The Atlantic Journalism Awards were held on Saturday night in Fredericton and stories from Cumberland County were big winners.
Carol Moreira was the gold winner in our category of Atlantic Magazine Article for a story she wrote about Cyrus Eaton and the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash. My nominated article about the ospreys nesting along the River Philip was a silver winner.
Along with my silver win for Saltscapes magazine, Jack MacAndrew was the gold winner for Saltscapes in the Atlantic Magazine Profile for a story he wrote about singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan. This is Jack's fourth win. He's from PEI.
It was a great night. Lovely to share the evening with Saltscapes publishers Jim and Linda Gourlay. Guest speaker, CBC News anchor Ian Hanomansing, who hails from Sackville, NB, was riveting; he spoke eloquently for 20 minutes without notes which made me want to throw my dinner roll at him in envy. It was inspiring to see others' work (every nomination was previewed on the big screens before the winner was announced) and to see so many young (and young-ish) journalists not only present but winning.
Definitely an evening to celebrate excellence in Atlantic journalism.