Northern Lights Awards Winners for Works Created in 2012


The Canadian Tourism Commission and Canada Media Marketplace 2013 would like to congratulate the winners of Canada’s Northern Lights Awards for Excellence in Travel Journalism for 2012.


Print, Online writing, Photography and Mobile App entries were judged by John Fennell of the Missouri School of Journalism. Broadcast and Online Video were judged by Roger Williams of IMF, Vancouver, British Columbia.


The awards will be presented to the winners at a luncheon held at Canada Media Marketplace at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.


First Prize Culinary Print

Amy Rosen

‘Creating a Scene’

Food Arts Magazine


Second Prize Culinary Print

Remy Scalza

‘Local Culture’

British Columbia Magazine


First Prize Mobile App

Keith Bellows

‘A Taste of Montreal’

National Geographic Traveler Mobile App

Text by Taras Grescoe, photographs by Catherine Karnow


First Prize Print - Leisure, Lifestyle, Adventure

John Turk

‘Ellesmere: Two Men Alone in a World of Ice’

Canoe & Kayak Magazine


Second Prize Print – Leisure, Lifestyle, Adventure

Andrew Findlay

‘Waiting for Fair Weather’

British Columbia Magazine


First Prize Online Writing – Culinary

Bobbie Hasselbring

‘A Chinese Food Marathon in Richmond, BC’


First Prize Online Writing – Leisure, Lifestyle, Adventure

Sarah Gold

‘On Thin Ice With Churchill’s Polar Bears’


First Prize Video

Steve Dolinsky

‘Montreal Bagels’


Second Prize Video

Johnny Jet

‘Hot Spots 2012’


First Prize Broadcast TV

Anthony Bourdain

Zero Point Zero Productions

‘Layover TO’

Travel Channel


Second Prize Broadcast TV

Victor Zast

Longest Drive, LLC

‘Our Longest Drive’ 


First Prize, Photography

Catherine Karnow

National Geographic Society

'A Taste of Montreal'

National Geographic Traveler Mobile App


Second Prize, Photography
Gary Arndt
Everything Everywhere
'Photo Essay: Hadai Gwai, British Columbia’


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