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Jack Webster Award Submissions

Accounts from previous years are deleted and cannot be re-used. Please create a new account for this year's submissions.


Deadline extended to July 13, 2017.


Jack Webster uniquely excelled in three journalism platforms - print, radio and TV - during a distinguished career in British Columbia. The Foundation that has been created to honor his achievements primarily rewards excellence for work created on these platforms.


However, digital formats that did not exist in Jack's day - such as blogs, podcasts, social media applications, etc. - are today part of many journalists' toolkits. Therefore, we encourage entries in any of the categories below to include relevant digital material used to enhance the reader/viewer/listener experience of the submission.

We also offer a digital journalism category. it's specifically for digital-first stories, that is journalism uniquely suited to the creative use of digital storytelling including text, video, audio, audience interactivity, data and social media etc.



BC-based journalists reporting for BC news organizations on stories for BC audiences are eligible to enter the 2017 Jack Webster Awards. Such journalists reporting in departments including news, sports, arts, business, etc. should enter their best work into the appropriate news, feature, community, commentary or digital categories or defined categories such as business, science or legal reporting.

Entries published or aired between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017 are eligible.

Entries may be submitted by a journalist or team of journalists working in print, radio, TV, and digital media.

What You Should Know

Award Categories

Please click here to view the award categories and their descriptions.

Please include in your submission:

Technical Guidelines

Before you complete your Awards Submission, we recommend that you review the Technical Guidelines in order to prepare the media file (print, audio, video, or online) that you are required to upload prior to the submission deadline.

If uploading your submission is not possible, please contact the Jack Webster Foundation office for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Jack Webster Foundation webite.