The Co-operator’s Allan Dawson was among several Manitoba farm writers to win awards at the annual Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual meeting held last weekend in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.
Dawson won silver in the press editorial category for his article “Who has Ritz’s ear,” which published last April. Dawson won gold in the feature photograph category for his August 2012 photo marking Western Canada’s transition to an open market for wheat, durum and barley.
Dave Bedard, Kevin Doole and Laura Rance of the Manitoba Co-operator received the silver award in the World Wide Web category.
FBC staff writer Gord Gilmour received gold in the press column category for his piece entitled “Pay attention.” He won silver in the press feature category with his article “Break the Cycle.”
Other Manitoba farm writers to win this year include: Golden West Radio’s Kelvin Heppner, who picked up a gold in radio news reporting and a bronze in the daily news reporting. Marilyn Maki of CBC Radio won bronze in the radio reporting division.
Canadian Wheat Board writers Richard Martin and Tiffany Koberstein won silver and bronze in the news release category.
The Western Producer’s Brandon correspondent Robert Arnason won bronze in weekly press reporting.
Manitoba freelancers Ron Friesen and Tobin Dyck also won awards. Friesen won silver in the monthly press category and Dyck, writing for Grainews, won bronze in the press column category.