The Chilliwack Progress earned three awards at the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspaper awards Saturday evening, including gold in the prestigious General Excellence category.
Progress staff was awarded bronze in the Special Section category for the paper’s 125th anniversary edition. “This nicely designed section gives a wonderful sense of what Chilliwack was like a century ago,” said the judges.
Picking up silver was The Progress’ advertising and creative team in the category of collaborative advertising design.
In General Excellence, The Progress earned top marks in a combined score covering 11 different categories. “The Progress knows its community and covers it extremely well,” said the judges.
In accepting the award, Progress publisher Jean Hincks acknowledged the dedication of the entire Progress team.
The awards follow a recent third-place finish in the Canadian Community Newspaper Association for best agricultural section.