Dale Rosamond started up his business Hamster and Elderberry Armory last year where he makes medieval armour entirely in his small Chilliwack apartment. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack Progress photojournalist picks up national award

Jenna Hauck was honoured during the News Photographers Association of Canada annual awards

Chilliwack Progress multi-media journalist Jenna Hauck picked up a national photojournalism award on the weekend.

The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) Pictures of the Year awards, which was live streamed on Saturday, recognizes excellence in photojournalism.

Hauck placed third in the brand-new category of Photos and Article for her piece on Dale Rosamond, a Chilliwack man who makes medieval armour entirely in his own apartment.

READ MORE: The making of medieval armour in Chilliwack

Jesse Winter with Torstar placed first for his Vancouver tent city piece, while Evan Buhler of The Rocky Mountain Outlook got second for his story and photos on trail runners.

The NPAC Pictures of the Year awards feature 13 categories like spot news, social issues and sports, plus awards for photojournalist of the year, photograph of the year and more.

Also on the weekend, four Progress staff members were honoured during the 2020 Ma Murray Awards – two for journalism and two for longstanding service.

READ MORE: Chilliwack Progress staff honoured at 2020 Ma Murray Awards


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