NZME has record number of finalists at Canon Media Awards

NZME has a record number of finalists in this year's Canon Media awards
NZME has a record number of finalists in this year's Canon Media awards

Finalists for the 42nd annual Canon Media Awards have been announced, with 38 NZME journalists, photographers, artists and others up for New Zealand's top journalism awards.

The New Zealand Herald and the Weekend Herald have also been nominated for best daily and weekly newspapers respectively.

From a total of 1603 entries spanning 69 categories, 264 finalists have been chosen by 45 independent judges in five countries.

Judges have worked in panels of two or three.

The winners will be announced at the awards presentation dinner at Te Papa in Wellington on the evening of Friday, May 20.

Weekend Herald and Herald on Sunday editor Miriyana Alexander has been nominated for the editorial leader of the year award and the Herald has been nominated for best editorial campaign or project and best coverage of a major news event.

The following NZME people and publications have been nominated for Canon awards:

Photography


PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR:
Alan Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post

BEST FEATURE PHOTO:
Alan Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post
Brett Phibbs - The New Zealand Herald

BEST FEATURE VIDEO:
Steve Orsbourn - The New Zealand Herald

BEST PORTRAIT PHOTO:
Guy Coombes - Viva Magazine/ The New Zealand Herald
Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post

BEST SPORTS PHOTO:
Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post

BEST SPORTS VIDEO:
Alan Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Steve Orsbourn - The New Zealand Herald
Nick Reed - The New Zealand Herald

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO:
Alan Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Brett Phibbs - The New Zealand Herald

Reporting


REPORTER OF THE YEAR:
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald
Phil Taylor - The New Zealand Herald

BUSINESS:
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald

POLITICS:
Bernard Orsman - The New Zealand Herald
Jared Savage - The New Zealand Herald

CRIME & JUSTICE:
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Jared Savage - The New Zealand Herald
Phil Taylor - The New Zealand Herald

HEALTH:
Martin Johnston - The New Zealand Herald

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:
Jamie Morton - The New Zealand Herald

LIFESTYLE:
Cherie Howie - Herald on Sunday

SPORT:
Dylan Cleaver - The New Zealand Herald
Dana Johansen - The New Zealand Herald
Patrick McKendry - The New Zealand Herald

GENERAL:
Lincoln Tan - The New Zealand Herald

COMMUNITY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Danielle Nicholson - Hamilton News
Katee Shanks - Whakatane News

Feature writing
BUSINESS:
Anne Gibson - The New Zealand Herald

POLITICS:
Steve Deane - The New Zealand Herald

HEALTH:
Annemarie Quill - Bay of Plenty Times

LIFESTYLE:
Steve Braunias - The New Zealand Herald

SPORT:
Dylan Cleaver - The New Zealand Herald

GENERAL:
Steve Braunias - The New Zealand Herald

Opinion

BUSINESS:
Chris Barton - The New Zealand Herald
Liam Dann - The New Zealand Herald

POLITICS:
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald

SPORT:
Toby Manhire - The New Zealand Herald

GENERAL:
Verity Johnson - The New Zealand Herald/Canvas Magazine

General
CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR:

Rod Emmerson - The New Zealand Herald

BEST HEADLINE:
Todd Murray - The New Zealand Herald
James Smith - Wanganui Chronicle/ Bay of Plenty Times/ Wairarapa Times Age
Nicholas Sorensen - The New Zealand Herald/Weekend Herald

BEST INVESTIGATION:
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Jared Savage - The New Zealand Herald

SCOOP OF THE YEAR:
Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald
Phil Taylor - The New Zealand Herald

BEST EDITORIAL CAMPAIGN OR PROJECT:
Shayne Currie - The New Zealand Herald
Stuart Dye - Herald on Sunday

BEST COVERAGE OF A MAJOR NEWS EVENT:
The New Zealand Herald

BEST INNOVATION IN STORYTELLING:
Harkanwal Singh - The New Zealand Herald
Phil Taylor - The New Zealand Herald
Caleb Tutty- The New Zealand Herald

BEST NEWS SITE OR APP:
The New Zealand Herald - Herald iPhone app

BEST SPORTS SITE:
nzherald.co.nz

BEST LIFESTYLE / ENTERTAINMENT SITE;
The New Zealand Herald - Entertainment - www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment
Viva - www.viva.co.nz

BEST DIGITAL ARTWORK OR GRAPHICS:
Harkanwal Singh - insights.nzherald.co.nz
Paul Stowers - nzherald.co.nz

BEST PRINT ARTWORKS OR GRAPHICS:
Richard Dale - The New Zealand Herald
Anna Crichton - The New Zealand Herald & Metro
Andrew Louis - The New Zealand Herald

BEST NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGE:
The New Zealand Herald
Weekend Herald

BEST NEWSPAPER INSERTED MAGAZINE (NiM):
Canvas - The New Zealand Herald

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR +30,000:
The New Zealand Herald

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR -30,000:
Hawkes Bay Today
Rotorua Daily Post

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR:
Weekend Herald

EDITORIAL LEADER OF THE YEAR:
Miriyana Alexander - Weekend Herald/Herald on Sunday

- NZ Herald

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