Media Advisory - 2015 Jack Webster Awards launched

VANCOUVER, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation, today, launched the 2015 Jack Webster Awards to recognize excellence in BC print, broadcast and online journalism.

"For the 29th year, the Jack Webster Foundation presents its annual award program in the name of one of BC's best-known journalists," said executive director, Nora Newlands. "From 1947 to 1987, in print, open-line radio and TV, the late Jack Webster engaged a generation of British Columbians with his hard-hitting style of journalism."

Eligible BC print, broadcast and online journalists can enter to win a coveted "Webster"' statue 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, 
  • Digital Journalism

Submissions must have been aired or published between June 1, 20014 and May 31, 2015.  Deadline for entry is June 30, 2015.

Visit the Foundation's website at for easy access to detailed submission information about the 2015 Jack Webster Awards.

Jack Webster Awards Dinner

The awards will be presented the 2015 Jack Webster Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 4th 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 Fortis BC, HSBC, CN, Labatt Breweries, Port Metro Vancouver, TELUS, and BCMEA.

SOURCE Jack Webster Foundation

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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