Wellington Advertiser nominated for 2023 OCNA awards

North Wellington Community News also nominated

WELLINGTON COUNTY – For the fifth straight year, the Wellington Advertiser has been named one of the top three community newspapers in Ontario in its circulation class.

On Feb. 14 the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) announced the finalists for its 2023 Better Newspaper Competition (BNC), which recognizes the work of community newspapers throughout the province.

Nominated alongside the Advertiser in the general excellence category (circulation over 12,500) are the Kitchissipi Times and the Listowel Independent Plus.

The Advertiser won the general excellence award in its class the previous four years, from 2019 to 2022.

The newspaper has been named a finalist in the following 2023 BNC Premier Award categories:

The Advertiser’s sister publication, the North Wellington Community News, which covers Wellington North, Minto and Mapleton, was nominated for the following Premier Awards:

  • Best Feature/Unit pages (Feb. 9 Family Day feature); and
  • Best Creative Ad (Nov. 10, 2022 ad by Alicia Roza for Young’s Home Hardware).

The complete list of finalists can be found at ocna.org.

The winners will be announced during a virtual presentation this spring.