Announcing the Winners for PWAC's 2018 Awards

PWAC is pleased to announce the the winners of the 2018 Awards:

Barbara Novak Award for Excellence in Humour and/or Personal Essay Writing:
Winner:  Barbara Lehtiniemi for The Many Facets of Mom, The Voice Magazine

Best Short Article:
Winner:  donalee Moulton for Sexism is not moot, Canadian Lawyer
Runner-up:  Vivien Fellegi for Bayan Khatib, Chatelaine

  • Vivien Fellegi for Teenage Troupe Builds Confidence, Community, Toronto Star
  • Melanie Lefebvre for It's Not My Job to Teach You about Indigenous People, The Walrus
  • Barb Lehtiniemi for Leather Up for Friday the 13th, The Voice Magazine
  • Connie Proteau for Up in Flames, Zoomer Magazine
Best Feature Article:
Winner - Christina Frangou for Life and How to Leave It, Calgary Herald
Runner-up:  Kelly S. Thompson for Battle Fatigue, Maisonneuve


  • Lisa Bendall for Welcome to Zombieland, Zoomer Magazine
  • Vivien Fellegi for Life After Injury, Canadian Immigrant
  • Vivien Fellegi for How Music Matters, Whole Note
  • Virginia Heffernan for The Bruce at 50, Explore Magazine
Editor of the Year:
Winner:  Allison Finnamore

Regional Volunteer Awards:
Atlantic Region:  Andy Walker
Quebec Region:  Julie Barlow
Ontario Region:  Sue Bowness
Prairies & the North Region:  Paul Verhaegh
BC Region:  Robyn Roste

Lawrence Jackson Outstanding Achievement Award:
Winner:  Suzanne Boles

President's Awards:
Cynthia White and Robyn Roste, for their work in expanding the PWAC Job Bank
Alex Roslin, for his work in organizing the judging of the Best Short and Best Feature Article Awards

PWAC's writing, editing and volunteer awards were presented at the PWAC - CMG Freelance 2018 Conference, #FreelancersLevelUp, in Toronto Friday, September 21, 2018.  Please note that the Barbara Novak, editing and volunteer awards do not list finalists.  Our heart-felt congratulations to the winners, runners-up and finalists.  We appreciate everyone's submissions this year!

Elle Andra-Warner,
Chair,Awards Committee

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