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Give a big hand to the 2013 Northern Lights Awards winners.

Top journalism from broadcast, online, visual and written media celebrated at CTC luncheon in San Francisco.

02 April 2014

With such a vast country, it’s not surprising that Canada inspires a vivid range of stories. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) highlights the best of the recent crop of the tales at the annual Northern Lights Awards luncheon, which forms an integral part of Canada Media Marketplace.

The Fairmont San Francisco hotel was the maître d’ for this year’s luncheon on April 1, which was hosted by Travel Alberta, Tourism Jasper and Brewster Canada. As part of the luncheon, Fairmont Canada heritage guide Mike Vincent told the story of how the new Glacier Skywalk came to life as well as the history of Jasper National Park.

Associate Professor John Fennelland Assistant Professor Amy Simons from the Missouri School of Journalism made the final calls on the winners from the hundreds of entries for the 17th Northern Lights Awards. This year’s winners received individual hooked rugs from Tourism New Brunswick, with the runners-up claiming handmade wooden bowls crafted by local artist.

Raise a glass to the winners:

Print: (Leisure, Adventure and Lifestyle)
Winner: Leslie Anthony, SNOW Magazine
“La Grande Dame”

2) Conor Mihell, Canoe & Kayak
“River of Time”

Print: (The Culinary Experience)
Winner: Lesley Chesterman, Food Arts
Ils Se Souviennent

2) Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, Lonely Planet India
“Wok & Roll”

Mobile App
Winner: enRoute
Special issue: Wine

Online Writing (Leisure, Lifestyle and Adventure)
Winner: Richard Bangs, Huffington Post
Walking With Polar Bears: The Next Great Safari

Online Writing (The Culinary Experience)
Winner: Yvette Cardozo, Travel Arts Syndicate
Grapes on Ice

Winner: Brandy Yanchyk, BBC World’s “Fast Track”
The Aboriginal community using tourism to help preserve its way of life

2) Matt Stabile, TheExpeditioner.com
Travel Guide to Québec City

Winner: “Rudy Maxa: Rudy Maxa’s World”—Montréal & Quebec
Produced and written by Susan McNally

2) Zero Point Zero: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown—Quebec”

Winner: Gary Arndt, Everything Everywhere
Photo Essay: The Southern Coast of Labrador

2) Jared Hobbs, British Columbia Magazine
Vancouver Island marmots

Look for a full report later this month in CTC News from Canada Media Marketplace 2014.



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