Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Dunlops: Calgary

The Calgary Sun is first off the mark to post its share of Sun Media's 2007 Dunlop Awards, announced today.

Stuart Dryden won the national spot news photography award for his exclusive photo of three-year-old Kate Williams, the sole survivor of a fatal plane crash near Golden, B.C.;

The prestigious J. Douglas Creighton Award goes to Rick Bell, a 16-year veteran reporter/columnist;

Al Charest, photo editor, won a top multimedia award for an audio slide show following the Virginia Tech shooting spree that left dozens of students and teachers dead;

Cherest and members of his staff - Brett Gundlock, Darren Makowichuk and Jim Wells - earned an honourable mention in the same category for their Remembering a Hero audio slideshow, a tribute to Calgary's Cpl. Nathan Hornburg, killed in Afghanistan in September.

Brett Gundlock also won in the multimedia feature category for his Josh, at home on the Streets, documenting the life of a drug-addicted home man;

Jim Wells also earned honourable mention for his A Year in His Life piece about a young man left paralysed after a quad accident.

Jose Rodriguez, editor-in-chief, says in a story by Nadia Moharib he's pleased with the Calgary Sun's performance in the annual awards.

“I’m very, very pleased at how our team did,” he said. “We absolutely cleaned up in multimedia.”

Click on the highlighted links to view the winning multimedia entries.

The awards, in honour of Edward A. Dunlop, founding president of the Toronto Sun, have been awarded annually since 1985. feature documenting the life of drug-addicted homeless man.

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