The Chronicle-Telegraph up for five newspaper awards this May

The QCT has been honoured with five nominations at the annual Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) Awards.

Assistant editor Michèle Thibeau is a finalist in the Best Education Story category for a piece she wrote on DDO School’s community-backed effort to secure an addition to its building.

This is Thibeau’s third nomination since beginning her journalism career at the paper in 1998; she won previously in the Best Investigative or In-Depth Reporting category.

Meanwhile, three QCT staffers were acknowledged in the photography categories.

Jay Ouellet received a nod for Best Sports Photo for a particularly intense action-shot of footballers at play, while fellow lensman David Cannon and designer Matthew Anderson were nominated for their collaborative photo essay on the new venue for Central Québec School Board’s annual cross-country run.

“ was recognized in the Best Website category.”

The QCT’s overhauled online presence ( ) was recognized in the Best Website category, just a few months after it was established.

An advertisement for a tailgate party earned the QCT its fifth nomination, in the Best Ad category.
Dozens of newspapers, with a combined readership of 700,000, were eligible for the awards. Only three nominations are handed out in each category.

The winners—hopefully some QCT staff among them—will be announced at a banquet during the QCNA’s annual general meeting in Montreal on May 23.