Seven awards for the Abbotsford News

The Abbotsford News was honoured with seven B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Awards and one Canadian Community Newspaper Award on the weekend.

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The Abbotsford News was honoured with seven B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Awards and one Canadian Community Newspaper Award on the weekend.

Graphic artist Cristine MacDonald took first place in the collaborative ad design category for her work on “Time to Get Personal.” Judges stated, “This ad clearly shows a creative team who have used the medium in an innovative way.”

Colleague Shelby Maryniuk was nominated in the same category and took home third place for the “Ronald Allan Final Sale” ad.

Other winners include:

– Sports editor Dan Kinvig (second) in the sports writing category for his feature headlined “Gray gets the point.”

– Photographer John Van Putten (third) in the spot news photo category for his photo of police taking down a suspect at gunpoint.

– Creative services manager Alana Green (third) in the newspaper promotion category for Captain Black’s Treasure Quest.

– Graphic artist Claire Petherwick (third) in the collaborative ad campaign category for her work on Pistachio.

– Finally, The News took home a third place award in the website and online innovation categories.

In the national awards, reporter Ashley Wray took home second place honours for best feature story for her piece that chronicled the life of Chelsey Acorn, a 14-year-old from Abbotsford who was murdered in 2005.