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Awards time

December 21, 2010

You’ve got less than a month now to submit entries for both the 2011 Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards and the 2011 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

Entries for the Ma Murrays must be in by Jan. 14. New this year, entries will be submitted online. That should make things easier than the typical slicing and dicing dozens of articles from the last year. The awards gala will take place April 30. Here’s what the BCYNA blog has to say about the night:

Finalists will be announced sometime in February, and winners will be announced at the Awards Gala night on April 30. And trust us, this is a party you don’t want to miss. Finalist or not, you should be there! There’s a fabulous Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by CN, the BCYCNA’s Annual General Meeting, and then the Catalyst President’s Reception, where you can mingle with your colleagues from all over BC and Yukon over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The evening’s highlight, of course, is the BCYCNA Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards, where you’ll enjoy a first-class dinner, drinks, entertainment and the handing out of awards in 45 categories. The night ends (or begins?) with a fantastic after-party complete with DJ and dancing till the wee hours.

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Go here to submit your entries. The beauty of online entries also is a curse — they mean that contestants won’t have to worry about postage delays, which means you can finally leave it until the hour before entries close to put together your submissions.

The CCNAs are still all done on paper. Meeting the early bird deadline of Jan. 12 will make you eligible for $1,500 toward the cost of attending the 2011 INK &  BEYOND conference in Vancouver. The do-or-die deadline is Jan. 21. Find all the necessary info here. And you can find a list of the different awards and rules here.

Photo via BCYNA.

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