'Citizen' special section nominated for provincial award
The Citizen has been nominated for one 2020 Better Newspapers Competition Award by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association for its work last year.
The nominations were announced Tuesday morning and The Citizen has been honoured in the Special Section – Circulation under 9,999 category for its section honouring the annual reunion of the Huron Pioneer Thresher and Hobby Association last September.
This comes as The Citizen has become a fixture on the awards circuit at the provincial level, placing in the top three of at least one category in five of the last seven years.
At the 2019 awards, The Citizen placed third in General Excellence for its circulation class and third for Best Sports Photograph of the Year with a picture taken by Editor Shawn Loughlin at the Dungannon Rodeo.
In 2018, The Citizen placed first in the Best Rural Story – circulation under 9,999 category, while at the 2017, the newspaper was honoured with first place in the Best Community Website – circulation under 9,999 category.
In 2015, The Citizen placed third in General Excellence for its circulation class, as well as the Best Community Website category.
Winners for the 2020 awards will be announced during a virtual awards presentation scheduled for Friday, April 23.