyst-A Paper Excellence Company, Coast Capital Savings, Glacier Media and KPU. We’d also like to extend our thanks to confirmed award sponsors BC Care Providers Association, Concord Pacific, FortisBC, HUB International, Ledcor, River Rock Casino Resort, Trans Mountain, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

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!

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