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Canon Canon CREDIT: Canon Media Awards

Big Winners at the Canon Media Awards 2011

Saturday 28 May 2011, 12:13PM
By Canon Media Awards
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AUCKLAND CITY

The New Zealand Herald won the highly coveted title Canon Newspaper of the Year at the Canon Media Awards held last night in Auckland.

Media from across the country were celebrated at the annual awards, recognising those who work in print and online media.

The New Zealand Herald also scooped Best Website and Newspaper of the Year (with a circulation of over 30,000), while Queenstown’s Mountain Scene picked up Community Newspaper of the Year.

Weekly Newspaper of the Year went to the Weekend Herald and Newspaper of the Year (with a circulation of up to 30,000) was presented to The Southland Times. Best Newsstand Magazine was awarded to North & South.

Mike Johnston, Country Manager of Canon New Zealand, says, “The Canon Media Awards is a fantastic opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s media talent.

“Canon is delighted be both sponsor and part of this event and celebrates all the great efforts of the New Zealand print and online media.

It has been a particularly challenging year for our media in New Zealand. Tonight was a chance to reflect on all that we have been through and acknowledge those passionate people who deliver the news under sometimes extraordinary circumstances,” says Johnston.

Phil Kitchin from The Dominion Post was named senior Reporter of the Year and presented with the Canon Reporter Cup. Charles Anderson from The Nelson Mail was named junior Reporter of the Year.

For the full list of winners please refer to the category winners found below. 

About Canon

Canon is the world’s leading imaging brand that actively inspires with imaginative ideas that enable people to connect, communicate and achieve more than they thought possible through imaging solutions for business and consumers. Canon has ranked among the top-four US patent recipients* for the past 19 years, and had global revenues of around $US45 billion in 2010. Canon New Zealand also operates Canon Finance New Zealand which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services. For more information, visit www.canon.co.nz, www.twitter.com/canonNZ

* Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Winners of the Canon Media Awards 2011

Category Winner
Canon Newspaper of the Year The New Zealand Herald
Newspaper of the Year (over 30,000 circulation) The New Zealand Herald
Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation) The Southland Times
Weekly Newspaper of the Year Weekend Herald
Community Newspaper of the Year Mountain Scene
Senior Best portfolio of six pictures Mark Mitchell
Junior Best portfolio of six pictures Benjamin Curran
Best Single news picture Kent Blechynden
Best Video Amy van Dyk,Mike Scott, Matt Rilkoff, Aaron Wood
Best News Site stuff.co.nz
Best Website nzherald.co.nz
Best Newsstand Magazine North & South
Best Trade/Professional Magazine Unlimited
Magazine Feature Writer of the Year Donna Chisholm
Junior Magazine Feature Writer of the Year Elle Hunt
Senior Reporter of the Year Phil Kitchin
Junior Reporter of the Year Charles Anderson
Reporter Sport Barry Lichter
Senior Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year Tony Wall
Junior Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year Sarah Murray
Best Investigation Karyn Scherer
Student Journalism Award Amelia Wade
Artwork Anna Crichton
Cartoonist Jim Hubbard
Columnist Joe Bennett
Editorial Peter Calder
Headline Jim Curran
Reviewer David Larsen
Best Magazine Design Good
Best Newspaper Design The Press
Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine Canvas
Best Community Collaboration stuff.co.nz/thepress.co.nz
Best Online Commentary/Blog Jane Yee
Best Use Of Emerging Technologies stuff.co.nz ipad & iphone app
Best Sports Picture Hagen Hopkins
Best Photo Essay Richard Robinson
Best Breaking News Coverage thepress.co.nz