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Northern Lights winners shine on Canada.

CTC awards luncheon in New York City highlights the finest travel journalism in broadcast, online and written media.

17 April 2013

Storytellers play a key part in the fabric of society. Those with the most vivid adventures capture eager audiences; the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is delighted to celebrate the best Canadian chroniclers at the annual Northern Lights awards luncheon at Canada Media Marketplace.

This year’s event took place April 16 at the fabled Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY. One of the highlights at the luncheon, hosted by Travel Alberta, was a keynote speech by actor, writer and director Andrew McCarthy.

The Missouri School of Journalism and Associate Professor John Fennell had the tricky job of sifting through hundreds of entries for the 16th Northern Lights Awards. Roger Williams, Image Media Farm president, judged the broadcast and online video categories.

Storytellers, take a bow:

Print (Culinary)
Winner: Amy Rosen, Food Arts
Creating a Scene

2) Remy Scalza, British Columbia Magazine
“Local Culture”

Mobile App
Winner: National Geographic Traveler Mobile App
A Taste of Montreal

Print (Leisure, Lifestyle, Adventure)
Jon Turk, Canoe & Kayak
“Ellesmere: Two Men Alone on a World of Ice”

2) Andrew Findlay, British Columbia Magazine
Waiting for Fairweather

Online Writing (Culinary)
Winner: Bobbie Hasselbring, RealFoodTraveler
A Chinese Food Marathon in Richmond, BC

Online Writing (Leisure, Lifestyle, Adventure)
Winner: Sarah Gold, Travel + Leisure
On Thin Ice with Churchill’s Polar Bears

Winner: Steve Dolinsky
Montreal Bagels

2) Johnny Jet, “Hot Spots 2012

Winner:  Anthony Bourdain: The Layover: Toronto
Produced by Zero Point Zero Production Inc, aired on Travel Channel

2) “Our Longest Drive,” Golf Channel

Winner: Catherine Karnow, National Geographic Society
A Taste of Montreal” mobile app

2) Gary Arndt, Everything Everywhere, “Photo Essay: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

CTC News  will provide a full report later this month from Canada Media Marketplace 2013.


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