They’re back! The Editor’s Weekend Awards of Excellence in Newsletter and Web Communications will be presented at the 2022 Editor’s Weekend.
To enter, your local must have produced at least two editions of a newsletter and have an updated website between September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2022.
The awards are offered in three categories:
- BPS Local
- OPS Local
- CAAT Locals (Academic and Support)
The awards will be presented at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. They will be judged by two independent judges who know unions and communications.
The deadline for OPSEU/SEFPO 2022 newsletter and website awards is Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 5pm.
Enter as many or as few awards as you wish, but make each entry separate, with its own entry application to the specific story, art or issue you are entering.
Note: Only new or revived newsletters or website may enter for Rookie of the Year. You cannot enter both Rookie of Year and Most Improved.
Within each sector category, there are 16 separate awards categories:
Best Feature: Enter up to two feature articles. Features are human interest stories that go beyond straight news.
Best Editorial: Enter up to two opinion pieces, whether it is called an editorial, a president’s column or something else.
Best Humour Piece: Enter up to two original humorous stories, editorials or parody pieces.
Best News Coverage: Enter up to two articles which illustrate good news coverage.
Best Equity Article: Enter up to two articles which highlight an equity issue.
Best Bargaining Communication: This award honours local work produced for members in preparation for or in support of their own bargaining, including strike communication. Enter up to two articles.
Best Original Cartoon: Enter up to two cartoons created specifically for your newsletter or website.
Best Original Photo: Enter up to two photos taken specifically for your newsletter or website.
Best Original Illustration: Enter up to two illustrations created specifically for your newsletter or website.
Rookie of the Year – Newsletter: Open only to a new publication, or one which has been revived after a break of at least two years.
Rookie of the Year – Website: Open only to a new website, or one which has been revived after a break of at least two years.
Most Improved Newsletter: Entry must include an issue from this award period