The Hamilton Spectator dominated the Ontario Newspaper Awards nominations with 21 finalists, followed by the Windsor Star with 16 nods and the Waterloo Region Record with 15. The winners will be announced on April 27 in Waterloo. 

The Hamilton Spectator dominated the Ontario Newspaper Awards nominations with 21 finalists, followed by the Windsor Star with 16 nods and the Waterloo Region Record with 15. The winners will be announced on April 27 in Waterloo.

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Here is the complete list of the Ontario Newspaper Awards nominations for 2013.

FEATURE WRITING (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Grant Lafleche, St. Catharines Standard
Jim Moodie, Sudbury Star
Patrick Kennedy, Kingston Whig-Standard
 
EDITORIAL, OPINION AND ANALYSIS (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Randy Richmond, London Free Press
Steve Buist, Hamilton Spectator
Jane Sims, London Free Press
 
ENTERPRISE/INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Chip Martin, London Free Press
Steve Buist, Hamilton Spectator
Claire Brownell, Windsor Star
 
STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Vidya Kauri, Ryerson University
Ryan Bowman, Conestoga College
 
EDITORIAL, OPINION AND ANALYSIS (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Derek Shelly, Kingston Whig Standard
Andrea DeMeer, Woodstock Sentinel Review
Tara Klager, Guelph Mercury
K.A. (Sandy) Baird
 
Award for HUMOUR WRITING
Nicole MacIntyre, Hamilton Spectator
Tom Mills, Sault Star
Chuck Brown, Guelph Mercury
 
NOVICE REPORTING (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Beatrice Fantoni, Windsor Star
Molly Hayes, Hamilton Spectator
Amy Kenny, Hamilton Spectator
 
SPOT NEWS REPORTING (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Corey Larocque, Niagara Falls Review
Margarita Poliakov, Sudbury Star
Matt Day, Niagara Falls Review
 
DESIGN AND GRAPHICS (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Sherri Lavigne, Sault Star
Tania Praeg, Guelph Mercury
Gord Howard, St. Catharines Standard
 
PHOTOJOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
David Bebee, Waterloo Region  Record
Tyler Brownbridge, Windsor Star
Nick Brancaccio, Windsor Star
 
BUSINESS WRITING
Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star
Debora Van Brenk, London Free Press
Steve Arnold, Hamilton Spectator
 
ONLINE VIDEO PRODUCTION
Mathew McCarthy, Waterloo Region Record
Janek Lowe, Waterloo Region Record
Barry Gray, Hamilton Spectator
 
SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
David Bebee, Waterloo Region Record
Nick Brancaccio, Windsor Star
Peter Lee, Waterloo Region Record
 
SPOT NEWS REPORTING (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Hamilton Spectator news team, Via Rail crash
Waterloo Region Record news team, 11 migrants killed in crash
Sarah Sacheli, Windsor Star
 
SPORTS WRITING (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Dave Waddell, Windsor Star
Greg Mercer, Waterloo Region Record
Patrick Maloney, London Free Press
 
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Bob Tymczyszyn, St. Catharines Standard
Tony Saxon, Guelph Mercury
Gino Donato, Sudbury Star
 
DESIGN AND GRAPHICS (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Dean Tweed, Hamilton Spectator
Neil Ballantyne and Tania Praeg, Waterloo Region Record
John Bullock, Hamilton Spectator
 
SPORTS WRITING (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Mike Davies, Peterborough Examiner
Brian Smiley, Brantford Expositor
Rob Massey, Guelph Mercury
 
HEALTH NEWS & LIFESTYLE
Grant LaFleche and Erica Bajer, St. Catharines Standard
Joanna Frketich, Hamilton Spectator
Jonathan Sher, London Free Press
 
MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM
“Cycling Safety” news team, Sarnia Observer
Chris Seto, Guelph Mercury
Kristie Pearce, Windsor Star
 
ONLINE MULTIMEDIA SPECIAL PROJECT
“Nik Wallenda’s walk,” by Dan Dakin and the Niagara Falls Review news team
“Private Riley” by Mark McNeil with Barry Gray and Dean Tweed, Hamilton Spectator
Michael Rafferty trial coverage by the London Free Press news team
 
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Craig Glover, London Free Press
Derek Ruttan, London Free Press
Janek Lowe, Waterloo Region Record
 
ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY
Jason Kryk, Windsor Star
Robert Wilson, Waterloo Region Record
Tyler Brownbridge, Windsor Star
 
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Doug Schmidt, Windsor Star
Claire Brownell, Windsor Star
Jeff Outhit, Waterloo Region Record
 
GENERAL NEWS FEATURE
Molly Hayes, Hamilton Spectator
Jeff Outhit, Waterloo Region Record
Debora Van Brenk, London Free Press
 
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Dax Melmer, Windsor Star
Derek Ruttan, London Free Press
Tyler Brownbridge, Windsor Star
 
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Scott Tracey, Guelph Mercury
Cathy Dobson, Sarnia Observer
Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review
 
EDUCATION REPORTING
Rosie-Ann Grover, Kristen Calis, Jessica Cunha, Joan Walters, Metroland Media Special Project
Teri Pecoskie, Hamilton Spectator
Shawn Jeffords, St. Catharines Standard
 
SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Scott Wishart, Stratford Beacon Herald
Bob Tymczyszyn, St. Catharines Standard
Mark Wanzel, Barrie Examiner
 
FEATURE WRITING (OVER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Joel Rubinoff, Waterloo Region Record
Susan Clairmont, Hamilton Spectator
Joanna Frketich, Hamilton Spectator
 
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (UNDER 25,000 CIRCULATION)
Brian Thompson, Brantford Expositor
Luke Hendry, The Intelligencer
Bob Tymczyszyn, St. Catharines Standard
 
COLUMN WRITING
Anne Jarvis, Windsor Star
Patrick Kennedy, Kingston Whig-Standard
Paul Benedetti, Hamilton Spectator
 
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WRITING
Amy Kenny, Hamilton Spectator
Joel Rubinoff, Waterloo Region Record
John Law, Niagara Falls Review
 
Social Media
Hugo Rodrigues, Brantford Expositor
Josh Brown, Waterloo Region Record
Dan Dakin, Niagara Falls Review and St. Catharines Standard
 
Novice Reporting (under 25,000 circulation)
Laura Stricker, Sudbury Star
Rachel Psutka, Guelph Mercury
Matt Day, Niagara Falls Review
 
Green Environmental Reporting
Jon Wells, Hamilton Spectator
Matthew Van Dongen, Hamilton Spectator
Carol Mulligan, Sudbury Star

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.