Media Advisory - 2009 Jack Webster Awards

    Submission Deadline extended to July 13, 2009.

    VANCOUVER, June 22 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation announced today
that the deadline for submissions to the annual Jack Webster Awards has been
extended to July 13, 2009.

    Eligible BC print, broadcast and online journalists can enter to win a
    "Webster"' in the following categories:

        -  News (one each for print, radio and TV),
        -  Feature (one each for print, radio and TV),
        -  Science, Technology, Health and Environment,
        -  Legal Journalism,
        -  Business, Industry and Economics,
        -  Community,
        -  Chinese Language,
        -  Commentator of the Year City Mike Award,
        -  Online Journalism (new for 2009),

    Submissions must have been aired or published between June 1, 2008 and
    May 31, 2009.


    Visit the Foundation's website at for easy access to
    detailed submission information about the 2009 Jack Webster Awards.

    Jack Webster Awards Dinner
    The awards will be presented the 2009 Jack Webster Awards Dinner on
    Tuesday, October 20th in Vancouver.

    The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize and
encourage excellence in journalism in British Columbia. The work of the
Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Terasen Gas, HSBC,
CN, Labatt Breweries, Port Metro Vancouver, Worksafe BC, CGA, Bell and BCLC.

For further information:

For further information: Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster
Foundation, Tel. (604) 261-6184, Fax (604) 261-1964, Email:, Web site:

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