The Comox Valley Record finished second at the Ma Murray Awards for general excellence in our circulation category.
“Here is another well-balanced product that, in the tradition of strong community newspapers, covers all the bases and is sure to be welcomed in every home,” wrote the judge.
“The Comox Valley Record has a very attractive front page, and entices the reader to explore its pages. Production quality and photography are excellent. Well done!”
Our Black Press sister paper, the Parksville-Qualicum Beach News, topped the 12 newspapers in the category with 84.5 points, .25 ahead of the Record. The New Westminster Record was third with 83.5 points.
The Comox Valley Record placed fourth last year and first two years ago.
Seventy of the possible 100 points were based on newsroom criteria with the remainder allotted equally to production quality, advertising content and design, and classified advertising.
The Ma Murray Awards were presented Saturday at the River Rock Casino in Richmond. The awards are presented annually by the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers’ Association.